Release Date: September 20th, 2011
I can't wait! I've been a die hard Gears fan since 2006 when the first game was launched.
Beast Mode sounds amazing as hell, but the new Horde 2.0 is going to be my bread and butter of the game. More strategic now, you have to choose an area to make your command center, and then earn cash with your kills to buy defense items for the HQ.
Beast Mode- Gears of War 3 will include a new mode called Beast mode. Similar to Horde Mode in Gears of War 2, the player instead attacks COG members as the Locust creatures. Tokens are earned for killing enemies, allowing the player to upgrade their character to a stronger class of Locust. Known Locust classes to be included are Tickers, Wretches, Drones, Kantus, armoured Kantus , Boomers, Digger Boomers, Butchers and Berserkers.
Horde 2.0- Horde Mode will also feature in the third installment, dubbed "Horde 2.0". Instead of previously being a simple "find a spot and hold out" game as in Gears 2, Horde 2.0 plans to be far more strategic. Players will now choose an area as their "Command Post" and earn cash from kills to build defences around it, such as wire and laser fences, automatic and manual turrets, and decoys. Every tenth wave will now feature boss monsters from the campaign, including Brumaks and Lambent Berserkers. It has also been rumored that Savage Corpsers will be included.
Multiplayer Online Gameplay- Epic have announced that the game will run on dedicated servers due to fans complaining of several issues that hampered the multiplayer in Gears of War 2. Variants of the original multiplayer modes will appear in Gears of War 3. In Team Deathmatch, a similar game type to Warzone, every team has a total of 30 lives per round, and when all the lives run out the match turns into a mixture of Warzone and Execution rules. Capture the Leader is a combination of Guardian and Submission, where the leader will have to be captured and held for 30 seconds. However, the leader will still be able to struggle and knock his captor around, which causes minor damage and can turn a match around. Also, there is King of the Hill, which is basically Annex from the two previous Gears of War games. Additionally, players can earn awards based on their performance and unlock several different character variants. New executions, weapon skins, and mutators (customizable options for private matches), can also be unlocked.
This game is going to be amazing. I will try and keep this thread up to date as much as possible.