Microsoft and Epic released the first trailer of Gears of War 3, as always very classy, with an anticipated release date of April 8 2011. Update : Press release and 4 images added.
Press release :
LONDON – 13 April 2010 - The spectacular conclusion to one of the games industry’s most memorable and celebrated sagas, “Gears of War 3,” is poised to take the world by storm next spring. At this time next year, fans around the world will experience the epic story finale to the “Gears of War” trilogy when the third instalment in one of the biggest franchises in Xbox history arrives in stores April 8, 2011 in Europe.
“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.”
Developed by acclaimed studio Epic Games and available only on Xbox 360, “Gears of War 3” plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood that will conclude the current story arc for “Gears of War.” With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction.
“Gears of War” is a blockbuster entertainment franchise that has inspired a full line of toys and collectibles, apparel, an upcoming film, graphic novels and a book series by New York Times best-selling author Karen Traviss. The award-winning video games have sold more than 12 million units worldwide, and due to their riveting multiplayer action, are some of the most popular games ever played on Xbox LIVE.
To accompany today’s announcement, Microsoft and Epic Games unveiled “Ashes to Ashes”, the first trailer for “Gears of War 3.” Created in Unreal Engine 3 by the same team behind the iconic “Gears of War” video spots (“Mad World,” “Rendezvous,” and “Last Day”), the video captures a desperate three-way battle between Delta Squad, the Locust Horde, and the fearsome new Lambent.
Additionally, fans who want to share their excitement on Xbox LIVE will be able to choose from new Avatar items, available on Avatar Marketplace starting April 20, including the new COG armor introduced in “Gears of War 3.”
For the latest developments on “Gears of War 3” and a video stream of the “Ashes to Ashes” trailer, visit www.gearsofwar.xbox.com or share updates with your friends on Twitter with #gears3.
Epic, Epic Games, Gears of War, Gears of War 3, Marcus Fenix, Unreal, and Unreal Engine are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere.
I doubt I'll try to 100% Zelda, but I can already tell that it's a very big game. (5 minutes ago)
@Moonwalker: One for my desk and one for my livingroom. It would also be convenient to have a portable dongle. Part of the beauty of the device is portability. (5 minutes ago)
Doing it that way before going to Ganon should take you in the region of about 100 hours, minimum. I only just finished the game 3 days ago. Nearly 8 weeks of hammering the game. (1 Hour ago)
@GriftGFX:Zelda will keep you occupied for a brave while. If, you're like myself, you'll want to take in everything Hyrule has to offer by exploring everything (1 Hour ago)
@GriftGFX: Why a second dock? :) (4 Hours ago)
but it's already being put through its paces in multiple modes. I would have bought a second dock immediately if they weren't so expensive. (5 Hours ago)
I do have some minor gripes about the inventory system, but other than that it's stellar so far. The platform is great too. Zelda doesn't push the full flexibility of the system on its own (5 Hours ago)