Gears Of War 4 Trailer Shows Marcus Fenix As A Family Man

Hello darkness my old friend. Gears 4's new trailer premiered during today's episode of Fear The Walking Dead in the US, but thanks to the magic of the internet you can already watch it right here. The trailer really wants to shove it in your face that the main character JD is Marcus Fenix's son, showing flashbacks to his idyllic upbringing with Marcus and Anya.

I don't know about you, but seeing Marcus in normal-person clothing and not carrying a chainsaw gun is a bit of a shock, and the middle of the trailer was probably met with questions of "is that Anya??" from almost everyone watching (because let's be honest here, 'blonde' is probably Anya's most distinguishing trait).

The trailer also makes great use of The Sound Of Silence — aka the Sad Affleck song — making it either the worst or the best timed trailer of the year. I still haven't decided which.

Hilarious song choice aside, the trailer shows the new world of Sera, lashed by vicious storms and hideous beasts of some sort. It also implies that Marcus may not have gotten his happen ending after all — though I guess we'll have to see when the game is released this October. The trailer seems to deliver on The Coalition's promise of a darker game at least, harking back to the series' roots in Gears of War 1.

Even the trailer seems to throw back to Gears' long history of using the most stereotypical 'sad songs' in existence. I still can't take it seriously though.


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    The song's still amazing, but that cover was kind of strange.

      I love that cover. Disturbed do a load of covers and this is prob my fav. It gets better as it goes on too and the intensity builds.

        Hmm I disagree. Not sold on their cover personally.

          Duuuuuuuude...
          Oh mannn.
          I thought it was PERFECT. Better than the original even.
          Different strokes fro different folks, though, hey?

            Better than the original?! That's a big call!
            There aren't many covers that really deserve that title.

            Whether or not it is true though, I love the original and Disturbed really smashed it out the park. When I first saw their cover I was expecting some utter heresy, but came away from it very pleased.

              Totally, but one i'm prepared to make in this instance. I'd also be prepared to make that call on their cover of Land of Confusion. That was an amazing cover.
              The complete oposite can be said for their cover of "I still haven't found what i'm looking for", or whatever that song is called. Aweful.

              Also, Lord's cover of "on a night like this" is easily better than the original. and the clip is amazing. All the hilarity!

          Not a fan either, kinda find it contradictory to the whole song, but it doesn't help I've never been a Disturbed fan either. How it all goes grand and operatic, feels like "Disturbed presents Sounds of Silence for Americas Got Talent" O_o

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        I don't think that's the sort of song that would ever sound good with "intensity", it sort of defeats the whole purpose of the song. It's meant to be a sad breath outwards, a quiet resignation, to change that sonic identity is to change the best part of the song. I'm not saying it can't be done, but that fragility of the original is so crucial to its emotional punch.

          Rock/heavy covers of songs that are a contrasting style are some of my favourite things! I have a large playlist dedicated to them.

    Replaying Gears 2 again for funzies, no denying that game is pretty dark, just not "things running around that are hard to see" dark. My best in the series so far.

    Anya?!? Seriously? That just.... I don't even know where to begin...

      Thought they made it pretty obvious at the end of 3?

        I didn't think so. More like, she was consoling a fellow soldier after a long campaign (which is what it was), and not, you know... flirty.

          Their attraction to each other was built up through the trilogy and outright confirmed in the comics/novels.

          Also doesn't help that Anya's appearance gets changed each game.

          Last edited 12/04/16 1:19 pm

            Hmm didn't really get that from the games. But then I haven't read he comics so may be missing something.

    Is it true there won't be 4 player for the campaign??

    Someone editited it to have the Simon and Garfunkle version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXXzgG6s9c

      Infinitely better than the official release. What the hell were Microsoft thinking going with such a poor cover?

        the Disturbed cover is good enough for Paul Simon, should be good enough for Microsoft.

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          Kinda wanna see someone mash it up to "Graceland" now lol

            oh I meant the Disturbed cover was good enough for Paul Simon, I have edited my comment to be clearer.

              Hahaha fair enough :) I can respect people love the song, it's got good production values etc, it's just not for me :)

              The only time I've ever heard someone bag a cover that was done was Don Mclean for Madonnas American Pie cover. The interview went like this:

              Interviewer: So what do you think of Madonnas new American pie cover?
              Don Mclean: I get a royalty every time its played on radio or sells a copy...
              Interviewer: Ok, but what do you think about it? Do you like it?
              Don Mclean: I get a royalty every time its played on radio or sells a copy...

              Last edited 12/04/16 9:43 am

                that's fair, I'm not a huge fan and the original suits my tastes better... but it's not a 'poor' cover by any objective standard.. and it's not a massive leap of reasoning to think that "Microsoft" picked the music because it is currently popular, has charted well, and it fits the tempo, mood and pacing of the trailer better than the original version.

                Paul Simon actually emailed the singer from Disturbed to say that he enjoyed it, which is a bit different to an artist diplomatically saying they like it when asked.

                  Yep, like I said, it's just my personal taste. I've never been a Disturbed fan but I can tell it's a decent cover.

                  It could be FAR worse.... we could've gotten Britney's 'We will rock you' again... *shudder*

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