Cliff Bleszinski unveiling new game next Thursday on Jimmy Fallon

Late Night host tweets that gamers should "Set your TiVos! And your Xboxes" for unveiling of Epic Games design director's next project.

Unlike previous hosts of NBC's Late Night, Jimmy Fallon has embraced technology and gaming wholeheartedly. He has had Brutal Legend creator Tim Schafer on as a guest and even brought Kudo Tsunoda on to demonstrate Microsoft's motion-sensing system, Project Natal.

Calm down, big fella! Bleszinski's announcement is just a week away.

Given its history, it's not that surprising that Fallon's show is being used as the venue for a major game announcement. Last night, Fallon Twittered the following: "Game designer Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) debuts his new game on Late Night next Thur. Set your TiVos! And your Xboxes."

What could the game be? The obvious suspect is Gears of War 3, which has not been officially announced but has been heavily hinted at. As of May 2009, its predecessor had sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and the second chapter's ending laid the foundation for a follow-up.

A fainter possibility is that Bleszinski will unveil the still-unnamed game from Epic's Polish subsidiary People Can Fly, which he is offering creative input on. Electronic Arts recently slated the game to ship during the first quarter of 2011, but little has been heard about the project since EA Partners announced a publishing deal with Epic in 2008. People Can Fly's previous work includes the horror first-person shooter Painkiller, but Bleszinski has explicitly said his next title would not be a horror game.

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chillywilly21
chillywilly21

does any one know i could get some of the exclusive players on gow3 ......

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

bring on Gears 3 Cliff! anything lesser will be a let down.... fingers crossed

tbs76
tbs76

Oh well, looks like we have to wait till Monday for Cliffs unveiling. This better be good. Anything but a Gears of War 3 announcement and I will be pissed. Only thing I really want to see in Gears 3 is less lag. Sick and tired of wasting clip after ammo clip of lancer fire into some charging moron just to get taken out with one blast of the shotgun.

GOR_TAK
GOR_TAK

What I would love to see? A direct sequel to Unreal Championship 2 (the original XBOX game). One of the most original, unique and underrated video games ever. A beautifully violent gravity defying ballet of "gun-fu" and 3rd person melee madness. AND The only FPS to feature Raiden from Mortal Kombat!!!!

BatshtCrazy
BatshtCrazy

Id rather wield my shotty like a w-hore and kill people with skill rather than tag the walls in hopes i kill someone by luck. Or run for the mortar and the boomshot like a pusy a-s-s noob. Thats what cheap tactics are. For all i know the shotty is as personal and fair as it gets.

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

It's not GOW, it's new IP fighting game. It's called Epic vs. Bungie vs. Marvel vs. Capcom.

thorughfire
thorughfire

What can it be....Another Unreal Tournament or Gears Of War 3...Who knows.I personally would love to see Gears go on for 2 more games,Project Natal would be a sick addition to it.I always loved Unreal Tournament but to buy another,I wanna see major improvements.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

@cboyuno - Its cool you have a different opinion. Thing is I dont see shooting at someones feet with a shotgun the entire game more tactical. Also great sniping positions where its hard to get them out of their camp site. Strategic? Well if people actually talk it could be just as much as call of duty is if people work together. The thing is, people have to talk. And the 3rd person view helps in making decisions ahead of time since you can look around corners without even being close to the corner itself. Im looking forward to a better game with gears3 also. Im just curious to see what going to happen with the multi

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Nodashi The PS3 sales in Japan have always been better then the 360 over there. It has nothing to do with God of War 3, it has to do with the fact that Sony is a Japanese brand. God of War has nothing to do with the better sales of the PS3 over in Japan.

matt10897
matt10897

Batshtcrazy that is when some noobs get a shotgun cuz thats the only gun that they can kill with and shoot everything insight and use some really cheap tactics gets really bad in mw2

BatshtCrazy
BatshtCrazy

wtf is shotgun whoring? a term made by people that sucked in gears 1 probably

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

- EPIC & MidWay = Unreal Tournament series - EPIC & Microsoft = Gears Of War series - EPIC & EA = New IP (99.9999% possibility) lol :D

killeroo7
killeroo7

@ flyingdutchdog Yes im a blind ps3 nuthugger yet i don't own one.. i own a xbox 360. Yup nice one. My brother has a ps3 and compared on my samsung 7series 47' hdtv. Killzone2 blows gears of war 2 out of the park. Gameplay wise gears kills killzone2... never liked the gameplay or anything but the graphics are better then gow2. Also to guy who said god of war 3 doesn't look better then gears 2.... just stop. You are kidding yourself.

Nodashi
Nodashi

My bet is GoW3 PS3 is selling better than the Xbox 360 in japan, in big part because of God of War 3 (I just noticed BOTH games are GoW3 :P), so it's only natural that Microsoft release their war hounds, and the best exclusive they have to announce now is Gears 3.

aonekaraoke
aonekaraoke

Its not UT4 Bleszinski dosnt get to involved with UT.I recon it will be Unreal 3 to boost the flagging UT universe.

sean87
sean87

the poster who said that gears 2 stopped shotgun horring is a total noob and dont kno what he is talking about shotgun is what made gears 1 mp better and look at gears 2 laggy multiplayer and all people do is chainsaw chainsaw and chainsaw its really borring

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

An all new Unreal, 2 disc set: Disc1 = A completely new Unreal SP game Disc 2 = An all new UT MP component or (although unlikely) Gears 3 Or possibly, an unveil of the new 'People can Fly' IP. It has to be one of the above.

