GoW2: Linked achievements unlock in-game content

Big Gears of War 2 news coming out of San Diego's Comic-Con. Gears 2 is going to utilize linked achievements! Huzzah! Oh, you don't know what link achievements are? Quite understandable. Utilizing linked achievements means a game recognizes previously earned achievements from another game and unlocks new content based on their unlocked status. In Gears of War 2's case, it'll be looking at which Gears of War achievements you've already unlocked and, in turn, unlock Gears 2 goodies. Which Gears achievements will unlock what content in Gears 2? Not all are known quite yet, but thus far we are aware that:
  • Unlocking the "Completed Act 1" achievement in GoW unlocks Anthony Carmine in GoW2 multiplayer.
  • Unlocking the "A Dish Best Served Cold" achievement in GoW unlocks General RAAM in GoW2 multiplayer.
  • Unlocking the "Time to Remember" achievement in GoW unlocks Minh Young Kim in GoW2 multiplayer.
We just can't wait to see what our "Seriously ..." achievement efforts unlock in Gears of War 2. Maybe an instant-win mode? That'd be sweet.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.