Gears of War 3 landing Sep. 20

Microsoft announces simultaneous worldwide release for Epic Games' Xbox 360-exclusive shooter; no beta date yet.

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It may be one of the jewels in Microsoft's 2011 lineup, but Gears of War 3 has had a tumultuous time on the road to release. The game's unveiling was set to take place on chat show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon but was delayed, though not before the game's release date was reportedly leaked on Xbox Live. Shortly after the Late Night showing, Microsoft confirmed that the game would be landing in April 2011, but then had to renege on its initial promise and delay the game to a holiday 2011 release.

Lance a locust this September.

Today, Microsoft has announced a new worldwide release date for Gears of War 3 of September 20, 2011. This brings territories such as Japan, Australia, and Europe in line with the US, which was originally going to get the game first when it was slated for an April release date.

Microsoft has also named some of the maps and weapons that are due to appear in the game when it lands in September. There will be new multiplayer maps by the name of Trenches, Overpass, Mercy, Checkout, and Thrashball, as well as new weapons, including a bayonet charge, a retro lancer, a sawed-off shotgun, a one-shot, an incendiary grenade, and a digger launcher. Microsoft has also promised that more news on the multiplayer public beta will be released soon.

Gears of War 3's new release date places it just one week after another high-profile shooter--id's Rage. To find out more about Gears of War 3, including the game's new Beast mode, read GameSpot's ongoing coverage of the game.

Discussion

307 comments
ghostomg
ghostomg

@alexngwl i come to watch porn on gamespot gow3 is a awsum game no doubt

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

PCs are superior to consoles from the hardware point of view simply because new PC hardware comes out far more often than new console hardware. The consoles were released about 4-5 years ago and still have more or less the same hardware. The PC on the other hand, has seen loads of video cards and CPUs released for it during that time interval !!!

alexngwl
alexngwl

@ghostomg U think u like GoW3 u know abt games? i think u r still wearing diapers sucking nipples!

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

@diabloakaSAHA PC gaming will never die! As for Gears of War it was a great purchase and I am happy I got it. Although, I didn't particularly care about the MP. The SP was great and the graphics on my system really brought out the game. If Epic wants to be stupid and blame all PC gamers for piracy (when we know damn well that you can pirate games to consoles as well), then I will be happy not to purchase from them. Still, its a waste of a very good game on a system that can play it as it should be played. Which is obviously on the PC. Would have never purchased the thing for my 360...which turned out to be a good choice as the 360's hardware is a piece of sbeep and it keeps getting ugly red rings.

GallowJig
GallowJig

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OaklandRaiderz
OaklandRaiderz

pc gaming sucks? without computer gaming, consoles wouldn't even exist. and valve made Half Life, CS source and day of defeat which are arguably some of the best shooters ever...last decent title by epic games was unreal tournament 2004 and thats about it.

diabloakaSAHA
diabloakaSAHA

@vicsrealms Why? so that ppl can pirate the game to death?? They threw a bone to the PC gamers with gears1 by releasing it a year after the 360 and we all know how that turned out. If i can remember the multiplayer was dead within just a couple of months. I'll tell u this. The day blizzard and valve stop making games for the pc is the day pc gaming will DIE.

TTDog
TTDog

Beta has been dated, very early April.

LondonGamer986
LondonGamer986

Shut up about PC already, It's a 360 exclusive, don't see 360/PS3/Wii users whinging about PC exclusive games do you?

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

~sigh~ If only the developer would show some intelligence and put these games on the PC. Or at least a console that doesn't break every 6 months.

TheWickedEnd101
TheWickedEnd101

Cant wait to play Gears of war 3 and this time we know for sure the multiplayer wont be lagging terribly like Gears of war 2 did,GEARS FTW!

CaptainVictory
CaptainVictory

Can't wait for this! Gears of War has always been a breath of fresh air in a genre dominated by first person shooters.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

I'm going to carve the release date into my arm to never forget.

