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Gears of War 4 Xbox One S release date and price confirmed by Microsoft

Ready your wallets, Gears fans. The special edition Xbox One S with the blood-red paint scheme and bundled copy of Gears of War 4 (opens in new tab) Ultimate Edition that leaked yesterday (opens in new tab) has been confirmed (opens in new tab) by Microsoft. The company is calling it the "Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle" (whew!), and it will launch in North America and Europe on October 7. But, as the saying goes, wait, there's more.

Shortly before the new console launches, Microsoft will also be releasing a new controller designed after Gears 4 hero JD. The company didn't post any pictures of the controller for some unknown reason (maybe it's being held prisoner, Marcus Fenix-style?), but describe it as featuring metallic blue accents and the COG's Phoenix Omen emblem emblazoned on it. It'll be available starting September 13, and in the US will be exclusive to Microsoft Stores and GameStop.

One thing we can all agree on: that console is still hella red.

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