Gears of War 5 was announced at E3 2018 and is set to tie up the loose ends of Gears of War 4. The Coalition has confirmed that the Locusts will play a large part in the game when it arrives in 2019.

The Gears of War series is one of Microsoft’s trump cards when it comes to the Xbox. It’s got its own iconic look, remaining one the most visually dark and grim series that can be seen in gaming, with weapon and character design that is instantly recognisable.

While we’re not sure on the setting we can assume it’s going to pick up where Gears of War 4 left off, 25 years after the originally trilogy with The Swarm being the primary threat. If this is true then you’ll be back in the role of JD Fenix, the son of long time series protagonist Marcus Fenix.

Gears of War 5 Trailer

We got an announcement trailer that gives us an introduction to the story from E3 this year.

Gears of War 5 Release Date & Platforms

Gears of War 5 will be released in 2019 but we don’t quite know when yet.

You might also be able to play it on your PC too, along with the standard X-Box offering.

We will of course update you when we know more.

Gears of War 5 Setting and Gameplay

From the trailer we can see a much more narrative approach to the new gears of war games. Gears of War 5 seems to focus on Diaz and her rather ambiguous story, with some fairly heavy foreshadowing regarding her extended family and mental state. The little part of the story that we’re given in the trailer seems great, so we’re very much looking forward to it.

In terms of gameplay, we’re looking at the Gears of War that we know and love - big guns, lots of shooting and violence. Gears has always done a lot to help you really dislike the enemy you’re fighting which adds a solid level of satisfaction to blasting your way through levels.

As you would expect, the game looks stunning too. The character visuals inparticular are very impressive, and this is helped by the voice acting which is top notch in the trailer we saw.

We’re looking forward to a return to form for Gears of War.