Gears 5 Crosses Over with Fleetwood Mac in New Trailer Ahead of Launch
Gears 5's latest trailer channels Fleetwood Mac by way of Amy Lee from Evanescence.
The Gears of War series has never shied away from including popular licensed music in its trailers. The original video for Gears of War famously included Gary Jules’ iteration of Mad World in what would become an iconic trailer. Later installments in the series would go on to use jams like Black Sabbath’s War Pigs or, more recently, Nine Inch Nails and Head Like A Hole.
Now, a day before the launch of Gears 5, Microsoft and The Coalition have released a new video (or “launch film” as it’s being called) featuring the tunes of Fleetwood Mac. The video, appropriately titled The Chain, since it features Fleetwood Mac’s song of the same name, shows Kait riding her way through a storm in the middle of a desert before crashing and coming face to face with a Swarm enemy. The version of The Chain used in the trailer isn’t the same that Fleetwood performed, but is instead a cover by Evanescence’s Amy Lee.
This trailer’s arrival actually coincides with the release of Gears 5, which should become available later tonight. The video is set to debut tonight during a commercial break of the NFL’s season opener between the Packers and Bears. After the trailer plays, Gears 5 will then go live worldwide for those who have purchased the Ultimate Edition of the game. So if you’re trying to hop into some Gears 5 tonight, keep an eye out for when this commercial plays during the football game.
You can check out the new launch video down below if you’d like. Gears 5 is set to hit Xbox One and PC, with the standard edition releasing next week on September 10. Keep an eye out in the coming days for our own review of the game.