It's the game that turns us in to raving psychopaths on line. As the chainsaw on our assault riffles buzzes into life, you can hear our maniacal laughs down the Xbox Live mic. We're not proud of it but there's something insanely satisfying about slicing an enemy in half.

Now the original trilogy of games return and we can relive the past glories on the post apocalyptic battlefields, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone gold! 

To celebrate, the studio has shared a behind-the-scenes look at 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 28th August.

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 28th August 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 (£29.99 GBP) – 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 (£44.99 GBP) – 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, GearsofWar.com 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 – remastered in 1080p, modernised for Xbox One with 60 frames-per-second competitive multiplayer, and loaded with new content including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox.