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 does a good job of showing that the concept is kinda cute.
Here’s the adorable announcement trailer:
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. The game will be available in 2019 and is coming for iOS and Android.
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 an 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.
Stay tuned for more Gears and much more E3 news at Den of Geek!