The world has gone mad as Gears of War 3 was officialy announced yesterday, along with some game information a trailer titled “Ashes to Ashes” was released:
Gears of War 3 will take place 18 months after the events of Gears of War 2, the trailer shows a rather tired looking Dom as he is clearly having trouble coping with the truamtic events that transpired on Gears of War 2.
We also see an older looking Marcus Fenix saving Dom’s life with a double barreled shotgun, one of the new weapons promised for Gears 3.
We also see another weapon bieng pushed unto Dom’s chest by none other than Anya, now fully clad in armour this shows that the COG are getting despereate as they press her into frontline service.
The weapon she hands Dom is a Lancer from the Pendulum wars, which has a bayonet instead of the signature chainsaw and shows that the COG are again struggling as they must use older weapons to supply troops.
Cole and Baird are also shown, as the trailer is closing we see a new enemy in the background, a large tentacled beast which is one of the Lambent Locust who are now fighting the regular locust making a 3 way fight for control.
This new enemy is capable of mutating on the battlefield to prudce new problems for the player.
Currently we know that the game will feature 4 player co-op action as well as hints of underwater missions and mech style suits to battle in along with new weapons.
Also rumoured is new explosives carried by COG members that can travel underground to attack enemy locations.
All of this combines to create some truly amazing hype as we all await the end of the trilogy, yes I said the end as this is set to be the finale in the Gears of War series.
“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,” said Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director at Epic Games. “This is definitely the biggest and most dramatic chapter yet in the ‘Gears of War’ saga, and we can’t wait to deliver it.”
Gears of War 3 is currently set for a April 8th 2011 release, along with 2 new Avatar Items being released on April 20th 2010. you can find details of them HERE