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New Gears Tactics screenshots show a new look at how Gears has been adapted for a strategic viewpoint

Gears Tactics New March
Gears Tactics New March (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Gears Tactics is an upcoming strategy game set before the original Gears of War.
  • It's being developed by Splash Damage and The Coalition.
  • There's a bunch of new screenshots to check out.
  • Gears Tactics is set to release on PC on April 28, with an Xbox release coming later.

Gears Tactics is an upcoming strategy game from Splash Damage and The Coalition. Placing players in the boots of Gabe Diaz, father of Gears 5 protagonist Kait Diaz, Tactics gives an isometric twist to the usual Gears formula, placing players in charge of advancing squads similar to XCOM games.

As part of a wave of new previews, Xbox has shared several new screenshots from the game, showing some of the characters, the gameplay and even customization. You can take a look at some of the leading cast below (click or tap any of the images to enlarge them).

Gears Tactics (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

Gears Tactics New March (Image credit: Microsoft)

Source: Microsoft

Then, we've got some shots of what gameplay on the ground looks like, as well as the skill tree for Gabe Diaz.

Gears Tactics (Image credit: Microsoft)

Gears Tactics New March (Image credit: Microsoft)

Gears Tactics New March (Image credit: Microsoft)

Gears Tactics New March (Image credit: Microsoft)

Source: Microsoft

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

Our Senior Xbox Editor, Jez Corden, got a chance to check out a preview of Gears Tactics, going in-depth on the classes, story, gameplay and more. If you're interested in more information on the game, you can check out his overall impressions here. Gears Tactics is currently scheduled to be available on PC on April 28, through Xbox Game Pass for PC and Steam. It's coming to Xbox at a later date.

Related: Gears Tactics has tons of graphics tweaks for PC players

Related: Read our Gears Tactics full review!

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.