Gamers, Ready Your Weapons. Stop. New "Gears of War" Multiplayer Achievements Added. Stop. End transmission.

London— On Thursday, 14th June, the stakes get even higher as“Gears of War®”, rated M for Mature, releases eight new Achievements for the“Annex” gametype and the“Hidden Fronts” Multiplayer Map Pack on Xbox LIVE®.

In addition to adding new Achievements, worth a total of 250 points,“Gears of War” developer Epic has improved the Roadie Run controls so players have greater control of their movement and can better annihilate their pestilent enemies. The title update will also help squash multiplayer exploits and provide general housekeeping.

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For those who have yet to man up and join the battle, the“Annex” gametype is now available for free and the“Hidden Fronts” Multiplayer Map Pack is available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points. All four multiplayer maps will be made available at no cost over Xbox LIVE® on 3rd September 2007.

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Kate Szlendak / 0118 909 5334 / v-kaszle@microsoft.com

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