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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Gears of War: Judgment
Microsoft has reached into their vaults for the latest trailer for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Fans of the original might recall a memorable TV spot featuring the song Mad World, and in a fitting nod to the 2006 version, Mad World returns for Ultimate Edition’s launch trailer. Check it out below. And as a reminder, all save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over to Ultimate Edition, which will also support several Xbox One features, including screenshots, Snap, and DVR.
Everyone who buys Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One bundle will be able to unlock the entire series. Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, announced during E3, will allow gamers who pick up Ultimate Edition between August 25 and December 31 to play the entire run on their Xbox One: Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment. Of course, current owners will be able to play them using their own copies, once backwards compatibility goes live for all this fall. All save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over, and they will also support Xbox One features, such as screenshots, Snap, and DVR. Xbox One gamers in the preview program can play the first Gears of War today.
A free DLC pack, sponsored by Maxim, has launched for Gears of War: Judgment. The limited-time giveaway download includes the return of Execution Mode and a new multiplayer map, Haven. Special playlists for both have also been made available, offering 200% XP boosts for regular players and 300% XP boosts for VIP pass holders. A title update has also launched, and is detailed below.
Gears of War: Judgment is now on store shelves. Developed by People Can Fly, the studio behind the Painkiller series and Bulletstorm, Judgment is a prequel to the original trilogy and brings with it a host of additions, including Mission Declassification, Smart Spawn System, and Survival. Mission Declassification is a campaign feature that allows players to unlock tougher scenarios as they find new information throughout the story, while Smart Spawn System varies encounters by dynamically adjusting enemy type, time, and location. Survival joins multiplayer as the latest co-op mode.
It’s nearing time for you to gear up for the next—or first, as it is—Locust invasion. Microsoft and Epic have released a new launch trailer for People Can Fly’s Gears of War: Judgment, a prequel that sets in motion the events that occur in the main Gears trilogy. The footage reveals more of the game’s main campaign, showing just what the Bulletstorm developers have been up to as they tackle the popular series.
Microsoft has announced that the Season Pass for Gears of War: Judgment will come with a handful of extras. The 1600 MS Point pass not only represents a 20% discount for entire range of DLC, but it will also include a permanent double XP boost, early access to upcoming multiplayer maps, five exclusive weapon skins, and four exclusive armor skins. The two announced drops will consist of six maps, two new modes, and new weapon and armor skins.
A new video has launched focusing on Gears of War: Judgment’s multiplayer component. Titled The Guts of Gears – Multiplayer, the video features Lt. Damon Baird going over some of the various modes, armory updates, and rewards. Domination, Free-For-All, OverRun, and Team Deathmatch are covered, as well as a few of the six new grenade types and an overview of the prizebox bonuses.
Gears fans looking for a leg up in the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment will be able to access OverRun, the new class-based multiplayer mode that has teams of five squaring off as Locust and COG soldiers, early if they are a GameStop PowerUp Rewards member and pre-order, or have already pre-ordered, at GameStop. The public launch will be on March 19, but members will be able to access the mode starting March 15 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). All experience will carry over to the full version. GameStop is also offering two additional skin bonuses, detailed below.
People Can Fly, the studio behind Painkiller and the ridiculously fun Bulletstorm, is getting their turn at the Gears of War franchise next year with the Epic Games co-developed Gears of War: Judgment. Microsoft has announced that the prequel, set shortly after Emergence Day but before the original Gears, will launch on March 19. In addition to new enemies, locations, and weapons, Judgement will include a new class-based, Horde and Beast hybrid multiplayer mode called OverRun.