finally we have the date for the most anticipated game of the year, besides halo 3 that is

Microsoft® today announced what anxious players have been eagerly awaiting: Emergence Day 2006. Available exclusively for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the highly anticipated title Gears of War® will be available in North America on November 12, 2006.
for the european gamer microsoft has set the date to november 17, 2006

the game will be available in a regular version for $59.99 and a collectors edition for $69.99 which includes a bonus dvd and the official "destroyed beauty” art book.

oh man, two months till emergence day