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Gears of War 3 Dated For September 20

Start revving those chainsaws.

You’ll be crippling Locusts and screaming alongside Marcus Fenix in the third Gears of War sooner than you might expect. Microsoft and developer Epic Games have revealed that Gears of War 3 will hit store shelves worldwide on September 20, 2011. Previously, the title was slated for a vague Fall 2011 window. 

For those of you wondering, there’s still no word on exact date of the Gears of War 3 beta or even what it’ll contain, beyond dedicated servers. In today’s press release, however, there’s a promise of more information to come soon on when that trial period will start.   

Back to Gears of War 3--what will you be doing in the game? Battling the Locust horde and facing “new threats,” of course! Gears 3 takes place around eighteen months after Gears of War 2 and the sinking of Jacinto. The Lambent are now a serious threat and the humans, after taking refuge in the sea, appear to be hurting for supplies and weapons. Tough times for Marcus and crew!