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

looking forward to the game and the beta

OleanderX
OleanderX

There are other ways to get into the beta without a copy of Bulletstorm. Lots of Beta info dropping this week, stay locked.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Gears 1 is superbly great (I admit)..... but Gears 2 story is kinda lame, it stuck with same old, same old scripts / concepts, the story or gameplay experince feels like somewhat de ja vu, there's nothing new there, Gears 2 is more like DLC than new sequel!! :? I just hope Gears 3 to be far far better than the previous sequel, with whole new concept & story!! ;)

gamer4ever2
gamer4ever2

well, quite everyone has a pc but not all pc's are suited to play games with high graphical standards! which means that not everyone has a gaming pc at home. That's why i stick with consoles most of the games.

gamer4ever2
gamer4ever2

not exactly worldwide, because in Germany the whole Gears of War series had been so far forbidden to be sold in the retail. Some politicians are still sticking with their anti-violent games attitude and even block the PEGI ratings which is a bad joke as the PEGI should be valid in all European countries. Anyway i will buy the UK version then.

RenoTurks
RenoTurks

We now have a date HURRAR! ^_^ Now... If only we had a time machine ¬_¬

racing1750
racing1750

@warhawk-geeby Yep. Two AAA franchises = epic ;)

ghostomg
ghostomg

@alexngwl if u dnt like gow3 u surely dnt knw abt games

deathsquad99
deathsquad99

After they refused to bring gears 2 to the PC I could care less. Gears 1 worked great on the pc I loved that game. But since Epic and Cliffy B decided to screw over the pc fanbase that made them the success they are today (i.e original Unreal Tournament / UT2004), I will never buy another game from Epic.

Gadeos
Gadeos

@im-a-roustabout Well, not everybody has a console. Consoles and Videogames are being ripped everyday, everywhere, and that's a shame, the same as music and movies. You can get a PC game online in a matter of a few hours, and its crack in minutes. Also, 360 games are very easy to find online and burn them to a double layer dvd... BUT, non of those are valid excuses to avoid publishing games for either console or, worst, for PC, because it's still profitable. The thing that games remain exclusive for the MS console and doesn't come out for PC (like almost every other game for 360) it's absurd. PC gaming experience is a blast.... Ok, I also own a 360.

blackace
blackace

I've already pre-ordered my copy. Pick up Bulletstorm which is a pretty awesome game in itself. I'll be joining the Gears 3 beta when it launches. There are other decent games coming like Forza 4, Steel Battalion and Kimgdoms. Hoping that Kinect Star Wars game comes out this year as well.

Ashmodai69
Ashmodai69

Jeez i cant wait for this, gears and mass effect are the reason i bought a 360

LondonGamer986
LondonGamer986

So, Is there going to be an open Beta for everyone?

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

It looked really solid at E3 so with all this extra time Gears 3 should a massive experience.... oh wait.... I don't have a 360! Grarghhhh @#$%%

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

About freaking time! I can't wait to get this game..throw us a bone here and give us the release date of the MP beta I paid $60 bucks for (joking Bulletstorm is a fun game :-P )

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@racing1750 pretty much summed up Microsoft's release list there for the year ;) hahaha.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Gears of War is the only franchise that makes me jealous of xbox owners.. Frickin love the games. Awesome. "Diiibs!" haha. Ahhh man. I can't wait to play this.. Just a shame it'l be round a mates house!

pokecharm
pokecharm

wow, glad they finally got a date out, but I don't think that's set in stone. I need to get through the first through games before getting this one, I think ;)

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

@JustPlainLucas So far, none. I'm counting on Gears 3 justifying the existence of the Xbox in my living room this year.

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

@ralphikari u suk its just a game stop being a baby and grow a pair

parthbagaria
parthbagaria

My list:Dragon Age 2, The Witcher 2, Crysis 2, Dungeon Siege 3, Gears of War 3, Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, Mass effect 3, Shogun 2, Batman Arkham City...and this is only for xbox/desktop. I have no idea what had happened if I had bought a ps3 as well

X-Robert
X-Robert

Well, the id vs. Epic showdown will rematch this September, totally get them both.

greenmagnuma
greenmagnuma

I wonder how their story ends, I really like this game.

alexngwl
alexngwl

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apolloooo
apolloooo

God spare my wallet... 2011 is wallet sucker :P

greyzhaze
greyzhaze

OMG! MS I hate you. I actually have to buy a 360 to play this game... when marketing and sales ploys corrupt PC gamers...

reeree746
reeree746

Everybody hold onto your butts!

manada
manada

this is torture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

play´d both gow, gonna try this one also. And BIG KUDOS for releasing the goty edition off gow2 on xboxlive, as the only ones!!!!