Often viewed as “the most anticipated game of 2011”, Gears of War 3 is set to burst from its emergence hole on September 20th of 2011. I don’t drive a pickup truck, don’t chug beer out of a football helmet, and can spell my own name (on occasion) and guess what haters … I’m a huge Gears fan.. The Gears of War series gets a bad rap for being “another space marine game”, or “digital testosterone”, but I disagree. I’ve played the games, read the novels, and truly believe the Gears of War franchise is a rich and adult science fiction universe. But how does Gears 3 play you ask?
Just as we all prepare to smash some banshee faces this weekend comes the news that a new set of characters, weapons, and maps are coming to our beloved ME3 mutliplayer.
Whip it good
We knew from the previous challenge weekend that the Vorcha were headed to multiplayer, but in a surprising twist the fine folks at BioWare have announced that ex-Cerberus operatives are joining our side as well. For #TeamVanguard fans out there, you’ll be getting an ex-Cerberus Vanguard with a Lash attack… looks frakking awesome.
Welcome to the jungle baby
In addition to the Asari location, Firebase Goddess, the DLC will feature a jungle environment, Firebase Jade. And you bet you can be sure that there will be few Ft. Kickasses to control on these new maps. Even the description of Firebase Goddess mentions that the level is circular, making points difficult to control. Maybe now is a good time to learn how to run a demolition derby blender in multiplayer.
Pew pew pew
There are also interesting developments on the weapons front: There are descriptions of what looks to be a fully automatic Mattock rifle (nice), a sniper rifle with an adjustable scope, and some mash-up of an arc pistol + shotgun in the update notes.
But for now, the banshees can try and take Firebase NerdAppropriate… but they’ll have to rip our Crusaders, Strikers, and Sabers from our cold dead hands first. Bring it on.