During Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2018 Briefing today, news about the Gears of War series was plentiful. New entries into the series include a Funko Pop spinoff mobile game, an XCOM-like turn based tactics game, and a new trailer for Gears of War 5.
Gears is making its way to mobile phones with the first of its spinoffs, Gears Pop, which features the Gears characters in Funko Pop forms. Gears Pop arrives in 2019 on iOS and Android.
The Gears series takes a dive into the turn-based strategy realm with Gears of War Tactics. Gameplay shows players taking control of multiple soldiers to dispatch enemies. Gears of War Tactics will take place twelve years before the events of Gears 1, and it will include some degree of customization for squads and equipment. In typical Gears fashion, it will also feature large boss battles.
Gears of War 5 was revealed after the other two games today, but made up for the suspense with an exciting trailer, highlighting Kait from Gears of War 4, who players will get to play as in Gears of War 5. This game is coming in 2019 and boasts the biggest world yet. The story centers around Kait, who is grieving after a major loss and has been having weird dreams, which she believes are messages, and she’ll end up splitting off from the main team in search of answers. Check out more in the trailer below!