Gears of War to spin in November?

Online retailers list anticipated Xbox 360 game as available this November; could mean Epic matchup of Xbox 360 vs. PS3 shooters.

Gamers who have perused the Web sites of game retailers looking for one of the most anticipated sci-fi shooters for the Xbox 360 may have seen that it's being listed for a November release. Before you hustle down to your latest store that takes preorders, know this: It isn't Halo 3.

The title in question is Epic Games' Gears of War. The third-person shooter has been drooled over for quite some time now, but its release date has only been known as the cryptic "Emergence Day 2006," not exactly the pinpoint timetable eager gamers were looking for.

EBGames.com and GameStop.com are now listing Gears of War's release as November 1, back from purely speculative predictions of July. It's important to note that no official release date has been announced by Microsoft, and retailer's release dates aren't exactly the be all and end all. When contacted by GameSpot News, a Microsoft rep could only say, "We have not announced a release date for Gears of War."

The game has been surprisingly playable and has made appearances at several events, including way back at 2005's E3 and most recently at this year's Game Developers Conference. However, Microsoft may be holding this game off until the all-important holiday season, when its chief rivals, Nintendo and Sony, are expected to release their next-generation consoles.

Also scheduled for release this holiday season is another of Epic Games' shooters--Unreal Tournament 2007 for the PC and PlayStation 3. Though the game is still only a possible PlayStation 3 launch title, it still means that Epic could see two of its heavyweights go head-to-head and play a vital role in the next-gen console wars--if both UT 2007 and Gears of War are released later this year.

For more on Gears of War, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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ironman7412
ironman7412

Wow.I like the sound of this.Rather buy it

yanike18
yanike18

"Stotty_4 :plus ut2007 is coming out for the xbox360 " where do u get ur info, Epic themselves have stated that it's for PC and PS3 only u must be the new CEO. and far as the game looking better on the PC of course it will, just not any system that cost under $4000.

yanike18
yanike18

Vic_Vega1994 " the new GTA is coming out for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and i heard at the same time. " Good one, i bet a little fairy told u that one.

jonnyjd
jonnyjd

I would love to get this. Guess I need a 360 first...

Somebean
Somebean

isn't gears of war coming out for pc also? at least thats what i heard

GreyFoxV1
GreyFoxV1

Figures Microsoft would hold it back since the game hit a "significant milestone" months ago accoring to CliffyB the project lead.

Omega-Ing
Omega-Ing

just in time for the REVOLUTION and Red STeel!!!

yellowyfever
yellowyfever

haha, its going to be a long wait, but im use to waiting.....halo2...... star craft ghost....the getaway... opps sorry!

jolsen
jolsen

As much as I'm looking forward to GOW, I'm hoping that MS has more in it's arsenal to counter two competing console launches than one game that doesn't have the word Halo in it. Maybe a price drop will be in order by then?

danmp18
danmp18

In this corner..... I've got Oblivion to tied me over till then.

Vic_Vega1994
Vic_Vega1994

Unreal Tournament 2007 will be way better on the PC and the graphics will be better on the PC can't wait until i see the Unreal Engine in action on Gearrs of War and UT2007.The online for the PS3 is copy of Xbox Live and the new GTA is coming out for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and i heard at the same time. Im going to buy a Revolution before i buy a PS3 and i will buy a PS3 when they are able to be a walk in and buy system.

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

How are xbox360 going to be going up when the ps3 comes out, common sense would tell you people want the latest console, and since sony is already the leader in home console gaming they already have that advantage,people will pay big bucks for the ps3 just like alot of people payed big bucks for the 360 bundle packs and 360's off ebay. Ps3 is going to have MSG4, devil may cry 4, new GTA, new GT, and plenty more. Gear of war looks like a good game but free online and the latest console has my money

Thanos_of_MW
Thanos_of_MW

If this rumor is true, all this means for me is that November is going to shrink my bank account quite a bit :D 2 console launches, GoW and all the other launch games for PS3 and Rev.

