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Gears of War 2 scheduled for November release

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Microsoft has officially announced that the Xbox 360 sequel to the popular shooter Gears of War will launch in November of this year.

Much of the Xbox 360's first year success was dependent on Epic's Gears of War. It proved much more than just substitute until Halo 3 arrived and really showed the gaming quality that the console could deliver. In fact, many still favour Marcus Fenix over Master Chief Petty Officer John-117.

Microsoft will be counting on Epic even more now this year. Halo 3 and Mass Effect are out there and the PlayStation 3 is finally picking up momentum - as quite frankly, we all knew it would - with Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet and of course Metal Gear Solid 4 on the way. So the eyes of all Xbox 360 owners are on Gears of War 2 for salvation. Of course everyone will be treated to the forthcoming Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 this year as well, but that's multi-format.

Details of the Gears of War sequel are sketchy, and no screen shots are available as yet. However, according to US magazine Gamepro, in addition to the mandatory graphic boost, the most significant improvements will be in the multiplayer mode, with the possibility of four-player co-op, a better matchmaking system, more game modes and better ranking.

Given that Metal Gear Solid 4 is (according to the last report) due in March - delayed from November last year, we'd have thought Gears of War 2 might have been launched a little sooner than November, but at least it will give us something worthwhile to do with our time, instead of watching all the God-awful television that's on around Christmas time.

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