Microsoft has released a gameplay video showing off the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4.

The first 20 minutes of the game are a prologue designed to offer a story refresh as well as a tutorial.

The prologue also acts as a trip down memory lane. We play in battles from the Pendulum Wars (before the Locust attack), Emergence Day (the day the Locust attacked) and the end of the war with the Locust.

We also get to see some old faces from the Gears series, such as Marcus Fenix's Delta Squad buddy, Dominic Santiago.

It's all designed to set up the new story in Gears of War 4, which is set 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3. It revolves around Marcus Fenix's son, JD, and a new enemy called the Swarm.

Have a gander. The game is out for PC and Xbox One on 7th October.

If you're picked up the game and are working through the campaign, then check out our Gears of War 4 collectibles guide.

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