Wed 14 Apr 2010
Just a day after taking the wraps off of Bulletstorm, Epic Games has officially announced that other game we all knew was coming: Gears of War 3. Described as the finale to the Gears trilogy, Gears 3 will be launching worldwide in April 2011 and will once again be an Xbox 360 exclusive.
“When we released Gears of War more than three years ago, we set out to tell the world an unforgettable story of bravery and sacrifice in the face of insurmountable odds, and a year from now, players will get the chance to experience the final chapter in the story of Marcus Fenix and his companions in Delta Squad,” series mastermind Cliff Bleszinski said. “This is definitely the biggest and most dramatic chapter yet in the Gears of War saga, and we can’t wait to deliver it.”
In traditional Gears of War style, Epic has released a fancy debut trailer dubbed “Ashes to Ashes.”
The official announcement didn’t contain much in the way of gameplay details, but Bleszinski did confirm via Twitter that the game will feature “4 player integrated story co op in the campaign.” Epic is also wasting no time getting the hype train rolling and will be releasing a series of new Avatar items for purchase starting as early as April 20.
So there it is; we don’t know much, but we know it’s coming. And over the course of the next year I’m sure we’ll be hearing quite a bit about the game.