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Monday, June 10, 2024

The announcement trailer for Gears of War: E-Day

I  very rarely play video or computer games anymore.  Mostly it's because of a lack of time.  And there are other amusements too, like having a miniature dachshund.  But that doesn't mean I don't have an active interest in the industry...

(I am currently trying to finish Fallout: New Vegas at last, whenever I'm having some downtime.  It's only been out since 2010.  Time to wrap that baby up!)

There is one game franchise that is especially near and dear to my heart though: the Gears of War series.

Maybe it's because each of the games seem to have coincided with some circumstance in my life.  Gears of  War was released on November 7th, 2006.  That was also Election Day of my first/likely last political campaign.  Then came Gears of War 2 two years later.  That game came out a few weeks after the worst thing that ever happened to me.  I had lost everything except a few belongings including, somehow, my Xbox 360.  That second Gears game provided a much needed distraction from myself.  And then in 2011 came Gears of War 3.  I think my girlfriend at the time found my excitement to be more than a bit amusing... like when I called her on the phone at 10 p.m. to tell her that I'd successfully defended Anvil Gate.

I haven't been able to play Gears of War: Judgment yet though.  Again, circumstances coincided and not the best of them at that.  And I haven't had much opportunity to get a more modern Xbox system, so the fourth and fifth of the main Gears series are still unplayed by me.

Maybe someday I'll get that newer Xbox.  Maybe it'll coincide with a new BioShock game (another game series I love immensely).  And based on what was released yesterday, I'm making it a personal goal to get that Xbox X or whatever it's called...

Behold the announcement trailer for Gears of War: E-Day.

As the title suggests this game is set during around Emergence Day, fourteen years before the first Gears of War.  These are considerably younger versions of Marcus and Dom.  We're going to see the very first attacks by the Locusts upon the humans of Sera and based on the trailer it's going to be brutal.

Gears of War: E-Day is scheduled to be released sometime in 2025, probably around the fall if previous games have been any indication.

Maybe this next game's release will coincide with happier circumstances.  For all of us.


Stosh said...

Oh yes! Love me some GOW. When I watched it I went to ITunes and found the Gears 2 soundtrack and that's what I'm listening to now. Thanks for sharing Chris you made my night.

Chris Knight said...

I've got a copy of the Gears of War 2 soundtrack CD signed by composer Steve Jablonsky. He contacted me in the wake of the petition I started about the Transformers score and we kept in touch awhile. When Gears 2 came out he offered me a signed copy. I asked if he could send three more so there could be a contest on this blog: three best costumes inspired by GOW would each win a copy. He thought it was a fun idea so he sent four copies. The contest only had three people who submitted photos so it was easy to pick winners :-)

Also in my Gears collection: a metal Crimson Omen, laser-cut. I have it in a frame on my living room wall and it looks AWESOME!! :-D

Chris Knight said...

Oops, my bad. I just checked and my friend actually made the metal Crimson Omen with a water jet cutter, not a laser one. But he has experimented with laser cutting. Here's a picture of it when I first got it.

Anonymous coward said...

Get a life boyo!