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Gears of War 3 release date announced

Gears of War 3 release date announced

Gears of War 3 will now see a September 2011 release, according to Epic and Microsoft.

Epic and Microsoft have finally announced a firm release date for Gears of War 3, setting the European and American launch date as September 20, 2011.

The release date was tweeted by Microsoft's Graeme Boyd, then immediately confirmed by an official announcement.

Japan, meanwhile, will see a two-day delay, getting Gears of War 3 on 22nd September.

Gears of War was delayed from the original April 2011 release date back in October last year, though Epic and Microsoft said that the delay was not at all related to quality concerns or problems with the development. Rather, it seems that Microsoft just had a different launch window in mind.

Gears of War 3 will continue the story of Marcus, Baird, Dom and Co. versus the Locust invasion, with major new additions being four-player campaign co-op, new multiplayer modes and dedicated multiplayer servers.

It's an Xbox 360 exclusive, naturally.

Check out our review of Gears of War 2 for more information on the series, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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liratheal 23rd February 2011, 15:43 Quote
European and American 22nd, Japan two days later on the 22nd?

Did someone get struck with a bit of GoW3 excitement when stabbing numbers? :p

Looking forward to the game!
CardJoe 23rd February 2011, 15:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by liratheal
European and American 22nd, Japan two days later on the 22nd?

Did someone get struck with a bit of GoW3 excitement when stabbing numbers? :p

Looking forward to the game!

Whoops! Fixed!
Dogbert666 23rd February 2011, 16:08 Quote
The 360 lineup this year is dreadful.
Unknownsock 23rd February 2011, 16:14 Quote
I want my pc versions!
chelseascum 23rd February 2011, 16:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dogbert666
The 360 lineup this year is dreadful.

Gears, Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, Forza, Batman, From Dust....

Yes, awful.
Pete J 23rd February 2011, 17:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unknownsock
I want my pc versions!

Damn. Fudging. Straight.
wuyanxu 23rd February 2011, 17:37 Quote
Epic fail will probably never port Gears series to PC, they are far too entrenched in console to care for PC. :(

generic brown shooter sequels...... only dumb console crowd buy into this kind of mass marketing.
rollo 23rd February 2011, 17:44 Quote
Think he means exclusives

Just gears and forza of your entire list Rest are cross platform
chelseascum 23rd February 2011, 18:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
Think he means exclusives

Just gears and forza of your entire list Rest are cross platform

So long as I can play them, I could care less whether they're exclusive or not.
Sheiken 23rd February 2011, 18:37 Quote
I ****ING LOVE GEARS OF WAR!! BRING IT!
wafflesomd 23rd February 2011, 19:20 Quote
Get it on PC and I'll buy it no question.

Otherwise, lost sale.
Pete J 23rd February 2011, 20:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
generic brown shooter sequels...... only dumb console crowd buy into this kind of mass marketing.
GoW was a very brown coloured shooter, but it was a damn fun very brown shooter! Coop mode is effing sweet.

I have no idea why they're not bringing 2 and 3 to PC. My taste in games seems to be (IMHO) representative of a lot of people, so I would've thought they'd make some money out of it. Maybe Microsoft are being rubbish and trying to force people to buy the Xbox? I'll tell you right now: that's NOT going to happen.
Doctor Hades 23rd February 2011, 21:04 Quote
I'm looking forward to Gears 3, although certainly not for the online multiplayer as that isn't my cup o' tea at all. I have to agree though with the earlier comment about the Xbox 360's poor exclusive releases for this year... Gears of War 3, Forza Motorsport 4 and... erm... that's it, isn't it? Compared with the PS3, it's like Microsoft either think people buy their console for multiformat releases or their god-awful Wii-too kiddie-Kinect titles. In fact, aren't most of the real Xbox 360 exclusives Kinect games...? Yuck!
feathers 23rd February 2011, 23:47 Quote
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feathers 23rd February 2011, 23:48 Quote
What I mean is... I liked gears of war when it was released on PC. I don't have a console so I guess I won't be playing it.
Eiffie 23rd February 2011, 23:52 Quote
QUICK, FIND SOME CHEST HIGH WALLS TO HIDE BEHIND BEFORE THE BAD GUYS SHOOT US!!!
johnnyboy700 24th February 2011, 11:17 Quote
Re GoW not coming to the PC, when GoW2 was in development they actually said that it would never be released for the PC as anyone who had a rig capable of playing the game would obviously pirate it anyway.

I wanted to say, up yours mate I won't be buying your bloody game but i enjoyed the original too much I bought it anyway and unfortunately I'll be buying this one as well.
wuyanxu 24th February 2011, 11:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by johnnyboy700
Re GoW not coming to the PC, when GoW2 was in development they actually said that it would never be released for the PC as anyone who had a rig capable of playing the game would obviously pirate it anyway.

typical fail comment from Epic fail developer.
wafflesomd 25th February 2011, 08:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Eiffie
QUICK, FIND SOME CHEST HIGH WALLS TO HIDE BEHIND BEFORE THE BAD GUYS SHOOT US!!!

The game.
[USRF]Obiwan 25th February 2011, 13:51 Quote
Waiting for:

Deus EX HR (looks awesome)
Portal 2
Diablo 3
Duke
RF Armageddon
The Witcher 2
The Elder Scrolls V 5
Mass Effect 3
Homefront
Battlefield 3
SW Old Replubic
Crysis 2
Max Payne 3
Dead space 2
From dust
Hunted demon force
Brink
Bulletstorm
Rage
Darkspore
Torchlight 2
Testdrive unlimited
Spec ops the line
ghost recon super soldier
Batman Arkam city
Metal gear solid rising
Dragon age 2
Hitman 5



What do people mean with 'pc gaming is dead' ?

This year will be great for PC gaming :)


Ok back to playing Fear 3...
popcornuk1983 25th February 2011, 14:35 Quote
Is anyone really excited for Gears3? Enjoyed the first one very much. Gears2 was ok. But meh, I'm just not excited about this one.

+1 to Obiwan, The PC lineup this year is amazing.
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