Before Epic Games’ wonderfully brutal Gears of War was released in 2006, becoming a smash hit and spawning two equally excellent sequels and a not quite as popular spinoff, it was a simple trailer that really caught the attention of gamers everywhere.
Considered to be one of the all-time best video game trailers ever, it was only a cinematic, featuring no gameplay, but it showed what looked like an intense science fiction adventure set to Gary Jules’ cover of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World.” And, as you might have figure out, it was the song that really stood out and made the game stick in viewers’ minds. The cover was actually recorded for the 2001 film Donnie Darko, but the usage in the Gears trailer saw it propelled to the number one spot on iTunes five years after it was made.
Now, with the upcoming release of Gears of War Ultimate Edition later this month fast approaching, a new trailer has been made smartly using “Mad World” once again to try to re-ignite some of that original excitement.
You can check out the new trailer below.
A new game in the series from new developer The Coalition, Gears of War 4, was also recently announced and begins a new chapter in the story.
You can pre-order the Ultimate Edition, which includes the original game remastered in 1080p and much more, for Xbox One now.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE A Gears of War launch wouldn’t be complete without the return of Mad World. In celebration of the new Ultimate Edition, Mad World has been reimagined with all new footage showcasing how the original is back and better than ever.
The shooter that defined the first generation of HD gaming has been painstakingly remastered in 1080P, modernized for Xbox One with 60FPS competitive multiplayer, and loaded with new content including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox. Coming August 25 2015.