List of Gears of War media

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Gears of War is a video game franchise by Epic Games that debuted on November 9, 2006 with Gears of War for the Xbox 360 and was a best-seller. The fictional universe of the series takes place on the fictional planet Sera and focus on a war between humans and creatures known as Locust. The franchise has since spawned a novel and a comic book series, with a film currently in pre-production.

Video games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
  • NA November 9, 2006
  • EU November 12, 2006
  • AUS November 24, 2006
Release years by system:
2006—Xbox 360
2007—Microsoft Windows[1]
Notes:
  • A Limited Collector's Edition was released in a steel case with an additional disc with environment and stages artwork and a book titled Destroyed Beauty.

Original release date(s):[2]
  • INT November 7, 2008
Release years by system:
2008—Xbox 360[2]
Notes:
  • A Limited Edition version was released featuring a SteelBook case, bonus content DVD, a book titled Beneath the Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2, and exclusive Xbox Live downloadable content.[3][4]

Original release date(s):[2]
  • INT September 20, 2011
Release years by system:
2011—Xbox 360[2]
Notes:
  • A Limited Edition version was released featuring a SteelBook case.

Original release date(s):
NA 20130319March 19, 2013
AUS 20130319March 19, 2013
EU 20130322March 22, 2013
Release years by system:
2013—Xbox 360


Printed[edit]

Title Release date ISBN Media type
Destroyed Beauty November 9, 2006 Supplementary book
  • Released with the Gears of War Limited Collector's Edition package
Beneath the Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2 November 7, 2008[2] Supplementary book
  • Released with the Gears of War 2 Limited Edition package[3][4]
Gears of War: Aspho Fields October 28, 2008[2] ISBN 978-0-345-49943-1 Novelization
Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant July 28, 2009[2] ISBN 978-0-345-49944-8 Novelization
  • Written by Karen Traviss[6]
  • Second novel in an expected series and is considered canon material[2]
Gears of War: Anvil Gate August 31, 2010[2] ISBN 978-0-345-49945-5 Novelization
  • Written by Karen Traviss
  • Third novel in an expected series and is considered canon material[2]
Gears of War: Coalition's End August 2, 2011[2] ISBN 978-1-4391-8395-3 Novelization
  • Written by Karen Traviss
  • Fourth novel in an expected series and is considered canon material[2]
Gears of War: The Slab May 8, 2012[2] ISBN 978-1-4391-8407-3 Novelization
  • Written by Karen Traviss
  • Fifth novel in an expected series and is considered canon material[2]
Gears of War: Hollow December 2008 – August 2012 Comic book series

Film[edit]

Title Release date Media type
Gears of War TBA Film
Notes:
  • Rights to the film were purchased by New Line Cinema, with Stuart Beattie writing the script along with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who will be producing it.[11]

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Release date Length Label Ref
Gears of War The Soundtrack July 31, 2007 69:08 Sumthing Else [12]
Gears of War 2: The Soundtrack November 25, 2008 62:27 Sumthing Else [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butts, Steve (2007-10-04). "Gears of War Hands On". IGN. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Epic Games and Del Rey Announce Novels in the Gears of War Video Game Universe
  3. ^ a b Gamestop Gears of War 2 Limited Edition Info
  4. ^ a b Gears of War 2 Limited Edition Content Revealed
  5. ^ Traviss, Karen. Gears of War Aspho Fields (Gears of War). Del Rey. ISBN 978-0-345-49943-1. 
  6. ^ Traviss, Karen. Gears of War Jacinto's Remnant (Gears of War). Del Rey. ISBN 978-0-345-49944-8. 
  7. ^ Josh Ortega Talks "Gears of War", Comic Book Resources, December 24, 2008
  8. ^ Linde, Aaron (2008-04-18). "Epic Games and DC Plan Gears of War Comic Book". Shacknews. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  9. ^ Ortega & Sharp on Gears of War Comic, Newsarama, July 24, 2008
  10. ^ Sharp's Exclusive Gears of War Comic News, Comicon, August 11, 2008
  11. ^ Berardini, César (2008-01-02). "Gears of War Novel Update. Movie Script Confirmed". TeamXbox. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  12. ^ "Music from Gears of War The Soundtrack". Game-OST. Retrieved April 14, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Music from Gears of War 2: The Soundtrack". Game-OST. Retrieved April 14, 2009. 

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