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Gears of War 4's launch trailer: Marcus gets a mech

The franchise reboot is coming in October. Check out the new footage.

The launch trailer for Gears of War 4 is officially live, and it's showing off plenty of footage we haven't seen yet. Among the goodies: John DiMaggio returning as the grizzled Marcus Fenix, mech suits, motorcycles, and a new female protagonist named Kait.

The trailer opens with an idyllic view of a postwar human community on Sera. Marcus, in a voiceover, explains that it's been 25 years since the events of the last game. Of course, the relative security of the beginning doesn't last long. A new Locust-like species is threatening humanity, and a new generation (still using trusty chainsaw bayonets) needs to team up. How big a part former protagonist Marcus Fenix will play remains to be seen. Check out the full trailer below.