Besides getting a look at the new characters, we don’t know an awful lot about Gears of War 4, but thanks to some new information from Game Informer, we’ve got a sneak-peek into the game via some new screenshots and details about the murder-machines you’ll be using in the upcoming sequel.
As for the screenshots (we know you really want to see those), we’ve created a little gallery for you below to scope out (click to enlarge):
And in terms of the weapons, old favourites like the chainsaw equipped Lancer and the trusty snub pistol return, but with some aesthetic changes. To help instill the more survival-horror aspects of the game, the Lancer now has a flashlight attached to it that simultaneously makes targets easier to see and highlights their creepier features. Here are some of the new weapons, below:
The Dropshot functions somewhat as a replacement for the Digger launcher from Gears of War 3, which fired explosive creatures underground. Instead, the Dropshot fires an aerial mine that floats over the battlefield in a straight line as long as you hold the trigger. The moment you let go, the mine spins downward violently. If it hits the ground, it drills for a second before exploding, blowing anything nearby into chunks.
The Buzzkill fires buzzsaws – a lot of them. And they spew everywhere as long as you hold down the fire button. However, these saws don’t become embed in walls; they bounce, ricocheting off surfaces and tear enemies to shreds.
Gears of War 4 brings new melee executions to the series in the form of combat knives. These brutal finishers are a gruesome sight to behold, with knives plunging into ribs and skulls. In multiplayer, the look of your knife will depend on which faction you’re playing as.
We can’t wait to unleash these bad boys on the scum that awaits in Gears of War, can you? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA and commenting below.
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