Gears 5 cinematic gives us a quick glimpse at the campaign

What you need to know

  • A new cinematic for Gears 5 gives us our first look at a bit of the campaign.
  • The cinematic introduces a new character named Fahz with a cheeky exchange.
  • Gears 5 is expected to launch September 10 and is available to preorder for $60.

Gears 5 is one of the most anticipated titles of the year from Microsoft's first-party studios, and now we've got our first glimpse of the campaign. In a new cinematic posted to YouTube, we meet a new character to the Gears universe, Fahz. And while it doesn't reveal much about the campaign, it's humorous nonetheless.

The cinematic opens with Fahz sparring against a robot as JD Fenix and company walk into the room. After a brief exchange laced with a bit of Gears humor, Fahz challenges JD to a sparring match. Things don't end so well for the confident Fahz, however, and he storms away in anger before the camera zooms out to continue the playthrough.

We don't know much about the Gears 5 campaign so far, but it looks as if it may span several years given the shape JD is in in the first cinematic trailer we saw at E3 2018. It's likely we'll get more of a look at the campaign as we draw close to launch, along with information about what the "secret mission" is that is referenced in this cinematic. In the meantime, Gears 5 is expected to launch on September 10 and is available to preorder now starting at $60.

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