Gears of War 3 Release Date Announced

Gears of War 3

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!

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2 Responses to Gears of War 3 Release Date Announced

  1. Dibbs Ahoy says:

    Apparently there’s gonna be some news this week on the gears 3 beta. They’re doing it via buying Bulletstorm sort of like the crackdown/halo 3 one, but also they’re gonna announce some other ways to get in to it as well. Could be cool, although gears 2 took the wind out of my sails a little for this series. Hope they’re back on track coz the first was awes as a dead horse!

  2. bedgell says:

    Yeah the bulletstorm release will have the beta bundled in it – tho apparently there’ll also be a multiplayer online beta released later in the year too. Or maybe they’re the same and I’m all confused… Its been known

    Did like gears 2 – online co-op with diki was quality. But it was too similar to the first one and the multiplayer wasn’t much cop. It they could vary the gameplay a bit more and make it bigger – like halo and vanquish in scale – i’d be keen…

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