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Gears of Wars for Windows chainsaws its way into stores
By Hector Cortez Nov 6, 2007, 21:01 GMT
Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Gears of War for Windows has shipped to retailers worldwide.
Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Gears of War for Windows has shipped to retailers worldwide and will be in stores this week. After launching exclusively for the Xbox 360 last November, Gears of War is now bringing the fight to Windows, featuring five new campaigns, new multiplayer modes and full Games for Windows – LIVE support for online multiplayer gameplay.
Windows gamers can look forward to the Gears of War experience for the very first time, and will get to choose between doing battle via mouse and keyboard, or using the Windows-enabled Xbox 360 controller.
In addition to retaining all of the content from its Xbox 360 counterpart and all previously released downloadable content (seven multiplayer maps and the Annex game mode), Gears of War for Windows will feature original content, all-new Achievements to unlock and ultra-high resolution visuals, including support for DirectX 10.
Five new campaign chapters expand upon the story and the multiplayer offering is bolstered with three exclusive multiplayer maps, a King of the Hill game type and Games for Windows – LIVE support. A new game editor will allow users to develop an unlimited number of user-created levels with complete access to the Unreal Engine 3 Editor.