Gears of War 2 officially confirmed?

<i>GamePro</i> magazine cover boasts of details on Gears of War 2 inside its next issue--but does it actually have any?

If it's true, it's probably the least surprising surprise in a long time. According to the cover shot of the upcoming issue of GamePro magazine on the mag's official Web site, there'll be hot Gears of War 2 info inside.

Epic Games' vice president Mark Rein has already been fuelling rumours that a sequel to the game was in the works. As far back as November 2006, he told readers on the game's official forums that Gears of War was meant to be a trilogy, possibly even more. To quote the man himself: "If we can keep making quality games that fans obviously love...then why would we have to stop at three? I don't see the Metal Gear Solid, Mario, Grand Theft Auto, or Final Fantasy series (among others) stopping at three."

At the beginning of the year, a Gears prequel was announced, although to the disappointment of many gamers, it will be in book form as opposed to a new game. Gears of War: The Pendulum Wars--The Battle of the Aspho Fields is set during the Locust-Human War, and will fill in some of the backstory and flesh out the characters of the game.

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Arbiter1237
Arbiter1237

gears 2 is coming out this year for sure. M$ will make it happen.

darkxinos
darkxinos

Big companies like epic alwase make atleast 3 games at the time, so there's no doubt a team started working on it as soon as the GoW was done.

Coheeds_Avatar
Coheeds_Avatar

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rebel_punk34
rebel_punk34

Well, they have had time to fix all the problems that was found in Gears to begin with. Hopefully the story will be longer than the first one, it was kind of short and repetative if you went for the campaign acheivements....

wingnut99
wingnut99

2009. The game will be out around the same time as the movie!!!!

xmg0
xmg0

UE 3.0? or something better (gasp)?

gamer-clemm
gamer-clemm

Yay! Gears 2 is officially being made. I can't wait when it comes out!!!

ognen
ognen

WoW :o Kewl :P

pidow
pidow

I will pass!.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

I hope they fix the go for cover option in the game, could press the button and run across the room to the cover furthest away, that ruined the game for me, but at least its better than MGS, those games are boring, I even fell asleep during one of the cut scenes.

Alex0022
Alex0022

I will probably buy this game if there are no multiplayer bugs...the first one is nearly unplayable online for me after everyone uses glitches....and the ps3 would be screwed if mgs came to 360

Ket87
Ket87

GeoW was so overrated. 8 or 8.5 game tops. Short campaign, terrible multiplayer. Laggy, glitchy, buggy. Every type of bad 'y sound word you can think of. It did have good graphics but apparently no one at Epic cares though that UE3 doesn't load the textures half the damn time.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

This is great news I haven't been this excited about a sequel in a long time!

CitizenKang_666
CitizenKang_666

I already have the new issue of Gamepro and all it has in it about GEOW2 is speculation and rumors. There is still no official word from Epic games.

l337fool
l337fool

Microsoft owns the rights to Gears. Epic can release whatever they want but they won't be the gears of war franchise. On the other hand its far more likely you will see MGS on the 360 since Konami completely owns the rights to the game.

volcomstoner180
volcomstoner180

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa siiiick i love gears...hopefully its done before 2008 is over

Autolycus
Autolycus

G.O.W. 1 most overated game of all time, from a loyal 360 owner.

indzman
indzman

wooot , can't wait for GEOW 2 :)

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

With the ending the first one had you thought they weren't going too?? Please. I wouldn't be surprise that they have a playable level at GDC to show off the new techs added and enhancements added to the Unreal Engine. Also they kinda have to address the issue of why so many devs other than Epic are having some much problems with there engine. In other words Gears of War 2 was confirmed right after that cookie cutter ending they had at the end of the first one.

Fighter_of_Foo
Fighter_of_Foo

I don't know how someone can play the whole single player, spend hours on the multiplayer and still not like it. Unless they've never even played it before and just want an opinion.

Kraivyne
Kraivyne

Oh this is gonna be sweet! Since I finished GoW, the ending kinda left me with extreme hunger for more bloodshed! Soon my precious...soon...

