Gears of War 2 Gone Gold

Epic's cover-heavy action game Gears of War 2 (360) has gone gold--meaning it's complete and has entered the manufacturing process--and is now assured to hit its November 7 launch date, publisher Microsoft has announced. nope

Along with the campaign story, which lets a second online or offline player drop in for cooperative play, the title also packs an ten-person multiplayer mode and the new Horde mode, allowing up to five online players to cooperatively battle against AI opponents.

"After two years of pouring our heart and passion into Gears of War 2 the team is immensely happy with what we've created," noted famed creative director Cliff Bleszinski. "This is Epic's best work yet, and we can't wait to see the response from fans and newcomers to the series alike."

For more on Gears of War 2, check out our recent preview, and stay tuned for our in-depth review of the sequel as its release nears.