#E3: Gears of Wars 3 Facts
“Gears of War 3” is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War 3” plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival and brotherhood.
In “Gears of War 3,” players fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city in “Gears of War 2,” the war against the Locust rages on, but a new enemy has emerged.
Deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat, the Lambent, is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they take up their Lancers to make one last push that will ultimately decide the fate of humanity.
The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 13 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times best-selling novels, an upcoming film and more.
· Enthralling cinematic story. Experience the epic finale to the “Gears of War” trilogy and fight alongside Delta Squad to rescue humanity. Play solo or with up to three friends cooperatively through the campaign on Xbox LIVE, and discover the fate of Marcus and his surviving comrades in this immersive and emotionally charged story.1
· Unparalleled gameplay. “Gears of War 3” builds upon the series’ genre-defining third-person shooter gameplay and captivates players in an intimately intense action game. The latest chapter in the saga introduces new playable male and female COG characters and fresh challenges with ferocious new enemies.
· Explosive multiplayer action. One of the definitive multiplayer experiences on Xbox LIVE, “Gears of War 3” features new cooperative and competitive multiplayer experiences for veteran players and rookies alike.2
– Four Player Campaign Co- op. Featuring multiple playable characters, including female Gears, the introduction of the four player cooperative campaign mode brings Delta Squad to life. Players and their buddies can fight as brothers-in-arms against the monstrous Locust and Lambent threats in a desperate bid to save humanity.
- Introducing a new five player cooperative multiplayer experience in the “Gears” saga, Beast mode lets players assume the role of the Locust army, taking on waves of humans (including Marcus, Dom and the rest of Delta Squad). With up to four friends on Xbox LIVE, the goal is to wipe out the ground walkers who advance with increasing strength and ruthless force.
– Horde mode. Evolving the cooperative multiplayer mode pioneered in the previous title, Horde in “Gears of War 3” will feature more gameplay upgrades and distinct new challenges as players work together to take on wave after wave of Locust enemies.
– Competitive multiplayer. Powered by dedicated servers, the award-winning multiplayer experience continues with new maps and game types like Team Deathmatch, Capture the Leader and King of the Hill, bringing the competition to a whole new level.
· Amazing visuals. “Gears of War 3” pushes the envelope for stunning visuals on Xbox 360. Through the latest advances in Unreal Engine 3 technology, the game delivers improved graphics, animation and lighting that immerse players in the destroyed beauty of the rich environments.