Microsoft has confirmed its 2008 line-up for the Xbox 360 promising a sequel to Gears of War for November.

The news, which is likely to make Gears fans overjoyed, will join sequels to other popular titles such as Fable and Ninja Gaiden.

The highly anticipated sequel to the 4.5 million-selling blockbuster Gears of War” delves deeper into humanity’s struggle for survival against the nightmarish Locust Horde, and promises to take high-definition visuals to a whole new level.

In addition, acclaimed developer Peter Molyneux of Lionhead Studios took the stage to showcase exciting new multiplayer features for Fable 2, introducing dynamic cooperative play, a first to the franchise. Molyneux also announced that later this year, and before the launch of Fable 2, gamers can get a sneak peek at the game’s world when the Fable 2 pub games debut as a stand-alone download on Xbox Live Arcade.

When Fable 2 launches, gamers will have the ability to transfer currency earned in the pub games directly to their character in Fable 2. This unique and first-of-its-kind experience, which can be found only on Xbox Live Arcade, will give the millions of Fable fans and gamers all around the globe the opportunity to jump into the Fable 2 world with money already in the bank.

Tomonobu Itagaki also revealed new Ninja Gaiden II game-sharing features, including Ninja Cinema, which is enabled solely through Xbox Live, providing exciting and innovative entertainment experiences for the more than 10 million Xbox Live members worldwide by allowing players to record and upload their best ninja moves to Xbox Live.