Gears of War 3 getting Mad Catz gear

Peripheral maker producing controllers, headsets, other accessories for release alongside Epic Games' anticipated shooter this holiday season.

Later this year, Epic Games' Gears of War will turn once more, and players will have brand-new ways to turn them. Mad Catz today announced that it will be producing a full line of Gears of War 3 accessories to go on sale alongside the Xbox 360 third-person shooter later this year.

Next up: Mad Catz-branded power armor.

The peripheral maker's agreement with Epic calls for a range of officially branded accessories, including controllers, headphones, and other peripherals. Mad Catz has provided similar products for the previous two Gears of War games, including faceplates, console skins, and a hard case for transporting the Xbox 360 system itself. Last year it produced a line of accessories for the launch of another anticipated shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops, which included military-themed controllers and branded Gunnar Optiks gaming glasses.

According to Epic Games and Microsoft, Gears of War 3 will offer an apocalyptic finale to the series. At the outset of the game, the last human city has been obliterated, with Marcus Fenix trying to protect the remaining humans from the Locust as well as a new threat, the mutating Lambeth. In a franchise first, it will also allow four players to cooperatively tackle the campaign mode.

For more on Gears of War 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Amaster2
Amaster2

I'm pretty sure that its the Lambent not the Lambeth . . .

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

I know that the Black Ops controller was pretty good, If I break that before GoWs release date then I may look into Madcatz's offerings.

mordecaijr
mordecaijr

thank you gaming industry for delaying this now i can finally save up for my rollerskates =D thx guys this will help me a lot

toritofine
toritofine

i had never heard of mad catz to be honest, but i've been reading the comments... apparently, i'm not missing much

Hunterjuggz
Hunterjuggz

Think I'll go about my buisness as usual, if I need a new pad at the time of release, then maybe. I don't think it'll make much difference, grubs will be decimated either way..

Marky360
Marky360

@TheTHCGamer I have to disagree I feel a control pad offers up a better experience then a Fight stick. I've been playing fighters for years and I've always preferred a controller over a fightstick. Even in arcades they would allow you to hook up a PS2 pad to a arcade cabinet to play Tekken and I would always opt for the controller.

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

Well Last I checked Gears 3 has been moved back to November (hence the Q4 2011) So i"ll go with November 15th. Video is SICK.. Game franchise is SICK.. The books are SICK.. "Can't wait to smash heads"

lilflex1
lilflex1

after seeing this i know bulletstorms gonna get pre-ordered for this beta

3Z3K13L08
3Z3K13L08

If the release a controller that's as good at the Black Ops one I'll be happy.

DEATH775
DEATH775

Is coming out in April, man I hope this isn't the last in the series.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

A Gears Of War 3 release date would be nice instead of the cheesy Mad Catz crap.

KuRf
KuRf

2011...the year I will spend money on things that I can't eat...

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@greatgamer0036 As TheTHCGamer said, you can adapt to an extent but you can't beat a fightstick for precision. The PS3 pad is better then the 360 d-pad but that's not saying much. It doesn't matter too much on Tekken or Soul Calibur but on Mortal Kombat and Streetfighter where the games are D-pad heavy the fightsticks far more practical overall. You shoulkd give a fightstick a go if you haven't, you see the differance it makes of SF4

DKant
DKant

"Later this year, Epic Games' Gears of War will turn once more, and players will have brand-new ways to turn them" That's probably a new low. :)

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

On a side note your giving us this info gamespot but you arent providing any pictures whats up with that? It all seems kinda pointless telling us about this without whosing us what madcatz is making.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

@greatgamer0036 thats why most tournament level players use an arcade stick right. I personally play fighting games on my PS3 because i prefer the controller over the 360 but if someone offered me an arcade stick id way rather be using that instead. Fighting games were mades with an arcades stick in mind so theyll always be superior. When fighthing game developers are making fighting games what do you think there using to test the games a control pad? Now im not saying you cant do well without an arcade stick but what i am saying is youll do better with an arcade stick in the long run.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Madcatz is trash. The only reason the fightsticks were good was because they used parts from established japanese vendors (Sanwa) and brought in outside resources to help design the stick.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Mad Catz flimsy cheap products shouldn't be in the same sentence of Gears of war 3

greatgamer0036
greatgamer0036

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greatgamer0036
greatgamer0036

to @MEDzZ3RO, i don't think a fighting stick is a must, i'm a fighting games fan, i have a xbox 360, and have various fighting games, including both street fighters and i can say the joystick isn't a great one for fighting games, but it is not a matter of equipment, it is a matter of adapt

