Gears of War

‘Gears of War 4’ Continues Tradition With Hauntingly Sad Trailer

The first Gears of War title for the Xbox One debuted its trailer last night, and fans of the franchise will recognize a familiar style — heartbreaking moments of isolation with a mournful cover version of an already-sad song. The original Gears had the memorable “Mad World” trailer, and Gears 2 featured “How It Ends” as Dom stares at a fading photo of his wife.

Then Gears 3 gave us the best of the bunch, with “Heron Blue” by Sun Kil Moon playing as Marcus Fenix and his fellow COG soldiers fight through a graveyard of humans who have literally been turned to ash. In fact, here’s a YouTube compilation of all three, if you need a refresher.

And here’s the Gears 4 trailer, starring Marcus’s son J.D., including sadness-inducing flashbacks.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.