Gears of War 3 release date announced

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So, remember that post we had earlier about Epic Games' "Big" announcement on Gears of War 3? Well, it's landed, and it's not anything about the multiplayer mode. Whatever could be more exciting and more important than that? Why, the release date of course!

 

 

 

So, remember that post we had earlier about Epic Games' "Big" announcement on Gears of War 3? Well, it's landed, and it's not anything about the multiplayer mode. Whatever could be more exciting and more important than that? Why, the release date of course!

 

 

 

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Thanks to Microsoft's press release, we now have the much-awaited launch date for the third iteration of the famed franchise. And yes, they did send it out at Microsoft's X11 San Francisco event.

 

 

 

Microsoft also gave out the exciting new features that we can expect from the game, via the press release:

 

 

 

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!
  • 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!

 

 

 

The game was actually originally scheduled to come out on April this year, but due to "business decisions", they opted to have it come out an earlier date. So when is it going to be released to retail?

 

 

 

You can start lining up for it on September 20th in North America, while Japan will have to wait for it just a couple of days longer on September 22nd. Now that's a wait that should be every inch worth it!

 

 

 

 

Via [NowGamer]