Epic Games has announced that the first DLC for Gears of War 3 will be out on November 1st. This one will contain additional achievements worth 250 Gamerscore, 3 new maps (Azura, Rustlung and Bloodrive), new fortification upgrades, two weapon skins and three new characters (Onyx Guard, Big Rig Dizzy and Bernie Mataki). It will cost you 800 MSP if you don't have the Season Pass.
Horde Command Pack
• Three spectacular new maps:
— Blood Drive – The Jacinto Medical Plaza was overwhelmed by evacuated citizens after the government-sanctioned Hammer Strikes, and the ensuing riots quickly turned this safe haven into a dangerous inferno. An abundance of high ground and funneled choke points make this map a returning favorite to Horde.
— Rustlung – Once the pride of the Royal Tyran Navy, the foredecks of this decommissioned battleship are now riddled with bullet holes. Any team with the fortitude to hold the exposed central torpedo bay will find that the ship’s Loader has been replaced with a battle-ready Silverback mech suit.
— Azura – This island resort was once the exclusive domain of Sera’s educated elite, but the tranquil water gardens and lush foliage have become a hotly contested combat zone. Dual snipers overlook a powerful explosive weapon, while the defensive central platform may be your last resort of retreat.
• New fortification upgrades:
— Command Center – A brand new type of fortification that allows you to call in fire support from sniper teams, mortar strikes and even multiple Hammers of Dawn.
— Decoy Upgrade – A new fortification level that turns your decoy into an Onyx Guard bot that will fight in your defense.
— Sentry Upgrade – This upgrade adds a fire bolt sentry that deals much more damage and is very effective against Berserkers.
— Silverback Upgrade – This advancement allows you to upgrade your Silverback exo-suit with devastating rockets and extra levels of repair cost reduction.
• New characters:
Big Rig Dizzy
during the 64 era Nintendo at least had Rare in their prime, but it was the start of real painful gaps in content. (1 Hour ago)
if you skipped the 64, Gamecube and Wii you may not feel their software issues the same as others. From what they've shown so far they've done little to correct their previous console issues. (1 Hour ago)
I don't think Nintendo can or will fit the mold he expects them to though. They never have, really. (2 Hours ago)
Jim always presents a solid argument. I think Nintendo has more wiggle room with this thing than people think if the market responds poorly to it. A portable SKU for example. (2 Hours ago)
@droezelke: The complaints he has in that video are mostly valid I'd say, sadly. (2 Hours ago)