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Gears of War 4 launch trailer showcases emotional alien annihilation

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Gears of War 4 doesn't release for another two and a half weeks, but for some reason Microsoft has released the game's launch trailer already. That's it embedded below, and as you'll see, it's very much in keeping with previous Gears of War trailers. It features a solemn cover of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' which gets increasingly dramatic as the proverbial crap hits the fan. The crap is aliens, of course, and they must be shot at all costs. 

Tom went to a preview event for Gears of War 4 last week, and the PC version seems to be shaping up very nicely. It'll boast split screen co-op and ultrawide support, and as for the game itself, it looks like series fans will be pleased. Gears of War 4 launches on October 11.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.