Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Gears of War

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will unlock all four Xbox 360 titles

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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.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

New Gears of War: Ultimate Edition developer video released

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The third behind-the-scenes video for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone live. The first two showcased the new opening cinematic and Coalition’s efforts to get the game running at 60 fps in 1080p. The latest video runs over three minutes and covers, oddly enough, cover, and the team’s methods of retaining the feeling of the original while updating the mechanics for a new generation.

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Xbox One News

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition goes gold, new intro, doc videos out

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Microsoft has sent word that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone gold and is now available for digital pre-download. The game is available in two flavors, the $39.99 Standard Edition and the $59.99 Deluxe Edition, each of which comes with pre-order bonuses for early buyers. The former includes multiplayer skins for Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya, as well as the Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin, while the latter adds 10 animated weapon skins, 36 standard weapon skins, and Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin in multiplayer. Coalition also released two new videos to offer a better look at the revamped visuals and design process. Both the new opening cinema and behind-the-scenes look are viewable below.

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Xbox One News

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle announced at Comic-Con

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Microsoft revealed a new Xbox One Gears of War bundle during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, currently up for pre-order, will be available on August 25 for $349. The set will include a 500GB console, a wireless controller with a 3.5mm headset jack, a download code for a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin, and early access to the 2016 Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.

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Xbox One News

E3 2015: Microsoft – Backwards compatibility, HoloLens, Gears 4

XXX at the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)

Microsoft had a lot to show this year, including an on-stage demonstration of HoloLens, details about the upcoming elite controller, gameplay footage from Gears of War 4, and the debut of the Steam Early Access-like program Xbox Game Preview. There was also the biggest surprise of the event, the reveal that backwards compatibility is coming to the Xbox One. The latter is opening the system up to not only a massive back catalog of titles but also some nice bonuses, such as a free copy of Fallout 3 with Fallout 4 and free copies of Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 with Rainbow Six Siege.

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Gears of War: Judgment gets title update, free map and mode DLC

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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.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Watch your flank, Gears of War: Judgment now available for 360

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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.

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Xbox 360 News

The horde is coming! Gears of War: Judgment launch trailer released

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.

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Gears of War: Judgment – Season Pass extras, Maxim freebies, more

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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.

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Baird details Gears of War: Judgment’s multiplayer in new trailer

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.

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