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Gears of War gets in PS3's face

Emergence day: November 17th.

Halo 3 might not be there waiting to ambush PlayStation 3 this November, but Gears of War will - Microsoft's just announced it's due out in the UK on November 17th.

In the US, the game will be out on November 12th.

As well as a normal version, we'll also have the chance to buy a collector's limited edition version featuring the "Destroyed Beauty" art book and a bonus DVD on the making of the game, in a Halo 2-style metal box.

Developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft, Gears is the most highly anticipated Xbox 360 game of the year. Lead designer Cliff Bleszinski reckons it's "a one-two punch of cinematic action paired with a thrilling and compelling interactive experience."

"With 'Gears of War' we've created a title that will place gamers directly in the shadows of a ravaged world, surrounded by the beautiful remnants of a destroyed city and the horrific dangers that hide in the rubble."