Can’t contain your excitement over Gears of War 3? Do you need something to whet your appetite because counting the days until April 5th ever since the game’s announcement has gotten tiresome? You are in luck, Gears fans, because a new tie-in novel is set for release the end of this month, on August 31st.

Titled Gears of War: Anvil Gate, the story picks up some time after the events of Gears of War 2, as Marcus and his team are trying to return to a state of normalcy after thinking the Horde destroyed. On the newly created island of Jacinto, the Gears team discovers that the Lambent are marching their way across the planet, forcing human and Horde to fight side by side to destroy their mutual enemy.

Gears of War Anvil Gate

If gamers want to attain a greater understanding of the events of Gears of War 3 then they should absolutely pick up this book, as it will enrich the experience. Epic Games Executive Producer Rod Fergusson had this to say.

“Anvil Gate is part of the fast-moving storyline between the second and third Gears games, so it’s essential reading for any fan who wants to fully understand the events of Gears of War 3 – the final game of the trilogy.”

The retail price for the book is $16.00, and it is being published by Del Ray Trade Paperback. Anvil Gate is penned by Karen Traviss, the author of the two previous best-selling Gears novels. If you are looking for one final book to zip through before heading back to school, then Anvil Gate is the one for you. And then, before you know it, you will be eviscerating some Lambent and toying around with the new beast mode.

Are you a fan of the previous two novels, Ranters? Or maybe are you planning on picking this book up to calm your anticipation? Let us know in the comments below.

Gears of War 3 releases for the Xbox 360 on April 5th, 2011.

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