Gears of War 3 gold

Series design director Cliff Bleszinski confirms that development has wrapped on Epic Games' latest Xbox 360-exclusive third-person shooter.

The original Gears of War trilogy is finally finished. Series design director Cliff Bleszinski today posted an update to his Twitter account confirming that Gears of War 3 has gone gold in advance of its September 20 launch date.

Epic is Gear-ing up for the game's launch.

The news was accompanied by a picture of a cake to mark the occasion. The cake, designed to look like the Gears of War 3-branded Xbox 360 hardware, contained a congratulatory message in icing celebrating the game's completion.

Originally pegged to debut in April, Gears of War 3 begins with the last human city having been obliterated and series hero Marcus Fenix trying to protect the remaining humans from the Locust horde as well as from the newer, deadlier foe, the mutating Lambent.

Gears of War 3 will be available in three versions this September: standard ($60), Limited ($80), and Epic ($150). The centerpiece of this year's $150 Gears of War 3 Epic Edition will be a limited-run Marcus Fenix statue.

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

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mistaicyfresh11
mistaicyfresh11

Im happy they brought female characters in this game,support the badass girls who love to fight,and play games like my sister,and girlfriends. You know girls are fighting in the war,and you dont see girls in call of duty -___- plus girls in gears are smaller then guys,so its harder to hame athe them,for head popping =]

mistaicyfresh11
mistaicyfresh11

My pre-orders: 1)Gears of war 3:Epic Edition 2)Gears of war 3:limited edition console 3)Battlefield 3 4)Uncharted 3:Drakes Deception 5)Modern warfare 3 6)saints row 3 7)Mass Effect 3 8)Dead Island

mistaicyfresh11
mistaicyfresh11

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kokonut1971
kokonut1971

Hey, CLiFFY B how about porting the rest of the game to PC so i dont feel ripped off!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Although Gears 3 brings the curtain down on the trilogy, it does not mean the end of the Gears universe. Cant Wait for this.

LOXO7
LOXO7

Women characters on the front line doesn't make this game more realistic. I wonder what these soldiers eat to stay that big?

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

As much as I don't like the Multiplayer. Just could never get into it. I don't think we were ment for each other but, I am excited to see how this ends. I loved Gears story and GoW 1 is still my favorite 360 game to this day.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Really... last year was a good one for gaming, but this year brought so many awesome stuff in all platforms. My bank account is beginning to ask for mercy...

wolfbm
wolfbm

Something i have been noticing on these pages more and more around the web has me a bit riled. People being sexist about women being added to the GOW roster. We have been playing an all male GOW for a while and theres been no problem but the moment they hand Alexis a lancer...blasphemy!!! Come on people.... us guys aren't the only ones who game we need to suck it up and be more open to female characters and even female protagonists. I saw on one site some idiot saying about women shouldn't be on the front line. Well im pro equality (hell after these many years this shouldnt need to be a fight) but besides that; for this game setting, for instance, the human race is being destroyed and we are vastly outnumbered so we have to constantly fight. Wouldnt you WANT every able bodied man AND woman to fight the war? Rather than handicap yourself with the "no girls allowed" policy? We as men need to be real MEN and stop this petty "women belong in the kitchen" BS and realize (as im sure most of you did in teens) that women make things more fun and to be honest without my wife I would be lost without them. Thumbs down me if you wish but you know im right.

felipe_k3
felipe_k3

too many great games O_O I'll have to wait a bit before I get this... already got ace combat 7 preordered with batman Arkham City CE and completely forgot about it =S

legendarySOBHAN
legendarySOBHAN

I have already pre-ordered the limited one,i hope i waited for the epic one

steelmouth
steelmouth

@warhawk-geeby thank you for understanding,and am not talking about ladies of the night @advanracer lol not braggin,just stating my situation, 360/Gears bungle or go out on a date

steelmouth
steelmouth

lol guys its tough being broke while you got money put aside for somthing thats a month away, but yah am keep ma hands off that money untill i get that 360/Gears bundle its the only reason i havent bought the 360 sooner @Master_Turismo @StJimmy15

AiGeeEn1
AiGeeEn1

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Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

@steelmouth - Yeah . . . Good luck there buddy . . . erm . . . I think . . . Besides that can't wait to have my mind blown once again Epic Games. got my pre-ordered in the Epic Edition.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

To be fair to Steelmouth them ladies are damn expensive to look after.. unless he's referring to ladies of the night - in which case I'd have no idea :P

icecoldkilla78
icecoldkilla78

@gusnirdo "gone gold" means that they have started making the actual copies of the games to sell.

advanracer
advanracer

steelmouth Yeah.Uh.Huh.Right. Way to brag about your "life achievements" in Gamespot. . Just stick the topic of Video Games. That's the reason why you're here in the First Place.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@steelmouth blow the money on chics huh? Excuse me while I go laugh my @$$ off. That being said, 4 player co-op FTW!!!

