Xbox and The Coalition have released a new gameplay trailer for Gears of War 4’s Horde Mode 3.0.
The video features a new track, Panther Like a Panther, from indie hip hop phenoms Run the Jewels, which is set to be available on their highly-anticipated third studio album, Run the Jewels 3.
Both members of Run the Jewels, Killer Mike and El-P, will also be playable multiplayer characters in the game. To celebrate this partnership, you can find exclusive merch on their website.
Horde 3.0 marks the return of the popular multiplayer survival mode that pits up to five players against waves of enemies; a genre that Gears of War helped popularise with the release of the 2008 sequel. This is the first time Horde has appeared in a Gears of War game in five years, and returns to the mode’s trademark co-op multiplayer intensity, with the addition of modern touches such as classes, abilities and fortifications.
Along with new classes of enemies like the Swarm and the DeeBees, Horde 3.0 also introduces new innovations like a class-based system that lets you choose from five variations in roles – Soldier, Sniper, Scout, Heavy and Engineer – to encourage teamwork. Also the all-new Fabricator is a deployable base of operations that allows players to build their defences anywhere on the map and execute their defensive strategy with precision.
“Run the Jewels was on heavy rotation when we started laying the groundwork for the next era of Gears back in 2014, and has been there ever since,” said Rod Fergusson, Studio Head at The Coalition. “The fact that two career artists came together as a group to create something so special – a rarity in modern hip-hop – are things that Gears fans will immediately recognize and appreciate. We’re proud to have Run the Jewels as a part of the Gears of War family.”
Gears of War 4 launches on October 11th for Windows 10 and Xbox One.