We were all expected a big announcement today regarding Gears of War 3 and hey we got it, not only do we know the 20th September release date but also have an inside scoop on storylines, game modes and new weapons.
The third instalment continues eighteen months later than the Gears of War 2. The old gang of Marcus, Baird, Dom and co will continue to do battle whilst facing new enemies and threats to try and save civilisation once again.
The game will include a few new multiplayer modes including a five on five experience and a four player co-op campaign mode! So you can get together with other gamers to complete missions along side them against AI foe.
If that’s not for you and you rather blow your buddies to bits then the all new multiplayer ‘Beast Mode’ will be of interest. Basically this allows you to take on the role of the locust hoard and variations.
There will be five new multiplayer maps including trenches (complete with sand storms), overpass, mercy, checkout and Thrashball. Gamers will be able to tackle the new missions and maps with some new hardware too with 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. And each weapon now has its own execution move!
The press release also mentioned an upcoming multiplayer public Beta, so keep an eye out for that too.