E3 2018: Gears Tactics Is Another New Gears Of War Game

During Microsoft’s E3 2018 briefing, dedicated Gears of War studio The Coalition showed up to debut a trio of new games in the series. Among those was a brief teaser for Gears Tactics, a PC turn-based strategy game.

Tactics takes place 12 years before the first Gears of War. You can customize your own squad to take on threats in what was described as a more aggressive version of the classical tactics formula. And of course, as a Gears game, it will feature larger-than-life boss battles.

On Twitter, the Gears of War account described it as a “true PC strategy game where brutal action meets turn-based tactics.” You can get a glimpse of what it meant in the video above.

Beyond that, little was shared; the announcement was fairly brief, as was one for an unexpected Funko-themed game. We also got word of Gears 5, the next core entry in the series. Unlike previous entries, you’ll assume the role of returning character Kait Diaz. The game also looks to boast some other new additions like a giant melee weapon. For more from the Xbox-focused conference, check out our roundup.

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