Gears of War 3 signs on Old Spice actor

Comic-Con 2011: Epic developers add Isaiah Mustafa to the shooter's cast and confirm OG Slick is handling the in-game graffiti art; then American Chopper's Paul Jr. stops by for a cameo.

Who Was There: Executive producer Rod Fergusson and creative director Cliff Bleszinski make up the panel, with a guest appearance by Paul Jr. from the show American Chopper.

Gears 3 Dream Team.

What They Talked About: Fergusson and Bleszinski began the panel by talking about how Gears of War 3 is a more personal story this time around, not only for the characters but also for them, as both developers lost their fathers at a young age. In the final installment of the trilogy, we'll find out about how the war against the Locust will end, as well as learn more about Marcus Fenix and the relationship with his father. It will be Epic's biggest campaign yet, with four-player cooperative play on top of several multiplayer modes, Horde mode, and Beast mode.

Epic Games has a close connection with its community by being active on Twitter and visiting the forums, taking in feedback, and analyzing how players play. Fergusson stressed how much he wanted to make this the most accessible and approachable game in the series for anyone to jump in and play. Each player can choose his or her own difficulty level when playing through the campaign so that no one should feel overwhelmed. He announced that there will be a casual area in the online multiplayer for those who do not have any achievements from the previous two games. Only players who do not have any prior Gears experience can enter this area to get a feel for the game, and they will also have aim assist. Bleszinski described it as "reverse VIP."

Next, the panel announced that Isaiah Mustafa--known for his manly man Old Spice commercials--will be joining the cast, voicing one of the COG Gears. Bringing on even more talent, Epic approached renowned graffiti artist OG Slick to make his mark in certain parts of the game.

They also talked about how Epic now has control as to what weapons players can spawn with, so torque bow tag is an option for special events.

Now look at me.

At the end of the panel, Paul Jr. from the reality TV show American Chopper made an appearance to announce that he has designed a Gears of War bike and will build another one for a lucky winner. The contest is part of a Gears of War Best Buy online sweepstakes.

Quote: "The cast just keeps getting sexier and sexier."--Cliff Bleszinski commenting on the Isaiah Mustafa announcement.

Takeaway: It shouldn't be a total surprise by now, but Gears of War 3 definitely looks to be the biggest Gears yet.

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40 comments
kenthuss
kenthuss

The Game Of The Year Will release In September

regix416_basic
regix416_basic

Oh yeah... this is going to be good! I love the idea of GOW3 coming in September. It's HIGH on my wish list! ^_^ I do wonder what Epic will do with Gears AFTER 3 is over? They've already said they want to milk the series for all it's worth, so here's hoping 3 won''t be the last.

Hatemachine25
Hatemachine25

When they begin to mention that BALL cleaner thing and using one of the locust like Billy mays to sell it I think I could die happy knowing humanity FINALLY lightened the F*ck up for a change. Otherwise, neato? whatever works I guess, don't really see this as news worthy, but at 2:30am I guess it really doesn't matter.

RonTorque
RonTorque

@Sophia: Well, that's a relief. I knew Michael Cough was back for Clayton but the picture with Clayton right next to Isaiah made me doubt.

Joser15
Joser15

I think everybody is misconstruing what they are reading, As awesome as Isaiah may be he isn't carmine underneath his picture it clearly says COG Gear and 2nd of all if u look at the GEAR next to his picture he doesn't have the tattoo on his right arm of his fallen brothers. BTW i thought there was 4 Carmines where is the last one?

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

GOW just went from epic levels of win to swan dive levels of win - sufficiently more impressive.

Sophia
Sophia

@RonTorque @Dr_McTeabag - No he's a COG gear, Clayton is voiced by the same actor of all the other Carmines.

dromeo
dromeo

carmine is now officially diamonds lmao

Frostimus
Frostimus

The female COGs will go nuts :P

Dr_McTeabag
Dr_McTeabag

Wait, he's going to be Carmine? Look at the picture! lolz! He better have a super sexy death. Like, banging 3 women at once when the nuke goes off or something. "I'll stay here and arm the bomb, and have my way with these three incredible ladies. Ladies? Shall we?" And so ends the carmine lineage.

Dr_McTeabag
Dr_McTeabag

Soooo they create an area for casuals with aim assist, and then when they finally graduate into the "big leagues" they take away aim assist. I can only imagine how much worse they will get raped. Seems counter-intuitive. I'm not complaining as it seems like it will not affect me at all and it may help someone else, but it could really mess with people and the pace they learn to aim.

TxtBin
TxtBin

Loved Gears and Gears 2 but we all know that by today's standards they were both somewhat linear - let's hope Gears 3 will break that and introduce more cool stuff

daabulls23
daabulls23

This has turned my world upside down. SWAN DIVE!!!!

RonTorque
RonTorque

I hope he doesn't replace Carmine.

Blitzkrieg63
Blitzkrieg63

I see everyone arguing over what games are better, on every page... but there is one we can all agree on... ^

-HaloHitman-
-HaloHitman-

This game just got better, I only hope I get free Old Spice when I pick up the game :P

Linkari
Linkari

"Anything is possible when you smell like a COG Gear and not a lady."

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

"Look at your game. Now back at mine. Sadly, your game isn't mine, but if you trade it in for Gears of War 3, it will be mine"

NightRain
NightRain

"Look at your man. Now back to me. Now back at your man. Now back to me!"

hystavito
hystavito

"The cast just keeps getting sexier and sexier." I can't be the only one who finds "sexy" totally out of place in a Gears of War context :). I'm thinking gritty, tough, scarred, battle hardened, not sexy male model types heh.

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

Wow. They are going all out with this game. I like!

UnivAdvTech
UnivAdvTech

LOL that sounds amazing! Go Cliffy B

AlmightyMax
AlmightyMax

the ad campaign possibilities are endless...

Taix34
Taix34

I wonder if we can swan dive Now :D

blackace
blackace

Automatic pre-order. This is going to be Epic.

Sayed101
Sayed101

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jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

@robertwarnes91 lol Gears 3 is gonna be awesome.

Zeo-EX
Zeo-EX

This is game is now diamonds

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

Hello ladies, look at the locust, now back to me, now back at the locust, now back to me. Sadly its head is gone. But if I stopped using my Lance, my head would be on the floor instead of his..

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

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hybrid7seven7
hybrid7seven7

omg so much win. bender, ice-t, and the old spice guy! also: I'm on a brumak