Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios Reveal the First Gameplay Footage from "Gears of War 2" Available on Xbox LIVE Video Store

LONDON - 9th May 2008 - Players eager for a look at the highly anticipated Xbox 360™ exclusive“Gears of War® 2” can soon experience the heart-pounding action when the video becomes available for download on Xbox LIVE Video Store on Saturday 10th May at 7am.

With a personal introduction by Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski, the trailer captures the essence of the bigger, better and more badass gameplay in“Gears of War 2.” Featuring the first in-game look at chainsaw duels, large scale fire fights with Locust Horde and stunning new visuals, the action-packed video is sure to please fans around the world.

“Gears of War 2” is the highly anticipated follow up to the best-selling Xbox 360 exclusive“Gears of War,” and will be available this November from acclaimed developer Epic Games.

The“Gears of War 2” Assault trailer can be downloaded from the following locations shortly after 7am on Saturday 10th May:

Microsoft Prosource: https://www.microsoftprosource.com

Xbox.com Press Site: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/press

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