On the Verge of Their Final Stand, New “Gears of War 3” Broadcast Trailer Traces the Epic Journey of
Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad from ‘Dust to Dust’
LONDON — 31 August, 2011 — The end is near. More than seven years ago, Epic Games and Microsoft introduced Marcus Fenix and his band of brothers in “Gears of War” for Xbox 360. On 20 September, 2011, their journey will come to a legendary conclusion with the launch of “Gears of War 3,” as Delta makes their final push to save the planet and all humanity… or die trying.
Releasing online today and on television this weekend, the new trailer for “Gears of War 3,” entitled ‘Dust to Dust,’ pays tribute to the heroes of one of gaming’s most epic sagas. Fans around the globe can tune into the world premiere via Machinima starting on 1 September at 5am BST.
In April 2010, ‘Ashes to Ashes’ set a grim stage fraught with desperation, but a glimmer of hope remained as Delta clung to the ideal of brotherhood. Months later came the E3 2011 trailer featuring ‘War Pigs,’ and new images of resilience as Sera’s last remaining human forces rallied in an explosive fight for survival. Now, set to the song ‘To Dust’ by Mazzy Star, the stirring new broadcast trailer follows the full saga of Marcus and Delta’s journey across all three “Gears of War” games as they charge head-on into the end.
The spectacular conclusion to one of gaming’s most celebrated trilogies, “Gears of War 3” has already surpassed 1.3 million pre-orders worldwide, making it the fastest pre-selling Xbox exclusive in the history of the platform. As further testament to the immense anticipation surrounding the game, 1.3 million players played more than 20 million matches in the “Gears of War 3” multiplayer beta this spring, helping refine and polish the hotly anticipated juggernaut.
Developed by acclaimed studio Epic Games, “Gears of War 3” launches worldwide on 20 September, 2011, and is available for preorder today in three distinct editions – Standard (£49.99), Limited (£59.99) and Epic (£99.99). Truly a collector’s item for the ultimate “Gears of War” fans, a special edition console is also available at an incredible value, complete with power and eject buttons that have been customised with unique sounds from the “Gears of War” universe. The “Gears of War 3” Bundle includes an exclusive red and black console design with two custom-designed wireless controllers, a 320GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi connection for easier access to Xbox LIVE. The package further includes a standard copy of “Gears of War 3,” a wired headset, plus a download token for bonus game content including the Infected Omen Weapon Pack and the Adam Fenix character for use in multiplayer. Fans can also purchase the customised Limited Edition “Gears of War 3” wireless controller separately.
For additional details on the game, please visit gearsofwar.xbox.com.