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@DBZKING1234 You can actually dislike G.O.W (Tastes). What is actually impossible is to deny that it is a very good game... does not matter how much all those fanboys try it by coming here, a post of a game they dislike, and begin to spam their (generally) misguided statements.

CTR360
CTR360

finally i cant wait for september 20

steelmouth
steelmouth

were the 360/Gears bungle at i have been saveing cash for that,and i wann get it before i blow the money on chics

steelmouth
steelmouth

oh yeah summer is here,bring it on but first ex:human

benboz
benboz

I'm getting this and the limited edition gears of war 3 xbox 360 console. Can't wait.

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

@SynthfreaK Nice definition you did there....as for the girlfriend thing....LMAO!! I must say i am happy this game will be released on time though, fans of the 1st 2 have a reason to smile!!

SynthfreaK
SynthfreaK

@gusnirdo Gone Gold means the game is ready for the manufacturing phase...then the data will be turned into the actual software/product you buy in the store. In other words Gears of War 3 is finally done being polish and will be ready to ship on time with no chance of being delayed past the release date which is great news for my girlfriend (she only plays G.O.W. 2 which drives me crazy).

gusnirdo
gusnirdo

what is GONE GOLD in games?

gusnirdo
gusnirdo

@phillkillv2 DUDE, this is into the 3 best games of the year... are u going to buy only 2 games then? i think u should buy it.

advanracer
advanracer

THA-TODD-BEAST :: Hence the "reason" why you're whining in a Gears of War 3 page. Because... Epic won't make it for your "PC". OF course you're a PC Gamer.. that's why Your Latest Review in your page is Goldeneye 007 for the "Wii". Real Slick.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Should I buy this ? I have alot of other games on my agenda.

LoveSack
LoveSack

@AvnKnight 1. rubbish joke 2. check the screenshots or videos before posting

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

Wheres the version that comes with a box of colored pencils? cause it looks like they forgot all the color.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

@Solidty Guess I just didn't understand the argument. It was only $400 if you wanted to pay for the higher end model. The fact there were cheaper models meant it didn't have to be so pricey...

Jim60360
Jim60360

@OJdaLIONKing Gears 3 isn't going to be as grey and dull as 1 & 2. Old town alone had more colour in than the first two put together!

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

Starring Old Spice Guy and Ice T? Sign me up!!!!

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

I'm Miss Seriously 2.0!!!!! YAY!!!!!! I finally got SERIOUSLY 2.0 Achievement!!!! OMG!!! my hands are hurting right now!!!

THA-TODD-BEAST
THA-TODD-BEAST

@advanracer Frustrated Wii player? LOL! I'm a PC gamer, slick.

TheRooster31
TheRooster31

Developers had so much time, to create, polish and redefined GOW 3! Please don´t let us Down!!!! The Fans!!!

JohnIndigo
JohnIndigo

I love it when a game is done a good distance away from it's release date. Hopefully they'll spend that time to look for bugs and eliminate them fast.

DBZKING1234
DBZKING1234

@Jim60360 Great defense. They're all fanboys, obviously it's simply impossible to dislike Gear of War.

Henninger
Henninger

I already know their gonna come out with a version that has all of the dlc so i'll wait 4 that. I have plenty of other options 2 choose from in the months of Sept.-Dec.

Eric_P
Eric_P

WOW !!!! It's gonna be hell of a ride and I think I'll spend the extra bucks to get the console too !!! Can't wait...

pisoni94
pisoni94

this is so freaking epic like you wouldnt believe it

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

The solution to the MW3 vs BF3 fanboy war is to just be playing Gears 3 while the whole thing blows over. NOTEVENMAD

Gronush
Gronush

@PumpkinBoogie Gears of War isn't an fps

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

1 month...1 more month...i need it!!! ='(

AiGeeEn1
AiGeeEn1

Printul_Noptii :: They're not gona make it for PC. You've been saying the same thing for 2 weeks in a row on every new Gears 3 article. "Thumb Junkie"