Friday, 25 February 2011

Upcoming Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 is an upcoming third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games, published by Microsoft Games Studios and is a Xbox 360 exclusive. Originally due for an April 2011 release, the release was pushed back to Q3/Q4 2011. A second date of September 20, 2011 was announced in February 2011.It will be the third and final installment of the Gears of War series.

Gears of War 3 will feature a four-player co-op mode and the introduction of three playable female characters: Samantha Byrne, Anya Stroud, and Bernadette Mataki (a character from the novels by Karen Traviss). Another new playable character is Jace Stratton, a battle-hardened soldier who appears in the comic series and is mentioned in the second game.

Some of the features which Microsoft revealed for Gears of War 3 in a press release on few day back are shown below:

* 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!