Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gears of War 3 Release Date Announced

Gears of War 3 will emerge on September 20th.

One of the standard bearer's for the Xbox 360 and one of the most popular shooter series in recent years, the upcoming third entry in Epic Software's Gears of War will cap off the story arch that began in the original GoW.

Not that you need to wait quite that long to saw some Locust in half- if you pick up Bulletstorm (for the Xbox 360) during it's first run you'll be able to get in on the Multiplayer Beta test for the game. (again- only with the 360 version of the game)

Click through the jump for a mini story synopsis and some new features the Gears 3 will boast-

Gears of War 3 is the glorious conclusion to one of the most memorable sagas in video games’ history and this is a date you certainly don’t want to miss.

The story takes place eighteen months after the events of Gears of War 2 and the loss of the human stronghold of Jacinto.  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 throughout the campaign mode.

Here is what else you can expect from 2011’s most highly anticipated game:

·         An enthralling cinematic story that captivates players in an intimately intense action game
·         Five-on-five multiplayer experience as well as four player campaign co-op experience
·         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 maps including: Trenches which features an impressive sand storm that reduces your visibility, as well as Overpass, Mercy, Checkout, and Thrashball
·         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. Don’t forget that each weapon now has its own execution move!
Stay tuned for more updates, and keep your eyes peeled for more news on the Official Multiplayer Public Beta coming soon!