Back in 2006, the trailer for the original Gears of War became one of the most iconic and memorable pieces of video game marketing in the medium’s history, thanks in no small part to its use of Gary Jules’ cover of the 1982 Tears For Fears track 'Mad Word'. Now, video game developer The Coalition and publisher Microsoft have released a trailer for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition that pays tribute to the original, using the same music track and mixing CG footage from the first GOW with in-game footage of the upcoming remastered edition.
The two companies state, "Paying tribute to the original, the video opens with CG footage from the first Gears and then transitions into in-game footage from Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which has been completely remastered in 1080p and modernized with 60fps multiplayer."
In addition to the increases in resolution and framerate, the Ultimate Edition of Gears of War will include updated controls tuned for the Xbox One, improved textures, better lighting, and a general graphical overhaul. Moreover, anyone who buys and plays the new game before the end of the year will get access to all previous Xbox 360 Gears of War titles through the upcoming backwards compatibility feature. The Ultimate Edition also brings 90 to 120 minutes of additional content that was only available on the game's PC release in 2007.
Gear of War: Ultimate Edition will be released for the Xbox One on August 25 in North America and three days later in Europe. It was recently revealed that the game will take up 44.42GB on the console and cross-platform play will be supported when it is released for the PC at a later date.