First Gears of War 2 Footage Debuts

By Chris Faylor, May 09, 2008 11:17pm PDT As promised, Microsoft and Epic Games have delivered the first in-game footage of the cover-heavy action sequel Gears of War 2 (X360), which can be viewed below or downloaded from FileShack.

Introduced by series creator Cliff Bleszinski, the trailer is said to pack "chainsaw duels, large scale firefights with Locust Horde and stunning new visuals."

An Xbox 360 exclusive, Gears of War 2 is slated to arrive in November. Much like the first Gears of War, Epic has no plans to for a downloadable demo.

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  • Looks nice and chunky - and a bit more outdoorsy than I've found GoW to be so far.

    Let's just hope it's not as "on rails" and scripted as GoW - and as it appears to be in the video.

    There's not a fine line between Doom, and a 1990s rail shooter. There's an obvious fucking chasm.

    GoW was unfortunately, on the wrong side of that chasm. Here's hoping GoW 2 is a bit less restricted.

    Let's hope it's an Episode 2 to Episode 1 - like how Valve recovered their shame from making such a hideous design error with the first Half Life 2 episode by making Episode 2 more open and less scripted retardedness.