Gears of War 2 screenshot
Gears of War 2 screenshot

A "trusted US publishing source" has revealed to Edge that Gears of War 3 will be announced on April 8, exactly a year ahead of the title's planned April 8, 2011 release date.

The reveal will be accompanied by a teaser trailer, with a full-blown look at the sequel scheduled for E3 2010.

Edge understands that the game could be completed by the year end, but publisher Microsoft is keen to give the game a separate release window to Halo: Reach and Natal - hence the Easter 2011 debut.

"Microsoft’s keen to avoid a clash with Halo: Reach and wants Natal to own Christmas. That's why we won't be seeing Gears Of War 3 until next year, but expect a major marketing push ahead of its release," said the Edge source.

This follows recent comments made by Epic Games vice president Mark Rein, who said at GDC last week that the developer won't release any new titles in 2010.

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thak123's Avatar


Loved the first two. soo this should be more of the same :)
Posted 22:03 on 17 April 2010
judgemaster's Avatar

judgemaster@ thegreatODEN

so true no one sticks to their release dates. Anyone remember MW2 and the unbelievable amount of time it took for us to get it.
Posted 23:36 on 03 April 2010
Karlius's Avatar



Game designer Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) debuts his new game on Late Night next Thur. Set your TiVos! And your Xboxes."

Could this be GOW3 Trailer or an April Fools.

6 Days to show time.
Watch here :

May have trouble watching outside US :p
Posted 01:30 on 01 April 2010
elvis's Avatar


Storys in gears has always been lame - its always been about the action and combat which is typical for epic games, gameplay is king the story is just the distraction for the fun parts to happen.

Did you really care for coms girlfriend or the general? Everything was a cliche but the game looked superb and the action frantic and sometimes whens carried off with such flair thats all you need!

I think that the recent talk of Epic saying how they own the IP is just there way of shaking down MS for some extra millions$$. basically a case of "give us moneys or we will make it on PS3 too!"
Posted 23:42 on 16 March 2010
tsep23's Avatar


Any word if there is a different writer this time around? Part 2 had GREAT graphics and gameplay but the story in the campaign was LAME!
Posted 19:15 on 16 March 2010
GeNeCyDe1993's Avatar


Unbelieveably excited by this! :D
Posted 19:08 on 16 March 2010
thegreatODEN's Avatar


2011 more like 2012,nowadays no one sticks to their release dates
Posted 17:24 on 16 March 2010
eotscott's Avatar


yeh i probs can play, if you are around i could just join through you
Posted 16:36 on 16 March 2010
Karlius's Avatar


Eot see this thread you about?
Posted 16:01 on 16 March 2010
Karlius's Avatar

Karlius@ eotscott

Yer like the one you showed me.
Posted 14:49 on 16 March 2010
eotscott's Avatar


yeh if it is anything like gears 2 which is the best value game i have ever played. is that a new tv for upstairs?
Posted 14:42 on 16 March 2010
Karlius's Avatar


That will mean I have to buy a new TV and WiFi ewww by that date lol and of course save for the wedding which obviously is now 2nd on my list of priorities. I'll then have another Year Solid of playing a single game.
Posted 14:15 on 16 March 2010
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Posted 14:07 on 16 March 2010
Karlius's Avatar


So guessing the 3rd in the series is a Microsoft Exclusive then. Really thought it would be released this year though.

Very Very excited by this news.
Posted 13:55 on 16 March 2010

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