E3 2008: Gears 2 dated, RE5 slated, Fable 2 'finished'

Epic's slaughter-filled sequel coming November 7, Capcom's horror-survival game coming March 13, Lionhead's RPG done and due in October.

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Buried in the avalanche of news coming out of today's Microsoft E3 press conference was word that three top-tier titles have been dated. First on the list was Gears of War 2, the sequel to Epic Games' wildly popular third-person sci-fi shooter. Although it was revealed as coming in November at the 2008 Game Developers Conference in March, the game now has a firm release date--November 7, 2008.

Friday the 13th will prove lucky for RE5 fans next year.

Microsoft's conference was also where Capcom revealed that Resident Evil 5 would have a "simultaneous worldwide release" on the 360 and PlayStation 3. Appropriately, the next installment in the horror-survival series, which has drawn fire for its racially charged depiction of African zombies, will arrive Friday, March 13, 2009. Besides the usual action, the game will feature an online co-operative mode, a first for the series.

Molyneux touts Fable II.

Last but certainly not least, Lionhead Studios used its corporate parents' event to reveal the latest on its Xbox 360 exclusive Fable 2. While on stage showing off the role-playing game, studio founder Peter Molyneux flatly proclaimed that work on the game was "finished," and that it would ship in October. Previously the title, which is the first to have crossover play with Xbox Live Arcade games, had a mere "fall" release window.

Discussion

87 comments
zobbi4110
zobbi4110

All of which suck ass apart from re5

devinnesta
devinnesta

must play fable 2 *twitched head*

grambyte
grambyte

Microsoft's press conference was by far the most interesting of the 3, then again exactly how I expected it to be.

Nawras
Nawras

They're still talking about the racism? Now they give zombies passports?!

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

ya cvm i agree. i want my resident evil now.

CVM_123
CVM_123

we have to wait almost a year to re5 wtf!

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

I am so excited. I am definitely getting gears and fable 2

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

Gears of War 2 is awesome! They had a playable demo of it this weekend at a concert. The visuals are slicker. The controls are way better, the cover system has been revamped! The challenge has been pushed up too. The "human shield" thing is a nice bonus too! I cannot wait!!!

grigjd3
grigjd3

Releasing a horror game on Friday the 13th isn't so much clever as obvious.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

RE5 on PS3! Can't wait. Brings back all the memories of playing the RE series on my Playstation.

gamah_killah
gamah_killah

Horror game on such a release date is so clever

sirvampalot
sirvampalot

player_leo the 360 should be your first console.Gears 2 looks amazing.

Sharvie
Sharvie

It'll be a busy couple of months then!

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

GoW2, Fable 2, FF13, RE5, what a killer line up to finish the year off!

jorel12
jorel12

great time to be a gamer!! re5 will kick some major ass

charizard1605
charizard1605

yay! Gears of War 2 dated! the future is bright for MS, especially when you consider that now, they've also got FFXIII!!!

player_leo
player_leo

Great ! Games that are coming out this year. Another reason to own an xbox, even if it's your second console.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

MSFT should really push all the titles before GoW2 comes out, maybe salvaging to be release closer to Christmas. Sometimes the biggest titles can't help but eclipse the others.

pourya_ahmadian
pourya_ahmadian

WHAT ESLE DO YOU WANT? (WE ARE THE BEST AND WILL BE)

Gadeos
Gadeos

Oh oh oh this year's gonna get very sweet ending, let's see: GoW2, Fable 2, Last Remnant... MAN I LOVE HAVING A 360!!!!!!!!! Better now that FFXIII is also coming, yes!!!!

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

Moments like these make me proud to be a gamer :) .

Smogtoe
Smogtoe

Finally, Fable 2 is coming out in October.......we hope pertaining no delays!

D7ok
D7ok

cant wait to get me some fable

Naganox777
Naganox777

So they decided to release on Emergence Day again, well if it goes with real time I think it's been over a day since they killed all those Locust...

Hungry_bunny
Hungry_bunny

Friday the 13th, such a predictable date. Probably wouldn't have noticed it by myself until one week before launch though.

game_buddy64
game_buddy64

cant wait tell fable2 and gears of war 2 lol cant wait:d

carlind1
carlind1

I'm all Kabukied out on the deal, maybe in March that will change.

ctg867
ctg867

Okay, so they did Fable 2 and Gears 2. Two games we knew a good bit about. Nothing amazing on either front. Then they did a bit on RE5 which was actually pretty cool since it showed off co-op and it was the first live gameplay footage. But what about all the other games, first and third party, announced and unannounced that you could of talked about. Major phail if you ask me.

gusdaddy
gusdaddy

Gears of War 2 looks good, Resident Evil 5 looks good, Fable 2 looks good ... a good time to be a gamer

whitey618
whitey618

WOW just when I thought there were no good games coming out, i get a much needed reminder about all the awesome games being made

kidrock17xp
kidrock17xp

It would be sweet if people with the ps3 could do coop on RE4 with those on the 360.

Beesters
Beesters

well its holiday season, so of course these games will come out at the time...........I never really played Gears, I actually owned the game, but this second one looks amazing.

gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

if im fighting white zombies in africa, i will be racially offended! what colour are people if africa? green!?

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

Meh, I could care less about Gears of War 2 since its only appeal is multiplayer (honestly, what was the first one even about lol) RE5 looks amazingly sick and I will brave the 13th to get it. Since Fable 1 was a letdown for me, I'll wait to buy Fable 2 and see if it actually meets expectations this time, seriously...

Yokuz1166
Yokuz1166

What a line-up. I don't think there's ever been this many big titled games come out within such a small window of time as this: Fable 2, Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, Rock Band 2, Far Cry 2. I am very excited.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

Need to get some money to get gears of war 2 later in the year

ocdog45
ocdog45

most excited for re5

Wolfather
Wolfather

yes for gears of war 2. not sure if i'll go fable or fallout yet.

Great_Ragnarok
Great_Ragnarok

hmmm I think fable is delayed because most people spend money on games late in the year.

SaintRasmus
SaintRasmus

Just give me Fallout 3,Fable 2 and maybe GOW2. Then i will be happy. !!

str8_messy
str8_messy

i got fable 2 reserved. now i just need to get gears 2 reserved. i cant wait for these.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

GOW 2 Release = Awesome Fable 2 finished = More awesome RE 5 on Friday the 13th = Creepy yet awesome.