**UPDATE**: Gears of War 2 confirmed with debut trailer

Fenix - Image 1Gears of War 2 by Epic Games for the Microsoft Xbox 360 has been confirmed in Italy. Or has it? We are on the verge of finding out as GDC 2007 awaits word on this in Microsoft’s keynote. Will we lay witness to the sequel of this masterpiece? Let’s all see together in the full article.

**THIRD UPDATE**: Gears of War 2 is finally a reality. Check out a few details as well as the debut trailer at the full article.

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Article originally posted Feb 20, 2008 at 12:28PM

Gears of War 2 by Epic Games for the Microsoft Xbox 360 has been confirmed in Italy. Or has it? That’s a question we can expect to be answered within the hour.

NeoGAF has just posted what they say is a press release from Microsoft Italy confirming the highly-awaited action sequel from Epic Games.

If the Italian news is to be believed, we’ll be taking care of Locust problems again using Marcus Fenix come November of 2008. However, the scene over at GDC may tell a slightly different tale.

What we saw in GDC was a short footage of “what Gears of War may look like in the latest version of Unreal Engine 3″. Featured was a dense swarm of Locust troops laying waste to city ruins. What this could mean for the franchise was never stated.

**UPDATE**: Gears of War 2 has just been confirmed at GDC 2008. At the tail-end of the Microsoft keynote, Cliffy B chainsawed his way to glory, saying that Gears of War was a setup, while Gears of War 2 will be bigger and better than the first. The logo for the sequel appears, and the crowd goes nuts!

Gears of War 2 will be available in November 2008, just as the Italian press release said. An English edition of the Italian press release has also been sent out, further reiterating Gears of War 2‘s November release as well as a little teaser saying that the game “continues the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in an epic saga of survival, loss and retribution.”

**UPDATE 2**: The debut trailer for Gears of War 2 is now out. Check it out below:

**UPDATE 3**: Careful recount of Epic Games’ press assets also revealed this one little prize: the game company has announced that Gears of War 2 will also come with some fan love. And that love comes in the form of a Gears of War 2 Limited Edition. Now you’ve got two games to choose from, if you haven’t made up your mind already.

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