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Gears of War 3 Trailer and Release Date Revealed! [Update]

With Epic’s apparent inability to contain a secret, Cliff Bleszinski managed to retain some kudos following his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Unveiling a 73 second trailer for the now official Gears of War 3, new tidbits of information have no doubt whet the appetites of gamers the world over.

Entitled “Ashes to Ashes”, the teaser is set in a destroyed and ash covered city with the Delta squad, female soldier in tow, fighting off hoard after hoard of familiar Locust foes. The team, Dom especially, appear to be increasingly worn out and disheveled; if the ominous ending is anything to go by, it’s possible that our favourite COG team aren’t making it out alive.

In addition to the new team member – who looks an awful lot like Anya from the previous two games, the trailer unveiled a new double-barrel shotgun and an all-new species for Marcus and co to contend with.

“In the new game there’s an even greater threat called the Lambent and it’s these kind of crazy tentacledd monsters that can mutate while you’re fighting them,” Bleszinski revealed.

As if that wasn’t enough, Bleszinski also announced a release date for Epic’s AAA title. Gears of War 3 is currently scheduled for release in North America on April 5th 2011, with the European roll-out taking place on the 8th.

Be sure to check out the trailer below. Rest assured, Xboxic will keep you informed of any major announcements over what now looks to be an agonising 12 month wait.

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Update: Cliff Beszinski has confirmed on Twitter that the blonde chick is indeed Anya and that the game will feature 4-player co-op integrated into the story campaign – all the more reason to celebrate the day, Gears fans! Thanks to Fanappy for the heads-up!

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Comment by Fanappy on 2010-04-13 18:16:58 | Reply

The Delta Squad woman has been confirmed as Anya Marcus’ love interest in the first two games!

As well as 4 player Co-Op too!

Where did you see 4-player co-op was confirmed?

Edit: I see it now :).

Comment by poo-on-u on 2010-04-13 19:05:31 | Reply

Cliffy B looked a little deflated to me, seeing as how all his thunder had been stolen already. I notice he didn’t even mention Bulletstorm which it was rumored he would. As far as the trailer itself, it didn’t seem very strong for an announcement trailer but maybe they just don’t want to blow their wad fully until E3. As of right now it seems it was just kind of a big build up for nothing.

Comment by Lotus 111s on 2010-04-13 19:40:29 | Reply

Looks like i will be blowing the dust of the ol’ 360 on April 8th…..Maybe

Comment by Fanappy on 2010-04-14 00:40:27 | Reply

Thanks For the mention! IGN also have an article where they have also announced that another weapon on top of the double barrelled shotgun will be the “pendulum lancer which was the precursor of the chainsaw lancer, it kicks like a mule when you fire it but leaves for some sick executions” it was shown in the intro video for GoW2

Comment by charlie on 2010-04-14 12:06:15 | Reply

looks awsome, but its upsetting music sorta puts me off….

Did you not see the ‘Mad World’ ad campaign for Gears 2?

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