Gears of War 5 Trailer Sets an Ominous Tone

Gears 5 takes the fight to the Locusts.

By L.B. Lubomski

During their recent E3 press conference, Microsoft announced and revealed the first story trailer for Gears of War 5, now titled as simply Gears 5. From the trailer, which gives the series a much more cinematic look than previous entries, we learned that the story will continue directly after Gears of War 4.

Kait Diaz once again teams up with Del Walker, J.D. Fenix, and his father, the original trilogy's protagonist, Marcus Feix after having a series of nightmares and premonitions of things to come. This leads the group on a mission to explore Kait's background and her apparent connection to the Locust Horde. The trailer also showcases a number of new enemy types and some fairly visceral combat that looks quite impressive.

Gears 5 is set for a release on the Xbox One and PC sometime in 2019. Are you ready to dust off your Lancer and give your chainsaw bayonet another go? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.