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Gears of War: Retrospective book goes up for preorder, highlights Gears 5

At E3 2018, Microsoft announced Gears 5. The game features a new protagonist and seems to focus on exploration more than the horrors of war. The plot moves away from the grizzled Fenix family and reveals Kait as the new protagonist.

If you want to know more about the game, then you should check out the Gears of War: Retrospective. This book gives you a great behind-the-scenes look into development. Gears 5 is a significant departure for the franchise and fans have been clamoring for more information about this title since June. You can read the book's description below.

With its acclaimed gameplay, intense characters, and visceral action, the Gears of War franchise has helped define the modern shooter genre. Gears of War: Retrospective is a visual showcase featuring artwork and imagery spanning the franchise's history, including character and creature designs, cinematics, concept art, key visuals, 3D renders, and more. Material is drawn from across the Gears of War franchise and features art from the series' upcoming entry – Gears 5.

Gears of War: Retrospective should launch on April 23, 2019, priced at $49.99. You can preorder it on Amazon right now. Currently there is a placeholder image which should be updated in the coming months.

It's unclear if the April 23 release date coincides with the launch of Gears 5. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. However, it seems like this book will probably release a few months before the game launches.

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