Gears 5 gets a new cinematic launch trailer featuring 'The Chain'

What you need to know

  • Gears 5, the next big game from The Coalition, is live right now in some countries.
  • As the game releases, The Coalition has revealed a new cinematic trailer, featuring a cover of the "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac.
  • Gears 5 Ultimate Edition unlocks in North America at 9:00 p.m. EST today.
  • Gears 5 is currently $50 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

It's essentially a tradition in Gears of War for there to bad a "sad trailer" - a trailer featuring somber music. For the original Gears of War, there was the famous trailer with "Mad World." For Gears of War 4, a cover of "The Sound of Silence" performed by Disturbed was used in the Tomorrow trailer.

While not quite as morose, Gears 5 continues the tradition with a new cinematic launch trailer, complete with a remix of "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, performed by Evanescence. You can take a look at the new trailer below:

Gears 5 Ultimate Edition is live right now in many countries and will be available in North America at 9:00 p.m. EST today. The standard edition of the game is set to be available on September 10, on Xbox One and PC (including Steam).

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.