Alongside announcing the live PC preloads of Gears: Tactics, Microsoft has just teased us with a brand new, action-packed, drool-inducing trailer for the title. Apart from showcasing the series’ love for decadent cinematic violence, the trailer gives us a brief intro to the main cast, the new storyline and the distinct features tailored just for the tactical aficionado.
Putting aside the gorgeous graphics, the trailer shows off one very rugged protagonist, Gabe Diaz, as he recruits and trains a fresh batch of Gears in order to defeat the Locust Leader, Ukkon. With the emphasis on strategic play, players are given 5 different classes with over 150 unlockable skills. Building the framework for a lot of individual choice and customization.
Gears: Tactics is the first title in the franchise to be handcrafted specifically for a PC audience. While the top-down, turn-based gameplay on offer looks to be very similar to that of the hit X-Com series. What’s more, is the classic guts-spilling, head-smashing, grenade-tagging brutality of the series remains dutifully intact. With players receiving in-game bonuses as an incentive for those visceral iconic oh-so-satisfying executions. You can check out the trailer down below.
Gears: Tactics launches on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Window 10 and Steam on April 28th. Players who pre-order or play the game via Game Pass for PC before May 4th will receive a limited-time character pack featuring Augustus (Cole-Train) Cole. A console version for the game is currently in development and has been confirmed for a release later this year.
However, If you find yourself craving even more Gears of War, then you’re in luck because releasing this month are two new upcoming books.
Gears of war: Bloodlines (Releasing April 21st) is a novel by New York Times bestselling author Jason Hough. It explores the father-daughter relationship between the leads Kait and Gabe Diaz along with the backstory behind both Gears of War 5 and Gears: Tactics.
Gears Tactics: The Art of the Game (Releasing April 28th) by Titan Books is a behind the scenes look at the development process for Gears: Tactics. Outlining the characters, weapons, armor, enemies and environments from their sketches to the final products.