This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Gears of War fans got a deep look to the game’s lore. It all began with Gears of War: Extended Universe panel which featuring developers behind the games, books, novels, and comics of the much beloved Gears universe.
Moderated by The Coalition’s Bonnie Jean Mah, panelists Rod Fergusson (Studio Head, The Coalition), Arthur Gies (Writer, Gears of War: Retrospective), Jason M. Hough (Writer, Gears of War: Ascendance), Chase Marotz (Editor, IDW Publishing), and Steve Saffel (Senior Acquisitions Editor, Titan Publishing) detailed the development of the Gears story through their past and present titles, and discussed the brand new content that’s coming fans’ way over the next couple months.
Watch the complete Gears of War: Extended Universe panel on YouTube.
In addition to the panel, Gears of War merchandise and books were showcased throughout San Diego Comic-Con.
Gears of War: Ascendance
Set directly after the events of Gears of War 4, Gears of War: Ascendance follows the journey [quote wire post from before]. Written by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough, Gears of War: Ascendance made its world debut as a limited amount of advance copies were available for purchase.
For those unable to attend Comic-Con, Gears of War: Ascendance will be released globally on July 30, 2019. Pre-order now at gearsofwar.com/en-us/novel-ascendance. A sneak peek of Chapter 1 of the Gears of War: Ascendance audio book, narrated by Nan McNamara is available now.
Gears of War: Retrospective
Dive into the history of one of the biggest games in Xbox history from its beginnings at Epic Games through to the upcoming launch Gears 5 featuring interviews with the franchise creators and never-before seen art. Written by Arthur Gies, “Gears of War: Retrospective, The First 10 Years” provides a detailed look into the history of Gears through the words of its developers, designers, and artists that fans of the series will not want to miss. With over 250 pages of commentary, concept art and key visuals, the book features new interviews with Cliff Bleszinski, Gears co-creator and design director (Gears 1-3); Rod Fergusson, co-creator and studio head at The Coalition; Chris Perna, Director of Art, Worldwide Studios at Epic Games; and Laura Fryer, executive producer, Microsoft Games Studios, and more.
Alex Ross x Gears 5 Poster
Renowned artist Alex Ross created the cover art for the Gears 5 Ultimate Edition Steel Book. In this features Kait Diaz, the main character in Gears 5, stands armed with a Lancer while those who impact and influence her journey in Gears 5 are heavily featured in the details. The poster was available at Comic-Con and can be purchased on Amazon.
Pre-order Gears 5 on the Microsoft Store or from a participating retailer to get access to the Versus Multiplayer Tech Test, also included with you Xbox Game Pass membership. The Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test will be active on July 26 (at 10 a.m. PDT) until July 29 at 10 a.m. PDT.