Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Gears 2 Revealed in Next Game Informer

The folks at Game Informer are used to getting the big exclusives and their next issue is no different as it features a blowout on one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2008, Gears of War 2.

The game takes place six months after the events of the original and sounds like it will primarily take place underground, with the fight being brought directly to the Locusts. There are a bunch of new characters (Cole and Baird won't appear until later in the game) and it will of course be the showcase piece for the latest Unreal Engine 3 tech. The feature has a mess of screens but they don't seem to have made their way online yet.

Unfortunately they are keeping quiet on the multiplayer (the exact opposite of Bungie's promotion of Halo 3), which was the area most in need of improvement. Apparently battles will be 5 on 5 now though. Keep your fingers crossed that Epic actually allows you to play with your friends in ranked battles this time around. Maybe with Sony's SOCOM: Confrontation actually being based almost completely around clan play some other developers will follow suit.

[via CVG]

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