Cliff Bleszinski – lead designer Epic Games – while he was intervied by IGN he said that “Gears of War is a great franchise first and foremost for Xbox 360, and therefore we’re focusing on that platform for Gears of War 2. We’ve decided we’re not going to do a PC version this time around.”
However this can be only PR talk for XBOX 360, remember that the first Gears of War was launched first on XBOX and then on PC. Probably, the same will be with GoW2.
On XBOX 360 Gears of War 2 will be available from 7 November 08 and it has been promised to be “bigger, better, and more”. In GoW2 multiplayer you will be able to play three characters that you killed in GoW1, Anthony Carmine, Minh Young Kim and General RAAM. Beside this characters from GoW1, playing the entire GoW2 campaing will unlock for the multiplayer another bunch of characters, like Ben Carmine, Dizzy Wallin, Tai Kaliso, Locust Kantus and a new villain.
For a full list of achievements check the Gears of War website.