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The Armchair Empire Preview: Gears of War 2

The Armchair Empire writes: "Any title that sells a multimillion number of copies practically guarantees that it will spawn a sequel so it's no surprise that Gears of War 2 is on the offing for a Fall 2008 release.
Cliffy B, Lead Designer at designer at Epic Games, describes Gears of War 2 as "bigger, better, and more bad-ass." And on paper this might be actually be an accurate summation and not just a marketing catchphrase. It has new cover options, like using your foes as shields ("meat shields" to use the vernacular), co-op settings that will allow you and your buddy to play on different difficulty settings, new finishing moves that seem to be weapon dependent, chainsaw duels, an assortment of new weapons including a flamethrower and the Locust Burst Pistol, and an impressive "new" version of the Unreal Engine powering the whole thing."

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