Are you ready to chainsaw some more Locusts and (hopefully) spelunk the innards of another giant worm? Well, good news: Gears 5 is coming out on September 10. The following trailer was surprisingly character-focused and combat-light, setting up a story focused on Kait, one of the squadmates introduced in Gears of War 4.
The video shows off new wintry environments, melee combat with a giant mace, and new bio-machine enemy types that look vaguely Borg-esque. It’s hard to tell from a single trailer, but Gears 5 seems to focus less on having a full squad at your side as you fight, and more on exploration.
Microsoft announced the date during its E3 press conference. It also showed off new trailers and announced a new mode called “Escape. In Escape, a squad of three players infiltrates a hive, plants a bomb, and tries to escape. You’ll also be able to build your own hives and challenge your friends. Who hasn’t wanted to build a hive for their friends, I ask you. Gears 5 stars Kait Diaz, an Outsider-turned-Gear who’s buddies with Marcus Fenix’s son, JD, and who was a major player in Gears of War 4 in her own right.