More Gears of War 3 Details Arise

Last week, screens from a Russian magazine popped up on the web, and some rough translation of those pages led to some speculation of new features in Gears of War 3.

In the newest issue of Game Informer magazine though, a lot of the translated details have been confirmed and some more new ones have popped up.  Here are all the details in bulleted form, because everyone loves an organized bulleted list

  • 4-player co-op
  • New characters: Jace Stratton and Anya Stroud
  • Weapons can be traded between players and computer characters
  • New Hammerburst
  • Sawed-off shotgun
  • One-shot rifle
  • Digger-Launcher. New weapon that shoots living creatures that crawl underground and kill enemies from below
  • New enemy: Lambent
  • New Locust enemy: Drudge - grow limbs when attacked, and will run at you and potentially explode near you when they're about to die
  • New Locust enemy: Grenadier
  • Locusts now have a large catapult to reign terror on their enemies with
  • Mech suit: Silverback - Equipped with a rocket launcher and chain gun. Can be deployed as cover as well, with the weapons available for stationary use
  • Arcade Mode with scoring system.  Also allows fun tweaks like gravity, big-head mode etc
  • New multiplayer map called Overpass.  A thrashball field in Jacinto
  • A multi-turret that allows a player to attach their weapon to it, and then is able to shoot in four directions at once
  • Many new brutal executions
  • The motivations and mystery of Adam Fenix will be revealed

That's a good deal of information about the game, and there's much to be excited about.  It sounds like the jump to the third game will be a much larger on than the first to the second.  Bigger, better, even more badass anyone?

Gears of War 3 emerges April 5, 2011 on the Xbox 360

Source - IGN

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