Gears of War release date set in stone

The date your nightmares become reality and your flesh is consumed by the fires bursting from your Xbox 360 has finally been officially etched into the fabric of the universe. Gears of War will be released on November 12, 2006. So sayeth Cliffy B, ultimate ruler of developer Epic.

Aside from the date, the only other new tidbit of info out of Microsoft is that the standard version of the game will retail for $59.99. A limited collector's edition will also be available for $69.99 that will come with a snazzy "Destroyed Beauty" art book and bonus "making of" DVD nestled within a collectible metal box.

August 3, 2006