Naoryo
Naoryo

Let it be as good as first part, please. It is very good game, surely better than Halo 3 :o

TooQuickStix
TooQuickStix

They said from the beginning it was meant to be a trilogy so Ive always expected more. My only hope is that they stay true to the original. It is such an amazing fun game and all the weapons are so balanced. About the only thing I want from them is a more in depth story and better matchmaking, maybe another game type or 2 and maybe up to 10 players, 12 MAX. Ohh and the #1 thing they need is SERVERS, please for the love of god BUY SOME GAME SERVERS. Other than that dont get too crazy.

XPrivateRyan22X
XPrivateRyan22X

The first one was way overrated by reviewers and fans, lets hope this one lives up to what people say.

visionedorange
visionedorange

GEARS OF WAR IS THE SINGLE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IS VIDEO GAME HISTORY - LONG LIVE GEARS OF WAR!!! ps gears 2 achievement request (i got seriously) SUMO SERIOUSLY - 1 000 000 KILLS WOOOOTT GEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!

darkride66
darkride66

Here's hoping it's coming out in 2008. Other than this and possibly Fable 2, there isn't a single 360 exclusive I'm looking forward to in 2008. I never liked the online on Gears (it was like baseketball. Score. 30 seconds later, other team score, another 30 seconds, it's over again! Score! That gets old, fast,) but I really enjoyed playing the game co-op.

SpeedMan72
SpeedMan72

well i played gears the other day for the 1st time and it wasnt that great (gave it a 8.5 on my profile) the chainsaw thing on the gun was freakin awesome with blood everywhere and on the screen. but imo the multiplayer was more fun then singleplayer. but hey gears 2 might be better idk.

ScottEFresh
ScottEFresh

Well I missed the first one...guess I can miss this one too.

initiald411
initiald411

seriously like we didn't know it was coming give me a break with all this pointless news latley

kdt55
kdt55

You usually see Game Informer get first dibs on big title previews, but Gamepro came through this time. I'll be picking up that issue for sure.

SaintRasmus
SaintRasmus

"he told readers on the game's official forums that Gears of War was meant to be a trilogy, possibly even more." So what is all the fuzz about. !!!

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

Sweet Well time to cut some Locust in half again!

killpop13
killpop13

omg i cant believe this game is coming out i will be like the first to own one evn if i have to go up to the company and steal it just to have it first

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xnyfinestx

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NeonNinja
NeonNinja

Gears of War is easily one of my favorite games ever (though I have a lot of those so maybe one of my favorite games recently released) so excitement for a sequel is a no-brainer.

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suomies

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mikegio58
mikegio58

I'm all for it. AS LONG AS THE PC PROBLEMS GET FIXED. They have just about killed it for me. I love the game, but it's definitely a Love/Hate relationship.

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

"Gameboy2k We... the fanboys of the 360.... will not pay our Xbox live fees if they port to the PS3. So let it be written...... so let it be done..... Here Yee ...Here Yee... A men" And we... PS3 fanboys... will not pay our PSN fees if it gets ported to the PS3... because we can play online for free. Here Yee... Amen. lol jk man. Gears of War 2 wont be on the PS3 for sure, maybe Gears 3. I've read where MS only inked a 2 game deal with Epic over it or something. Either way, I'm gonna get Gears 2 for my 360 as soon as it hits. I'll probably renew my Xbox Live account too, Gears is too much fun to play online. Gears is easily one of the best next gen games.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Yay!, I've still not completed the first one. Its done by Epic so I would not be surprised if it comes out on PS3. Doesnt matter cos eventually there will be a PC version and thats the one I'll get. Like the first Gears, the PC one will make the 360 one look like pacman, lol.

upsh1ft
upsh1ft

between a bad service for free and 50$ for a good service.. ill cough up the money no matter what the machine is...

Microsoftguy15
Microsoftguy15

Will there have GOW 2 game on PC? Hopefully and I believe so PC is best of all!

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

We... the fanboys of the 360.... will not pay our Xbox live fees if they port to the PS3. So let it be written...... so let it be done..... Here Yee ...Here Yee... A men