Gears Of War 4

Gears Of War 4's First Trailer Juxtaposes Farmer Marcus And Soldier J.D.
by Mike Futter on Apr 11, 2016 at 03:05 AM
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: The Coalition
Rating: Mature
Platform: Xbox One

Old McFenix had a farm. After the locust were defeated and Sera saw peace once more, Marcus Fenix hung up the lancer and picked up a hoe.

As you can probably imagine (because Gears of War 4 isn't a Harvest Moon clone), things get bad again. The first trailer for Gears of War 4 is a juxtaposition between bucolic post-war life and a return to aggression as Marcus' son J.D. runs from a shadowy foe.

Set against a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence, The Coalition and Microsoft seem to be trying to recapture the magic of the first Gears of War trailer. That was set against Gary Jules' cover of Mad World. The melancholy tone is a stark contrast to the action and gore of the game, which worked surprisingly well.

Gears of War 4 will be out on October 11. For more, check out our April 2016 coverage hub.

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