New“Gears of War 3” Multiplayer ViDoc Kicks Off the Countdown to the Biggest Beta of 2011

London 12 April 2011– Sharpen your Lancer blade and get ready to take the fight to the Locust Horde! In just two weeks, the biggest gaming event of this spring kicks off with the worldwide launch of the“Gears of War 3” public multiplayer beta on 25 April, exclusively on Xbox LIVE.

To give players an early glimpse of the explosive multiplayer action that awaits, Epic Games and Microsoft today released a new ViDoc, entitled “Making‘Gears 3’: Dedicated Execution,” featuring spectacular new gameplay footage and key insights from the development team tasked with creating the most polished, balanced and action-packed“Gears of War” multiplayer experience to date.

Tune in to hear Epic’s Creative Director Cliff Bleszinski, Executive Producer Rod Fergusson, Senior Gameplay Designer Lee Perry, and other lead developers discuss how they’ve designed dynamic new modes like Team Deathmatch to deliver explosively fun multiplayer experience aimed to please the Gears faithful, as well as newcomers to the franchise.

Powered by dedicated servers,“Gears of War 3” offers the series’ most feature-packed Versus multiplayer experience yet, and raises the bar with new game types, weapons, visceral executions, playable characters, squad communication tools, a deep player rewards system, and more. New players will enjoy the finely balanced gameplay and streamlined game types, which make“Gears of War 3” deeper and more accessible than ever before, allowing anyone to instantly jump into the action.

The“Gears of War 3” multiplayer beta opens on 25 April and runs through 15 May for everyone who pre-orders the game from GAME and gamestation (the full list of worldwide retailers is available at: http://gearsofwar.xbox.com/Templates/Secondary.aspx?id=2004).

“Bulletstorm: Epic Edition” owners will get early access starting April 18 through the“Bulletstorm” disc. For full details on the“Gears of War 3” public multiplayer beta, including the new maps and game modes, please refer to the official Epic Games FAQ: http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=767359.

Developed by award-winning studio Epic Games,“Gears of War 3” launches worldwide on 20 September 2011, and is available for pre-order in three distinct editions– Standard (£49.99), Limited (£59.99) and Epic (£99.99). For additional details on the game and the beta, please visit www.xbox.com/gearsofwar.

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