Revealed during E3 2018, Gears Tactics takes the fast-paced and violent world of the original Gears franchise and transfers it to a more traditional strategy game in the same vein as the Xcom series. During tonight’s Game Awards 2019 ceremony, we got another great look at the upcoming strategy title and even learned when we can expect to see its release.
Set to follow Gabe Diaz, Gears Tactics is set 12 years before the original Gears of War. According to the Steam page:
“Cities on the planet Sera are beginning to fall to the monstrous threat rising from underground – the Locust Horde. With the government in disarray, a squad of survivors emerge as humanity's last hope. Play as Gabe Diaz, recruiting, developing and commanding your squads on a desperate mission to hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust army: Ukkon, the mastermind monster who makes monsters. Against all odds and fighting for survival, outsmart your enemy in uniquely brutal, turn-based tactical combat. Experience the intensity of one of the most-acclaimed video game sagas in an exciting new way.”
The upcoming Gears title is set to release on Xbox and PC on April 28, 2020. You can check out the full trailer for the game above. It’s definitely interesting to see the Gears formula turned into a strategy game, and as a fan of the original Xcom games, I’m intrigued to see just how well it works out. We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more information about the game, so make sure you keep your eyes glued to our Gears Tactics hub. You can also check out the rest of the announcements from this year’s Game Awards ceremony by heading over to this handy article.
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