Who is ready for Gears 3? eBash has always come to life with the sounds of a chainsaw revving up. The first Gears of War was a huge hit at eBash, leading up to the biggest tournament ever held at a LAN center for Xbox 360 at our Terre Haute store. Some fans were disappointed with Gears 2, but the original players are starting to get excited about the newest Gears title.
We are taking reserves now at the store and already it is selling more quickly than any title in the past 2 years. Why should you reserve your copy at eBash? First of all the diehard players come to eBash. The wannabes find themselves talking trash waiting in hours STANDING in line at the big box stores. Not at eBash. We walk the walk while we are waiting for the midnight release. Yep, we crack out the store copies early in the store and let you get a leg up on the competition before you take your copy home at midnight.
So head to the store and make sure to get your name on the growing list of players showing up to play on September 19th. While you are waiting feel free to read more about Gears 3 according to Wikipedia…….
Gears of War 3 will feature four-player co-op for the first time in the series. A fully controllable mech suit, called a Silverback, will be available for use in certain parts of the game, armed with a machine gun and rocket launcher. They have two operating modes, in assault mode it is controlled like a standard character, in stationary mode, they lock into position and deploy their armor, as well as cover for other Gears from their legs.
The player will once again play as Marcus Fenix, although at several points throughout the game, control will change to other characters.
There will be several new Locust enemies in the game, including the Savage Grenadier, the Savage Theron, the Digger Boomer, the Locust Siege Beast and the Kantus Knight, as well as the return of the Berserkers (both ordinary as well as Lambent). Additionally, the game introduces the new Lambent enemies, such as Drudges, Polyps, and Lambent Stalks. There will also be new weapons; the Retro Lancer (a lancer with a blade bayonet attachment), the Digger Launcher (a gun that launches small digging creatures through the ground at high speeds that explode), the Sawed-off Shotgun, Incendiary Grenades, the One Shot (a heavy sniper rifle that, as the name suggests, kills enemies in a single shot) and the butchers machete.
Four new playable female characters will be introduced: Samantha Byrne, Anya Stroud, Queen Myrrah, and Bernadette Mataki, a character from the Karen Traviss novels. Other new playable characters include Jace Stratton, a battle-hardened soldier who appears in the comic series and is mentioned in the second game, and Griffin, leader of a group of human survivors called the Stranded. Hip-hop star Ice-T will voice the character of Griffin, while actress Claudia Black will be the voice of Samantha.
There will also be an enhanced progression system with players able to gain experience and level up through all modes, including the campaign.