If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Gears of War 2 release date revealed?

Potential hint appears on website.

Epic has popped a cryptic clue on its Gears of War 2 website which may hint at the game's release date.

Evidence comes from the splash image showing the hand of protagonist Marcus Fenix (we think) clutching at COG tags with a series of numbers on them. Well spotted, Kotaku.

Clever people who can read ASCII octal values claim these translate to "ESC-N-O-V-9", or "escape November 9".

This is a Sunday, but if you cast your mind back to 2006 you will remember the original Gears of War declared its "Emergence Day" to be Sunday 12th November.

Eventually the game was released in the US on the previous Tuesday and in Europe on the following Friday.

Gears of War 2 has carried a "November" release date ever since it was announced, of course, but when in that month has yet to be clarified.

More at E3, perhaps.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Robert Purchese avatar

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is a long-time writer and now podcaster for Eurogamer. He loves telling a story and listening to them.

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch