Gears of War 3 Launched: The Final Battle Begins

Microsoft India has launched the much-anticipated Gears of War 3 for Xbox 360, the final installment of one of the most-awarded sci-fi third person shooter video game and single most popular franchises in the history of Xbox. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 takes you into an engaging and harrowing thriller of hope, survival and brotherhood. The game will be available Standard and Limited editionsat an estimated retail price of Rs. 2,499 and Rs. 3499 respectively. Further, the blockbuster title will be available for multiplayer action on Xbox Live.

Gears of War 3, the conclusion to one of the most innovative shooting games of the century features the series’ deepest and most expansive multiplayer experience yet, delivering genre-defining action across an arsenal of competitive and cooperative modes, including versus multiplayer, four-player campaign co-op, Horde 2.0and Beast mode. New recruits will enjoy the finely balanced game play and accessible game types, which allow anyone to instantly jump into the action.

The Games of War first two series have already sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, and the launch ofGears of War 3 is expected to spawn another

New Features:

Gears of War 3 include a modified version of Gridlock, the legendary map that defined multiplayer game play in Gears 1 and Gears 2. Featuring graphical enhancements and new weapon spawns, the new Gridlock is set in the eerie darkness of night, forcing you to stay on your toes and work as a team as you stalk your opponents from the shadows.

Thanks to the participation and feedback of more than 1.2 million fans, Gears of War 3 also features improved versions of Old Town, Thrashball and Trenches from this spring’s public multiplayer beta. These maps have been enhanced based on player behavior to offer a more balanced and enjoyable experience for veterans and rookies alike. For example, Trenches features a new combat area that changes the dynamic of the firefights, and similar modifications have been made to Trashball to better prevent spawn camping and level the playing field.

To further heighten the experience, particularly for newcomers, GOW3 includes a Casual Versus Multiplayerplaylist where new players will have the option to compete against one another. Based on massive amounts of data and testing, Epic can detect certain game play benchmarks and skill levels to maintain a safe arena where beginners can hone their skills, have fun, and prepare for advanced skill level lobbies.

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