Gears of War 4
Two new (and so far unnamed) characters in Gears of War 4.Microsoft

Gears of War 4 has been announced with an action-packed on-stage gameplay demo. The Xbox One exclusive will be the first Gears title from The Coalition (formerly Black Tusk Studios) since being handed the license.

Looking as good as you'd expect and featuring two characters new to the series, the game was given a vague release date of Holiday 2016.

You can watch the gameplay footage below...

Rod Fergusson, who worked on the original series at Epic Games and is now at The Coalition, demoed the game and also confirmed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for release on 25 August. A multiplayer beta for the Xbox One remaster of the original Gears game will begin later today.

Gears of War 3 was released in September 2011. It was the last Gears game to be developed solely by Epic, with a spin-off Gears of War: Judgment from People Can Fly following it in 2013. Gears of War 4 has been promised for release late next year.

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