Gears of War 3 set for September 20 release

Microsoft and Epic Games have finally set in stone the release date for what could turn out to be the year’s biggest seller, Gears of War 3. The Xbox 360 exclusive will be released on September 20 worldwide and marks the end of the Gears of War trilogy of titles.

The previous two titles in the series have sold millions of copies around the world and become a huge hit with online gamers thanks to some excellent multiplayer modes. The good news is that the third game will offer up a new multiplayer game called “Beast Mode” where gamers can take up the role of the locust horde.

Gears of War 3 will also contain five-on-five multiplayer games and a four-player campaign co-op mode. There will also be a number of new maps included for the multiplayer side including one called Trenches which has a sand storm taking place all around you to lessen visibility.

New weapons will also launch in the game with: The Bayonet Charge, The Retro Lancer, The Sawed-off Shotgun, The Incendiary Grenade, The Digger launcher and the big addition of “The OneShoot” a new heavy sniper rifle that can even penetrate shields and cover for that perfect one shot kill.

The press release we received from Microsoft also stated that news of the official multiplayer public beta would be coming soon.

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Apple's new MacBook Pro 13in model leaks out

Next Story

iPad event confirmed by Apple for March 2nd

24 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Disappointed that there is no PC version. Doesn't make sense to release the first on PC and not the rest. I don't recall if Gears of War 2 was released on PC or if it was only the first?

Xtreme2damax said,
Disappointed that there is no PC version. Doesn't make sense to release the first on PC and not the rest. I don't recall if Gears of War 2 was released on PC or if it was only the first?

Only the first (which actually was a better showcase for UE3 than UT 3 itself, which had to irk Epic Games no end - which IMHO was why they haven't come back to PC gaming since).

Whats happening with PC gamming, Microsoft? Wasn't Windows a top gamming platform?
I'm afraid I can't trust Microsoft anymore, next time i will buy an PS4 or whatever ....

juanmix said,
Whats happening with PC gamming, Microsoft? Wasn't Windows a top gamming platform?
I'm afraid I can't trust Microsoft anymore, next time i will buy an PS4 or whatever ....

If you're so concerned about PC gaming, why would you buy a PS4 regardless of what Microsoft does? I'd be thinking a more logical statement would be I'm not buying a new Xbox when it comes out or something like that. Plus there may be one for the PC, if Microsoft actually plans to stick with their stance that they will work to do better to make PC gaming better. An Xbox 360 "exclusive" is probably referring as far as consoles go.

Quikboy said,

If you're so concerned about PC gaming, why would you buy a PS4 regardless of what Microsoft does? I'd be thinking a more logical statement would be I'm not buying a new Xbox when it comes out or something like that. Plus there may be one for the PC, if Microsoft actually plans to stick with their stance that they will work to do better to make PC gaming better. An Xbox 360 "exclusive" is probably referring as far as consoles go.

I've bought a brand new PC for gamming, but I miss a lot of tittles, specially Alan Wake. I was specially looking forward to the release, but they cancelled the PC version.
They launched vista with DX10 as new flagship OS for gamming, but they are now breaking their word. If MS don't support PC gamming, it's not worthy to support them buying an Xbox. So i will probably stick to Sony's new console in the future.

ramonsjc said,
WTFBBQ! I can't wait to chainsaw some fools online, again!

WTF! You have all that WTFBBQ and no sauce? Quite excited here, moved out and cant get the first two games so that Triple Pack might be needed to hold me over until release!

este said,
Biggest seller will be Uncharted 3? Or the new Zelda game if they push it out by xmas time?

Uncharted doesn't sell as well as Gears of War despite (in my view) being the better game and unlikely that Zelda will get released this year, although I hope it does.

este said,
Biggest seller will be Uncharted 3? Or the new Zelda game if they push it out by xmas time?

Zelda for sure if they release it in time.

Byron_Hinson said,

Uncharted doesn't sell as well as Gears of War despite (in my view) being the better game and unlikely that Zelda will get released this year, although I hope it does.

I am really waiting for that Zelda release . I'll just buy a Wii for that . (No, my computer is to ****ty to support Dolphin at decent graphics )

este said,
Biggest seller will be Uncharted 3? Or the new Zelda game if they push it out by xmas time?

GOW3 will outsell Uncharted 3, not because it's a better game... but because of the much larger XBOX 360 install base. I have both platforms so I'll be picking up both titles. As for Zelda...Wii...not in this household!

este said,
Biggest seller will be Uncharted 3? Or the new Zelda game if they push it out by xmas time?

This years biggest seller will be Battlefield 3. Hands down.

Arceles said,
The ladies doesn't have muscles... that's not too real...

There's no point of attempting to extend reality to a humans physicality, man nor woman. They were trained to battle, not to wrestle. Besides, this the first time Gears of War have women fighting. NEVER THE LESS, the blonde woman is Anya, who was originally the coordinator for the Cog Team in Gears 1 and 2.

TerryGFX said,

There's no point of attempting to extend reality to a humans physicality, man nor woman. They were trained to battle, not to wrestle. Besides, this the first time Gears of War have women fighting. NEVER THE LESS, the blonde woman is Anya, who was originally the coordinator for the Cog Team in Gears 1 and 2.

True, however in the books, you learn that they were given numerous drugs to increase their muscle mass rapidly as to be able to fight the horde with hand to hand combat. So really, there's no reason the female could not be a bit more muscular, if they are fighters.

JustinN said,

True, however in the books, you learn that they were given numerous drugs to increase their muscle mass rapidly as to be able to fight the horde with hand to hand combat. So really, there's no reason the female could not be a bit more muscular, if they are fighters.

Also true, but not ever game developer went with the full coverage of a book unlike Halo if i'm correct.