Gears of War 3

Gears 3 Forces of Nature DLC HIts in March, Epic Not Ruling Out Potential of More

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Forces of Nature will be the fourth and final content drop for Gears of War 3, Epic has announced. Or will it?

Featuring five maps, a game mode, skins and some fresh cheevos, the DLC is a mixture of the old and new. Of the five maps, two are returning classics; Raven Down from Gears 1 and Jacinto from Gears 2. The other three maps are brand new.

Aftermath is a government park after a tsunami, with floods and quakes hitting as you play. Artillery is set on a military base during a storm, and Cove is a small port populated by the Stranded and thick with fog.

There’s four character skins too, in the form of Commando Dom, Mechanic Baird, Savage Grenadier Elite and Savage Hunter. Seven new weapon skins feature also, unlockable through playing the DLC itself.

Guardian Mode also returns from Gears of War 2.

In addition to this, the DLC also includes Easter Eggs that offer up both Achievements and special new weapons, called Elemental Cleavers. These are hidden around the maps. Achievements are offered for finding them and getting 25 kills with each in Horde or Beast mode. There are 10 new achievements in total, for 250 Gamerscore.

The content is the last of the four scheduled chunks of content for Gears 3 and is part of the game’s Season Pass. Yet Epic is not dismissing the potential of further packs. Speaking to Digital Spy, Epic director Rod Fergusson told Digital Spy, “It’s kind of a ‘never say never’ perspective.”

“We’ve completed the obligation for those with the Season Pass, so it’s really now all about community demand and those sorts of things and what people want. But I mean, it takes a lot of effort to create DLC, and in terms of internal resources and what we’re focused on, that kind of stuff.

“It’s really driven by player demand. If players are dying for it and they want it, then it’s something that we can definitely look at.”

The Forces of Nature DLC hits on Mar 27 for 800 MSP.


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Epic Games


US September 20, 2011
Europe September 20, 2011
Japan September 22, 2011

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