Things learned from the GoW2 gameplay video

Okay, we've had some time to collect ourselves after watching the new Gears of War 2 gameplay video (hyperventilation FTL) and decided to analyze the crap out of it. Posted after the break, we compiled a rather complete list of new GoW2 facts, tidbits and information we discovered after giving the latest video a good watching analysis. And wouldn't you know, we actually learned a lot! Click towards the break to view our list and feel free to comment telling us if we missed something. We have a feeling we're going to love chainsaw duels.
    Things Learned From Gears of War 2 Gameplay Trailer
  • The Locust now have the ability to sink entire cities with giant emergence holes.
  • To defend against the Locust onslaught, the COG transport vehicles called Derricks bring tunnel machines called Grind Lifts to Locust occupied areas. Underground combat ensues.
  • Campaign level act one, chapter three is named "Assault".
  • Reavers are back for GoW2 and they are trouble.
  • Both the cover system and active reload look to stay true to their Gears roots.
  • Overall combat is much more open and expansive, it truly looks like you're in the middle of a war.
  • Brumaks are back and yes, you will be gunning them down. Take that Gears of War PC!
  • The ability to generate hundreds of Locusts on screen looks (as we expected) to be used to set the mood of the battle and make it more frantic. Think of these hundreds of Locusts as interactive decoration.
  • We're introduced to a new Lancer style weapon that shoots ammo in bursts.
  • We're also introduced to a new pistol weapon that sort of looks like Halo 3's Brute Spiker.
  • When a Locust falls to his knees you'll be able to use him as hostage cover.
  • Locust neck snapping is now an option.
  • They've added a new chainsaw animation that was seen in the teaser trailer. Basically, the chainsaw is flipped over, stuck into a Locust's back and is forced up vertically through the torso. Bloody disgusting.
  • Chainsaw duels are real! The chainsaw victor is the one who can press "B" the fastest in the mini game.
  • Assault Derricks pack a lot of firepower and do a pretty good job at running over Brumaks.
  • Gears of War 2 is going to be incredible!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.