Jim60360
Jim60360

Mad catz? No thanks, official merchandise all the way.

sammoth
sammoth

@coldsauce09 No Noob Sauce Madcatz makes terrible products and always have. Cheaply made and don't last. As far as Arcade sticks I went with a Hori thats is way more durable. Putting a GOW tag on a product that I know is crap isnt going to make me or anyone else who knows how crappy the product is buy it.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@discipleofsin Loads of people bought them, especially fighter fans because the PS3 D-pad isn't up to the job and the 360 one is even worse. To play Street Fighter you need a fightstick it's a must.

Korny_boy
Korny_boy

Gears is one of the best co-op and online game around, it's worth paying online for and at least the money you pay for online is used to keep it running well

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

this is what I cant wait for, none of that Zombie Co-op crap or the disappointing spec ops modes, proper co-op campaign, just like Halo, that's why I love the 360, proper co-op campaigns. Cant wait

coldsauce09
coldsauce09

hey noobs Madcatz is actually good in arcade sticks thats all i know

Demonicstriker
Demonicstriker

For anyone who doesnt know Madcatz owns tritton headset which is one of the leading gaming headsets on the market I personaly own a set and may buy another depending on what the gears ones look like.

Flint247
Flint247

I don't care for Mad Catz. Their products are cheap and faulty.

The36
The36

No offense, but I'm thinking I can make do just fine with my current "peripherals". Not to mention that if I wanted to talk through a Gears wireless headset I would have to put everything down and hold two fingers to one ear, assuming they want authenticity.

sambo2011
sambo2011

looking forward to gears of war so much

Prophecy001
Prophecy001

MadCatz and Gears... I'm guessing not an exclusive agreement, otherwise Microsoft would be all over that. They'll probably release their own line of Gears stuff much like they have in the past.

knives2
knives2

"Gears of War 3 getting Mad Catz gear" Well that's unfortunate.

zinc123
zinc123

wtf? who buys Madcatz that crap sucks

Antor1
Antor1

How is Mad Catz still in business!? Does anyone honestly believe their products are worth buying?

method115
method115

@steelmouth I'm with ya. When I saw a 52" HDTV with Gears of War I was in awe. Not long after I got an HDTV then a 360 and my first game was gears of war.

advanracer
advanracer

Aw sad how Microsoft Didn't provide and exclusive "Gear" for Gears 3. Madcats?! geez. I'll just stick to the Stock Microsoft Controller. Wired even. Hahahha. Hopefully the delay's worth the wait. As long as the COGs move as fast as in Gears 1 and absolutely without the T.otally U.seless "downgrades" as in Gears 2. Nothing like Epic cheeping out on ammo during those so called "Title Updates". yeah. a real update there.

steelmouth
steelmouth

i love gears i trully trully do,its the reason i upgraded my ps2 to x360 (every thing else was a bonus) but all this accessories things i dont know they are usually over priced, i have been eyeing the solid snake mp3/head set for months and the price still ant go down

TheFluffyPanda
TheFluffyPanda

This seems like a desperate last minute cry for some more money... come on, you can do better than this... Don't degrade yourself like this Epic, come on...

focus0894
focus0894

I'd say Gears is in the top 20 best games ever made. But it's also in the top 5 most memorable games this gen.

sammoth
sammoth

Mad Catz is Garbage.

StraferBiz
StraferBiz

Carmen......Dies......Again.....

discipleofsin
discipleofsin

@MEDzZ3RO @coaltango okay I stand corrected they made one piece of equipment that twelve people purchased that isn't junk ... thanks for correcting me

jsrco
jsrco

I have never seen a Mad Catz product work as intended for myself, friends, or customers when I worked at EB Games. But hey, someone is buying them.

mammoth92
mammoth92

I'm not sure I can face the "lambeth"!

rhysthepriest
rhysthepriest

I have never been a fan of Mad Catz. I hope that Microsoft and Epic back them up with enough money to make sure the controllers work.

madg23
madg23

those damn damn lambeth........

chainsawscourge
chainsawscourge

@shadow8585 dont start a console war here will ya and yea gears is one of the best games ever...

shadow8585
shadow8585

LETS GOO. This is why we game on X360 and dont hack and steal and cheat on the PS3