Gears of War: Ultimate Edition strikes gold; pre-load and check out the opening cinematic

Gears-of-War-UltimateMicrosoft and The Coalition have announced that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for the Xbox One has officially gone gold and is ready for pre-ordering and pre-loading from the Xbox Games Store (for those looking to purchase it digitally).

To celebrate, they also released the brand new redone opening cinematic from the game, as you can see embedded below. For those just content with the game itself, the standard edition will set you back only $40. If you want the full experience, loaded with skins and characters and other content, then the $60 deluxe version will also be available.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launches on August 25th for the Xbox One.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition – Opening Cinematic:

Gears of War Ultimate Edition - Opening Cinematic

Remastering Gears of War – Re-Geared for a New Generation:

Remastering Gears of War - Re-Gearing for a New Generation

Attention Gears fans, The Coalition is proud to announce that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has officially gone gold! And to celebrate, the studio has shared a behind-the-scenes look the development of the game, digital pre-order and pre-download details, as well as the fully recreated opening cinematic to help fans get ready for the game?s release on Aug. 25.

Pre-order and Pre-Download Starting Today
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is now available for pre-order and pre-download. Fans who can?t wait to jump into the action on Aug. 25 can visit the Xbox Store to pre-order and pre-download the Standard and Deluxe Editions of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, so that it?s ready to go when the game releases. Those who pre-order will also receive exclusive bonus skins and characters including:

  • Standard Edition ($39.99 USD) ? The landmark original Gears of War returns, offering a full digital game download, plus pre-order bonus items including the Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya multiplayer skins and Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin for use in multiplayer matches.
  • Deluxe Edition ($59.99 USD) ? The ultimate Gears experience. On top of the Standard Edition items, the Deluxe Edition also includes the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack featuring 10 different Animated Weapon Skins and 36 standard Weapon Skins, as well as the Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin multiplayer characters.

New Opening Cinematic Video
Catch a preview of what?s to come in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition by watching the opening cinematic, debuted by The Coalition today. In the video, Emergence Day sets in motion a brutal war that would both shatter humanity and forge a valiant band of heroes. Revisit the explosive events that led to the beginning of Gears of War in this opening cinematic.

Special Behind-the-Scenes Look at Gears
Each week starting today through launch, will feature a series of new videos on ?Remastering Gears of War? with behind-the-scenes footage leading up to the game?s release. Check out this week?s installment where fans can get an insider look at how the original Gears was ushered into the modern age ? painstakingly remastered in 1080p, modernized for Xbox One with 60 frames-per-second competitive multiplayer, and loaded with new content including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox.

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