Gears of War 4 release date and box art revealed

The Coalition has announced that Gears of War 4 will launch on October 11, 2016 for the Xbox One.

Gears of War 4 will follow “JD Fenix and the next generation of Gears heroes” across a journey that takes place over the span of 24 hours.

According to The Coalition, Gears 4 takes inspiration from the original game, focusing on intense, survival horror-inspired action.

“Harkening back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic, fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay, including brutal and intimate action, a heart-pounding campaign, genre-defining multiplayer and stunning visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.”

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The multiplayer beta will begin on April 18 for those who purchased Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, before rolling out for others on April 25.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Coalition also released the official box art for Gears of War 4:

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Gears of War 4 is easily one of the biggest Xbox One titles to come in 2016, and it could mark a new era for the franchise.

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