A new Gears of War mobile game is coming from Microsoft in collaboration with Pop Toys. It’s a surprising mix of Gears‘ violent brand of action and Pop’s chibi-like toys. It’s definitely not something we expected to ever see from the franchise, but the E3 2018 announcement did a good job of showing us that the concept could be kind of cute considering the amount of blood and gore that’s usually a trademark of the series.
Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz will both be featured in the game as well as the Pop versions of a few Locust soldiers. That’s about all we know about Gears Pop at the moment.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also announced two other Gears games. Gears Tactics is a strategy game that brings turn-based XCOM RTS gameplay to the Gears world. It takes place 12 years before the first game and appears to be a PC exclusive at the moment. We’ll have to wait and see if this will, in fact, be a cross-platform title with the Xbox One.
The biggest announcement of all is Gears of War 5, which continues the story of Kait Diaz and Marcus Fenix as they face off against the Swarm. This sequel will be out in 2019, as well.
Here’s everything else you need to know about the game:
Gears Pop Release Date
Gears Pop is out on Aug. 22 for iOS and Android devices.
Gears Pop Trailer
The latest Gears Pop trailer arrived at Gamescom 2019:
Another trailer premiered at E3 2019:
And here’s the adorable announcement trailer: