The release date for Gears of War 3 has been announced and there will be no waiting until November, as we had to with its two predecessors. Gears 3 will be launching worldwide on September 20, 2011.
Gears of War 3 is expected to be the finale to the saga of Delta Squad, taking place eighteen months after the fall of Jacinto. The ‘Gears’ have moved to the island of Vectes and are living aboard a converted aircraft carrier called the Raven’s Nest. The government disbanded and the Lambent are evolving into a new enemy that threatens both the Locust and humanity.
The five-month delay will be made easier for owners of Bulletstorm, as the game contains access to the upcoming Gears of War 3 beta in the same fashion that Crackdown included Halo 3 beta access. Conveniently, that beta is slated for April, the same month that Gears 3 was expected to release.
On 22 September 2011, Gears of War 3 will be available in all parts of the world except Japan. This means that New Zealanders and Australians will be the very first to get their hands on Epic’s greatest epic.
Gears of War 3 is set to launch worldwide on 30th September 2011, exclusively on Xbox 360. A preview of the Campaign mode set to feature in Gears of War 3 is available here, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on this and other forthcoming releases from Epic Games.