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Into third Gear

There have been a lot of rumours about the development and release of Gears of War 3 ever since Microsoft accidentally announced it on Xbox Live last week, and now we can bring you some facts about the final part of the Gears trilogy. First thing to mention is the debut trailer, which was aired on the Jimmy Fallon show in the States last night and which you can see below. As with yesterday’s F.E.A.R. 3 trailer there is no game footage, rather a cinematic introduction, but it gives us some clues as to what the game will contain. Like the 11 April 2011 release date, for one thing. There are some cool charred remains from a Hammer of Dawn strike, too.

Obviously The Locust are still about, trying to kill humans, while any hints that you might have heard about four-way co-operative play have pretty much been confirmed by this thread on the Epic Game forum here (‘confirmed 4 Player Co-Op in the Gears IRC, with 4 unique characters. Rod confirmed that co-op includes Marcus, Dom, Cole, Baird and a variety of other characters’), as is a brand new double barrelled shotgun, which looks badass. For those of you who are interested in plot – or God help you, read the Gears of War books – the story is set 18 months after the end of GoW2 and the fourth GoW book.

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