"Sometimes, death is all you can see..."
You read that with a gritty Hollywood voice-over lilt, right? No? Go back and read it again. Got it? Good. Nothing like a bit of gravelly death in the morning to get the juices flowing and bait anti-gaming crusader Jack Thompson.
Yup, the sound of a voice like mountains rubbing together, a dash of Sin City
-style animation, a spot of ultra-violence and you've got the perfect way to kick off the marketing campaign for what's sure to be one of the biggest games of the year, Gears of War 2
You can see it for yourself below. You might want to check out the first snippets of artwork and place-holder packshots while you're down there, too.
The video follows the game's developer, Epic Games, announcing at Microsoft's Game Developers Conference keynote
that Gears 2
will be released in November.