Well known, and acclaimed science-fiction author, Karen Traviss with be penning the story for Gears of War 3.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the highly anticipated announcement trailer – released last week. Traviss, known for her Republic Commando series, as well as writing the Gears of War novels, has picked up the helm and will be bringing the trilogy to a close. Epic Games executive producer, Rod Fergusson, is pretty satisfied with the choice in author:

“We’ve always carefully integrated the books and the games, but now that Karen’s writing the game as well, the storyline is even more tightly woven. All the characters have a rich and troubled history, and the events between the second and third games plunge them into an even more desperate struggle to survive. The fourth book is essential reading for all Gearheads before they dive into the final game of the trilogy.”

I’ve heard nothing but good things about Karen Traviss’ writing and feel confident she’ll be able to create a much more in-depth experience for the third Gears title. There’s no doubt that the story in Gears 3 will need to reflect the desperation and struggle of the main characters – something that I wanted to see more of in the second game.

That said, there are plenty of people out there who really don’t care much about the story and just want to kill more locust soldiers – using a double-barreled shotgun.

But for those who do care, expect to see something a bit more than you did in Gears 2.

What are you hoping to see in the Gears of War 3 story? How do you feel about Traviss taking the helm for the third installment?

Gears of War 3 is scheduled for an April 8, 2011 release.

Source: Kotaku