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First Gears 5 trailer shows off a darker story

The crew is back to saw everything in half

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

The first Gears 5 trailer — and yes, that appears to be the official title, as opposed to Gears of War 5 — was revealed during the Microsoft E3 2018 press conference, and offered players a look at even more alien monster guts.

The trailer’s tone is grim, and the sigil of the Locust re-appears around the neck of Kait, one of our heroes. Marcus Fenix and son return alongside the rest of the Gears 4 squad. The environments shown in the trailer are extremely varied compared to Gears of War’s past endeavors, with frozen tundras and lush jungles shown alongside narrow halls.

Players appear to play as Kait Diaz, rather than J.D. Fenix as they did in Gears of War 4. Kait is followed by Delmont “Del” Walker, as J.D. and Marcus seem to be on their own mission.

The gameplay shows off some new enemies and odd new melee weapons for players to wield alongside their massive guns. The Coalition didn’t say anything about the return of any game modes or co-op.

Gears 5 is scheduled to be released on Windows PC and Xbox One in 2019.

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