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Gears of War Ultimate Edition brings the original to Xbox One on Aug. 25

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Xbox One will get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, a remastered Gears of War on Aug. 25, in the 10th anniversary year of the original's launch, Microsoft announced today at its E3 news conference.

A one-week public beta of the game already is underway, said Rod Fergusson, head of Gears' home studio The Coalition.

The news confirms several earlier rumors that a re-release is on the way. The latest, a retail listing overseas this weekend, said Gears of War Ultimate Edition will feature additional content that was only available on the game's PC release in 2007.

Additionally, gameplay features from Gears of War 3 will be applied to the remastered game, and characters from later games in the series will be available in multiplayer.

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