'Gears of War 5' is coming to Xbox in 2019

Finally, more subterranean aliens to fight.

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Andrew Tarantola
June 10, 2018 5:36 PM

Gears of War has been a stalwart of the Microsoft Xbox library since its first iteration debuted in 2006. And now we're getting a new one, Microsoft announced at its E3 2018 press conference on Sunday. Say hello to Gears 5.

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Gears 5 follows on from 2016's Gears of War 4, the first title since Microsoft acquired the franchise from Epic Games back in 2016. The new title is "going back to where it all began" and follows a new, female protagonist as she and her squad attempt to unravel the mystery of the Locusts' origins. Can. Not. Wait.

Additionally, Microsoft announced that it will soon be releasing a pair of spinoff titles. Gears Tactics will offer RTS action (think, Gears of War meets XCOM) while Gears Pop will enable players to slaughter the Locust horde as an adorable Funko Pop avatar. The latter game boasts "explosive, cover-based gameplay, distinctive and powerful ultimate abilities, and deep metagame deck-building for strategy fans who love charming visuals, exciting action strategy, and real-time play," Funko president Brian Mariotti told The Verge.

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'Gears of War 5' is coming to Xbox in 2019