A_God_Within
A_God_Within

its more than likely GOW 3. i read up that a sneak peek trailer for GOW 3 will be out on April 8 which is the same day he is on the late night show. so who knows what it is.. might be GOW 3 might not... might even be a new edition to epic games. so who knows..and as for GOW 2.... only thing good about that game is the campaign and horde.. playin online sucks in my opinion.

Codesterz
Codesterz

I wish it would be Unreal Championship 3. That would be freakin awesome.

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

It's not GEOW 3 guys, it's a RPG game starring Hanna Montana...lol

flyingdutchdog
flyingdutchdog

killeroo7 perhaps it's you who are blind ... blind allegiance to a console does make one see things that just might not be there. I have both and personally speaking I think Gears 2 looks a tad better, but more important, it's just a better game all round.

Pugberto3122
Pugberto3122

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nubystubs
nubystubs

"Big gaming announement on late night show" Ha ha, CLASSIC april fools joke, guys LOL.

Who_Dat_Ninja
Who_Dat_Ninja

@ loky_diantro Mass Effect and Left for Dead are not exclusives.

Awfultruth
Awfultruth

Maybe they'll change every gun again and make it more noob friendly, Gears 1 Best game ever Gears 2 To many changes

xFL4WL3SSx
xFL4WL3SSx

I would think its Gears 3 but at the same time it ddnt say he has an announcment, it says hes gonna announce a new game which is different, but I hope its gears 3 its about time now cmon epic you better bring it with Gears 3 cuz Gears 2 sucked a** well mostly the multiplayer which is the big part of the game.

dj_pulserfan
dj_pulserfan

Boy the trolls sure are getting dumber by the second...>_>

chtgamer
chtgamer

i would like to see Unreal 3 - the Unreal 1 succesor (forget about Unreal 2 The awakening).

andalore
andalore

Heres hoping for planet of the dinosaurs

SGTiD1NG0
SGTiD1NG0

Gears of War 3 anyone? *cough*

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I'm down for anything Epic is bringing to the party.

strayfies
strayfies

This is too vague to be suspenseful. I think this story is more about what Fallon is up to in order to get more than channel-flippers for his show. If it is GoW3, I'd be worried that he doesn't consider it a horror. I like the franchise the way it is, i doubt it'll improve with that sort of change.

jimbob_1977
jimbob_1977

what about a follow up to shadow complex? i dunno, just a thought.

Sardinar
Sardinar

U-Unreal Engine... 4? ... Possibly?

SocialAnXieTy
SocialAnXieTy

I don't see how some people think that it won't be a GoW3 trailer.. GoW2 is a year and a half old at this point, it'd be about time for a new trailer. Besides, what else is Bleszinski known for anyway?

NishGuy
NishGuy

At this point Gears is like Lost to me. I kinda just wanna know how it ends and be done with it. Love em both, but It's about time for a wrap up.

Psycold
Psycold

no PC? Well F-you too Epic

BonsaiMet
BonsaiMet

@loky_diantro yeah but Gears and Halo both seem to get all the praise. The series gets hailed for being revolutionary and groundbreaking when there's nothing original to them at all.

nick280455
nick280455

cliff can u not screw up the muliplayer like in Gow2 there is too many matchmaking problems. the matchmaking system for Gow1 was the best.

dantefenix
dantefenix

if its a gears3 then it would be damn cool....gears 2 has better visuals than killzone2....but still both titles are an absolute blast...waiting for killzone3 and gears3

loky_diantro
loky_diantro

@BonsaiMet Xbox360 haves pretty good exclusives, sutch as Mass Effect and Left 4 Dead.

loky_diantro
loky_diantro

@killerroo7 I love GoW2, but you are right, Killzone 2 looks lots better.

tframp420
tframp420

@killeroo7 - I'm no fanboy, I have all 3 major consoles and a PC... I'm pretty sure Killzone2 (like most PS3 games) told you it had 1080p capabilities on the back of the box but really it runs in 720p if memory serves me correctly... God of War III is also guilty of this shameful act. ; )

killeroo7
killeroo7

@ XanderZane gow2 looked as good as killzone2... either you don't own a 1080p hdtv or are blind..my brother has a ps3 and killzone blows gears 2 away in terms of graphics

XanderZane
XanderZane

Gears 2 was great. Looked as good as Killzone 2. No doubt GoW3 will look better then both of those games. Can't wait to see what Cliffy has been working on all this time. If it is Gears 3 it'll definitely be exclusive again. We know it won't be a PS3 game, that's for sure. LOL!!

TJORLY
TJORLY

GOW2 multiplayer got one thing right. They stopped the shotgun whoring. Maybe if the third one has the first ones multiplayer, without the shotgun whoring and no lag, it'll be perfect. And whilst GOW3 would be a welcome announcement, I'd prefer a new game altogether.