Microsoft starts off E3 with a bang. Quite literally I mean. We’ve got a bunch of new games so gamers can get use out of their dusty Kinect or Xbox 360 console. Check out the list after the jump
E3 is only a couple weeks away, but Microsoft is already rolling out a Gears of War 3 trailer. As with the last two Gears of War titles, the third entry features manly men doing manly things, like shooting things with guns and chainsawing things with chainsaws. This time around there is even a manly woman doing manly things.
Aside from Forza 4, this is the only title Microsoft has announced in their pipeline for 2011. We’re bound to see both more of Gears of War 3 and new titles on June 6th, when Microsoft holds their E3 press conference.
Wonder how your participation in the Gears of War 3 beta will effect the title? Epic Games goes over exactly what information they collect, including weapon damage, where players are dying most, how they’re dying and more.
You also get to hear some talks about exactly what kind of feel they were shooting for with Gears of War 3, and how it’s improved over the past two titles. And don’t forget about the talks about polish. Lots and lots of polish, which is no surprise since the title was scheduled to be done by this month but was delayed for marketing reasons.
The beta starts April 25th for those who pre-order Gears of War 3 at GameStop in North America. Europeans can get access via pre-order at GAME or Gamestation. Those who purchased Bullet Storm will have access starting April 18th.
Gears of War 3 was originally set to be released on April 5th 2011, now Microsoft has ‘shifted the date a bit’ … to the fall of 2011..
Apparently the delay has nothing to do with the game development and all to do with its marketing. The Microsoft statement says, “Gears of War 3 promises to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2011. The teams at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have done great workthus far readying the title for release in the Sring of 2011. However, we’ve elected to move the launch of Gears of War 3 until Fall of 2011 to make it a marquee title for the holiday season.”
But why would they decide now to push it back 5 months? A possibility is that if the delay is purely for marketing reasons then maybe they just want to leave a bit more breathing room for Epic’s other big release, Bulletstorm in February 2011. But anywho, Gears of War fans will just have to wait a wee bit longer.. 5 months longer..
While Gears of War has had co-op since the start, the series will be doubling the amount of players who can participate.
According to Cliffy B, Gears of War 3 will support up to four players in the main campaign. Each character will also be a part of the story, so no worries about just being dragged along for the ride.
I’m going to take a shot that this feature may be online only, but I could be wrong. But honestly, how many retail releases on 360 and PS3 support four player split screen nowadays?
While the title was accidently announced, Gears of War 3 has now been officially announced by Epic Games themselves.
On the Jimmy Fallon show, Epic Games showed off their first trailer for Gears of War 3 which you can check out after the jump.
The trailer doesn’t show off much other then the addition of a female soldier and a new enemy type.But, there have been some rumored details which included possible underwater combat, mechs, and new explosives to play with.
Gears of War 3 is still a year away, but Microsoft has set a solid date of April 5th 2011 for North America and April 8th 2011 in Europe. And as with the other titles, Gears of War 3 is a Xbox 360 exclusive.
Remember that Epic Games announcement that got delayed? Apparently no one told who ever updates the Xbox 360 dashboard. Upon logging in, 360 gamers were welcomed to a lovely Gears of War 3 announcement ad.
The announcement didn’t reveal much, only placing a April 2011 date on the title.
While there have been no official details on the game itself, EDGE has supposedly gotten some inside details from an unnamed source. According to the rumors, a new enemy locust will be appearing that has tentacles that can attack players through cover.
But the enemies aren’t the only one with new tricks up their sleeves. Players will supposbly be able to pilot heavy duty mechs at certain points in the game. Players will also have a new type of explosive to play with that can travel underground.
While both of these are simply additions to the Gears of War combat we already know and love, a new element is supposedly being added to switch things up a bit. Players will supposedly be challenged with underwater combat at some point during the title.
Again these are rumors. The only official thing we know about Gears of War 3 is that it is coming during April of 2011.
(Gears of War 3 Announcement Source: Kotaku)
EDGE got a tip from an inside source that Gears of War 3 will be rolling out next April. According to the source the game is due to be announced this E3.
EDGE’s source says that the title is scheduled to be finished by late this year, but Microsoft requested that they wait to launch in order to avoid the release of Halo: Reach and Natal later this year.
Gears of War 2 launched in 2008, so it is getting about that time for another one to come along. We will have to wait until E3 to see if EDGE’s source is telling the truth.