These are exciting times for fans of the Gears of War series as the highly anticipated Gears of War 5 is expected to come out before the year ends. In the meantime, fans can look forward to the early release of Gears POP!, a mobile spinoff that features everyone’s favorite Gears of War characters in cute Funko POP! figure form.
Gears POP! is a brand new strategy game similar to Clash Royale. In the game players can lay down units on the battlefield and watch them march forward towards the opponent’s end. Units will attack those who come within range, but the ultimate goal is to destroy the opponent’s base structure on the opposite end of the map. The game will be purely PvP, so only those who are connected to the internet will be able to play it.
Players can recruit various characters in Gears POP!, each with their own set of abilities and attributes. A team will then be assembled by selecting the best possible combination of the said characters. Characters may be upgraded in order to make them more formidable in battle. Fans won’t have to worry about allegiances because they will be able to recruit both COG and Locust characters and use them on the same team.
Gears POP! was originally set to be released on September 2 based on its listing in the Apple App Store. Microsoft decided to move up the launch date and officially announced that Gears POP! will be released on August 22. Gears POP! will launch both on iOS and Android platforms tomorrow.