Gears of War 3 picks up the fight at midnight

Tonight Gears of War 3 is taking the fight to the Locust on Xbox 360 once again.  The latest installment of the epic (no pun intended) saga releases tomorrow.  Many Los Angeles area Gamestops and Best Buy Locations will be open at midnight to sell the game.  One local Gamestop store when contacted stated they were having a Gears of War tournament in the hours leading up to the release.  The Xbox 360 exclusive is also reportedly taking the opportunity of the third installment to offer stereoscopic 3D to the gamers that have adopted the technology.

Gears of War 3 is set to be a spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games.  Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 will plunge gamers into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood.  In the single player campaign, you will fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad.  Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on.  Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race.

Although the multiplayer is far from balanced, it remains a popular feature of the Gears of War.  The online and local co-operative play has long been a selling point of the Mature rated third person shooter.  The Gears of War series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, with more than 12 million games sold worldwide, a forthcoming major motion picture, New York Times best-selling novels, and more.

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