4esth
4esth

Why just pick one Donkeljohn? The revolution is gonna be around the price of a PSP for @#$% sake. No need to settle for just the kiddie box.

stotty_4
stotty_4

ha ha ha i like these fanboys... yeah course once ps3 is released xbox360 is gone.. Who told you that??? waste money on technology that isnt even needed if you want but the ppl that cant afford it will jus do one thing on ps3 release date... Go to their local store and get a 360 & gears of war!!!! 360 sales will be boosted when ps3 comes out no matter what sony release

stotty_4
stotty_4

firstly, how can ppl say the graphics will be better on the ps3???? If they are by the same developers then they will both most probably be using the unreal 3 engine so graphic capability will be equal.. plus ut2007 is coming out for the xbox360 so if you wanna pay

stotty_4
stotty_4

firstly, how can ppl say the graphics will be better on the ps3???? If they are by the same developers then they will both most probably be using the unreal 3 engine so graphic capability will be equal.. plus ut2007 is coming out for the xbox360 so if you wanna pay

bradyboy5
bradyboy5

this game will be solid its in development for more than a year.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

UT2007 Vs GOW!!!????? that is the ARMAGEDDON.

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

Video Game OVERLOAD!!! Too much stuff is coming in November. Revolution,PS3,Gears of War,tons of other good games etc.... GOOD GRIEF!!

thatguytony
thatguytony

I'll believe when it actually ships. Personally I don't care how long it takes, as long as the game that finally ships is a good one.

mamad_raiss
mamad_raiss

for people who thinks UT2007 will be better than GeOW . first:GeOW is exclusive for 360 and not for other consoles or pc because it release by MS but UT07 wil come on pc and x360 later because its publisher is Midway. second:GeOW support 3rd person and 1st person shooter that you based on UT 3 engine and it's more better than a 1st person shooter with no story.it is like you want to compare half life 2 + counter strike:source to just counter strike:source.

casualthrasher
casualthrasher

It seems that Microsofts petty strategy of releasing xbox360 before sony will get them some bucks before they go bust in november 2006..Till then enjoy every xbox title cuz the day ps3 is in the market, xbox is outta there...

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Let's not forget about "Lost Planet" and "Mass Effect"...WE know how GOOD Bioware games are..Just gonna be too many to choose from..I LIKE THAT!

strik9
strik9

DAMN...Gears of War and UT2007......Epic games is gonna be laughing all the way to the bank with that.

gibb1
gibb1

cool, very cool... i'll buy ps3 when it lauches...

Reetesh
Reetesh

Maybe they are planning to Launch it with PS3:P

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

That's some heavy ammo for the 360 and a big challenge for the PS3; if Gears of Wars really comes up on november. The next-gen. battle is heating up.

decebal
decebal

Not interested in either of them

AbrahamPenaloza
AbrahamPenaloza

i geting a ps3 but after seen gears of war i was shock it looks so bad, so im getting both 360 and ps3

dawg49
dawg49

I think gears of war looks spectacular and is easy on the eyes on the visual side but to me its not visuals that makes a game because what makes a game is gameplay and if it doesn't have the gameplay then the game is junk. I think waiting for gears of war or any game for me is a waste of time because all the waiting can be for nothing if the gameplay isnt there.

NiNoBrwn
NiNoBrwn

this just seems like another FPS mixed up in the other thousand FPS games. I've personally been waiting for a new UT for years but someone tell me what the big hooplah about Gears of War?

Drudaddy
Drudaddy

can't wait for this game, its gonna be just unbelievable, so is too human has anyone seen the latest screens of this game, it took my breathe away

dru26
dru26

GI stated that is only a matter of time before UT 2007 is announced for 360.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Lets see.... around november 360 owners are looking at Gears of War, Too Human, Mass Effect, Ninety Nine Nights, Blue Dragon in japan around november.... among others. I'm sorry, but that game lineup is one of the most INCREDIBLE I've ever seen.

XENOmorph00010
XENOmorph00010

Seven months, got only a few weeks left of my 10th grade year, less than half way into my Junior year, hopefully it goes by fast.

dukerav
dukerav

Cant wait for UT and GoW, I mean come on those are 2 big name titles coming out possibly this year. Although if UT comes out for PC and PS3 only then I may have to miss out on that, at least until I can upgrade my PC some. I dont plan on getting a PS3, I do however plan on getting a Revo. Bottom line is that any gamer at all anywhere wins with these titles coming out.

samekila
samekila

Looking forward to xbox 360 and revolution games. The 360 is going to have some great games coming this year and I haven't been so excited about a Nintendo product since my NES these 2 systems are doing some amazing innovation. Why god ,why did you not give me 4 more hands ?