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Tue, May 19, 2009 | 23:38 BST
Poor Tai Kaliso. He was easily a favorite of ours and we hated the way things went down for him in Gears of War 2.
To make up for it though, DC Comics and Wildstorm provide a backstory to the “proud warrior with a gentle heart” in the upcoming Gears of War No.7.
This special issue was illustrated by Simon Bisley and written by Joshua Ortega and Henry Flint.
It goes on sale May 20, and Kotaku has a nice preview of it posted on the site.
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 22:20 BST
Speaking to Eurogamer, Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda has admitted feeling that the first Gears of War could have done with a bit more variation.
“The gameplay could sometimes be a little repetitive in Gears of War 1,” he said. “It’s like, okay, you move forward a little bit, duck and cover, pop a few guys, move forward a little bit, duck and cover, pop a few guys… You had a great toolset for things your character could do, and we’re blowing that out in Gears 2 to put you in a much wider variety of gameplay situations.”
Tsunoda, who’s dedicated to Gears of War on the MS side, also reiterated the fact that heavy focus on the sequel’s story will add depth.
“I think if you’ve played Gears of War 1, it’s clear there’s stuff you’d want to improve on in Gears of War 2,” he said. “The story wasn’t necessarily as robust as it could have been, and that’s stuff we’re really going to blow that out in Gears of War 2. We’ve got Josh Ortega who’s a great comic book writer, and he’s totally focused on the story. We want to do a much better job of that.”
Full interview through the link.
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 | 07:08 BST
Big video here of Epic president Mike Capps and Gears 2 writer Joshua Ortega at Comic Con. This is definitely worth a watch. Key Capps quotes:
“Bayonets are kind of boring.”
“What was cool about the chainsaw? The blood splatter. The blood-curdling yell. The cool animation. That kind of stuff.”
“We obviously took a lot of great ideas from Kill.switch.”
Watch it after the link. There’s lots of stuff from Ortega on the plot for the second game after Capps’ intro.