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Gears Of War: Release date announced

chaddy

Banned
Gears of war could be out in septmeber.

Source IGN.com

July 24, 2006 - According to a an official release by Microsoft today, Gears of War may be hitting store shelves as early as of September 2006. The release centered on Megadeth headlining Gigantour, a Microsoft sponsored metal tour hopping across 25 major market venues from early September to mid-October 2006. While no concrete release date was cited, there were some curious comments by Craig Davison, Director of Global Games Marketing for Xbox.



"We're totally jazzed about the partnership between Gigantour 2006 and our forthcoming Xbox 360 blockbuster, 'Gears of War!'" says Davison. "Partnering a music extravaganza like GIGANTOUR with the launch of a mega-hit game like 'Gears of War' captures the excitement around two awesome happenings for fans of music and video games!" Launch? Does he mean Gears of War is launching at the start of, during, or at the end of Gigantour?

In the very same paragraph, Davison mentions Gears of War will be available this holiday season. Still, gamers have to wonder what he meant. When contacted, Microsoft maintained that an official announcement regarding the Gears of War release date has yet to be made.
 

Mattk84

Banned
MonkeyKnuckle86 said:
Going by what he said in that thread ('Gotta happen sometime? Sounds like maybe the announcement that is going to be made isn't what you think it is.')

Makes me think that it might not be the release date.


a demo maybe ?:clap:
 

oasismark

Distinguished Member
Yes, deffo wanting a demo of this
 

MonkeyKnuckle

Distinguished Member
I doubt a demo as well, if you go to the videos for Gears Of War on IGN.com then watch the livewire one, at the end the guy says there are no plans for a pre-release demo.
 

Dan_Nufc

Established Member
chaddy said:
"We're totally jazzed about the partnership between Gigantour 2006 and our forthcoming Xbox 360 blockbuster, 'Gears of War!'" says Davison. "Partnering a music extravaganza like GIGANTOUR with the launch of a mega-hit game like 'Gears of War' captures the excitement around two awesome happenings for fans of music and video games!" Launch? Does he mean Gears of War is launching at the start of, during, or at the end of Gigantour?

In the very same paragraph, Davison mentions Gears of War will be available this holiday season. Still, gamers have to wonder what he meant. When contacted, Microsoft maintained that an official announcement regarding the Gears of War release date has yet to be made.

I'll be totally 'jazzed' if this is true :D
 

Bilbob

Prominent Member
The presentation would have been longer, but he was in a hurry to go meet his 'buds' for some skateboard action.





dude.
 

matt_p

Established Member
12th November it is then... for USA at least.

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/s...06/0004409638&EDATE=THU+Aug+03+2006,+09:00+AM

Since the first frightening images appeared a little over a year ago, gamers worldwide have felt the ominous rumblings of something approaching that defies all convention. Sightings as recent as at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2006 have confirmed its existence, leaving gamers breathless.

Microsoft Corp. today announced what anxious players have been eagerly awaiting: Emergence Day 2006. Available exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the highly anticipated title Gears of War will be available in North America on Nov. 12, 2006.

Developed by Epic Games Inc. and published by Microsoft Game Studios, Gears of War tells the harrowing story of mankind's struggle against the monstrous Locust Horde through stunning high-definition graphics and an intense storyline on the scale of a blockbuster movie.

One of the most anticipated next-generation console titles of 2006 and the critic's choice winner for the E3 2006 Best Console Game, Gears of War will explode onto store shelves with a standard edition available for $59.99* and a limited collector's edition available for $69.99. The limited edition will offer an even deeper look into the graphically stunning and frightening world of "Gears of War," providing an official "Destroyed Beauty" art book and a bonus DVD featuring an inside look at the making of the game -- all enclosed in a highly collectible metal box.

"Gears of War represents the emergence of a thrilling new franchise for Xbox 360 and is the must-have game of 2006," said Shane Kim, general manager of Microsoft Game Studios. "Combining the best in innovative gameplay, next- generation graphics and interactive storytelling, Epic has harnessed the extraordinary power of Xbox 360 to create an extremely powerful and immersive entertainment experience."

"Our vision is to deliver a one-two punch of cinematic action paired with a thrilling and compelling interactive experience," said Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer at Epic. "With Gears of War we've created a title that will place gamers directly in the shadows of a ravaged world, surrounded by the beautiful remnants of a destroyed city and the horrific dangers that hide in the rubble."

Gears of War thrusts gamers into humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. Blending the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, Gears of War features cinematic, beautifully rendered interactive environments with high-definition visuals.

Demand for the game is high as retailers anticipate the one-two punch of Gears of War and Xbox 360 appearing in quantity on store shelves this holiday season. "The interest and buzz on this game has been intense," said Bob McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop Corp. "Certainly gamers are counting the days until Emergence Day arrives, as pre- orders have been very strong."
 

runam0k

Prominent Member
Worst. Announcement. Ever.

Really, if that's it, that ranks right up there with... I don't know, I can't think of any announcements as bad as that.

Maybe PS3 price and contoller. They were pretty bad.
 
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mrgrill

Guest
On a sunday? How odd. Never thought they released games on a Sunday? I read the article you link to and it says it's official i.e. Microsoft Announces Gears release date etc..... . I know on xbox360fanboy.com they mention that the 12th may be the date, I'm not too sure if this is a definite is it?

What's the bet we get it on the 17th (Friday) when the PS3 is supposed to be released here.
 

rio1981

Prominent Member
runam0k said:
Worst. Announcement. Ever.

Really, if that's it, that ranks right up there with... I don't know, I can't think of any announcements as bad as that.

Maybe PS3 price and contoller. They were pretty bad.

:confused:

Erm, it's a release date announcement - what's so bad?!
 

jaykay2

Established Member
Don't know, have been looking on a load of other sites for confirmation but they are the only site with this up so far. I even had a look at the american xbox.com site and no sign of any info there.
Hopefully we will get it around the 17th. Would be great to have it up against the launch of PS3. Might make people who can't get a PS3 on launch, buy a 360.
 

Trist

Prominent Member
Strange that it doesn't seem to be anywhere else... you'd assume that everyone would be pushing the story.
 

BuFF DaDDy

Prominent Member
Gameplay have it down for the 3rd of November id go by that date
 
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mrgrill

Guest
I spose this was the "BIG" announcement that they were piping on about last week. Not exactly amazing.

Can we have a UK launch date please. There are other people in the world apart from america ;)
 
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mrgrill

Guest
Trist said:
Strange that it doesn't seem to be anywhere else... you'd assume that everyone would be pushing the story.

Must just be filtering through now. MajorNelson has it posted on his blog and xbox.com has got. Only a mtter of time until gamespot, eurogamer et al all post it.

But it would be nice to follow up with a european date. Has to be 17th Nov i reckon.
 

rio1981

Prominent Member
Widget said:
12th November = Sunday :confused:

That doesn't sound right to me?

I think the 10th is a national holiday in America - Veterans Day or something like that? And games are normally out on Friday? Maybe that's why, I don't know...
 

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