As if a pic of the Gears of War 3 box wasn’t enough, here we are with news of the release date! Microsoft has today revealed that fans worldwide will be able to get their grubby mitts on the latest piece of the smash saga on September 20th, 2011.
Gears’ 3 takes place eighteen months after the last game, and the human stronghold of Jacinto has been lost. Marcus, Baird, Dom and company continue their fight to save human civilisation, as they battle the Locust and face new threats from within the planet. And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite for what promises to be one of the year’s biggest releases, here’s some cheeky new features we can expect in the next alien-munching instalment:
* Five-on-five multiplayer experience as well as four player campaign co-op
* New multiplayer game modes including ‘Beast Mode’ – offering a new twist to the game where you take on the role of the locust horde and their assorted variations
* New weapons including: The Bayonet Charge, The Retro Lancer, The Sawed-off Shotgun, The OneShot – a heavy sniper rifle that shoots through shields or cover for a surprise one shot kill, The Incendiary Grenade, The Digger Launcher and a few subtle tweaks to old favourites Hammerburst and The Classic Lancer. (Each with its own execution move…)
* New maps including: Trenches, which features an impressive sand storm that reduces your visibility, as well as Overpass, Mercy, Checkout, and Thrashball
Exciting times COG-fans!