Gears of War 5 was finally revealed during their E3 2018 showcase for all the world to see, complete with a switch for the leading character of the game. In this Gears of War 5 everything we know guide, we'll be walking you through all the complete details you need to know so far about the upcoming shooter from The Coalition, including the eventual Gears of War 5 release date, the brand new Gears of War 5 E3 2018 trailer, as well as all the Gears of War 5 characters that we've seen revealed so far, including a returning Kait as the star of the show.
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Gears of War 5 Release Date
When Gears of War 5 was revealed by Microsoft for the first time on the E3 2018 stage in LA, a simple 2019 release window was given. We ultimately don't yet know when the shooter could be releasing during the year.
If we had to guess, we'd say it makes more sense of Gears of War 5 to come out towards the end of the year. Big publishers like Microsoft typically have their blockbuster IPs launch near the end of the year in the Holiday season, and given that Gears of War 4 had a release month of October, this isn't out of the possibility.
Gears of War 5 E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer
In addition to the unveiling of Gears of War 5 for the very first time, we also got a to see a snippet of the game in action on Microsoft’s E3 2018 stage. In the gameplay demo for Gears 5, we saw Kait leading a rescue mission.
The demo showed a slightly older JD, Del, and Kait, as the former two console the latter character. There's also an appearance from Marcus Fenix, who for some reason manages to actually look younger in this game than in Gears of War 4 (maybe it's because the beard's finally gone).
The plot seems to revolve around the squad falling out, with Kait pursuing the origins of her family. Later, we see the squad rolling out on a boat, before moving into different territories like forests and deserts, showing off some new melee combat.
Gears of War 5 Characters
It goes without saying that protagonist JD Fenix will be returning from Gears of War 4 as the playable character for Gears of War 5. We also know that Marcus Fenix will once again be making a return for Gears of War 5, as he was last seen tagging along with JD and friends in the previous game.
If you remember back to the end of Gears of War 4, a rather large secret was revealed about Kait, and we'll actually be playing as Kait for the whole of Gears of War 5, as the character journies to uncover the secrets of her family heritage. This is a massive change from previous games in the series, and it marks the first time we'll be playing as a female protagonist in the Gears series, and it certainly looks like Kait has an interesting story ahead of her.
Gears of War 5 has only just been revealed by Microsoft at E3 2018. As the show rolls on, and even afterwards, we’ll be updating this guide regularly with all the latest information that either Microsoft or The Coalition announces for the next installment in the Gears saga.
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