It would seem that there’s going to be a Gears of War 3. And, like, it’s going to be a game. And a sequel to Gears of War 2 and everything. I bet there’ll be stop-and-pop gunplay in it, and snappy dialogue. And a giant black man nicknamed Cole Train.
1UP breathlessly reports that Gears 3 was accidentally announced due to some glitch in the XBL news system. And since I think we can all agree that no one expected a third game in a series that designer Cliff Bleszinski has always described as a trilogy – especially since the first two games only sold a paltry handful of copies, like TEN FUCKING MILLION EACH or something like that, this is front page stuff.
Cliff was supposed to announce his “new project” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Thursday, but he got bumped for a talking dog or something. Now he’s on tonight, so set your Tivos. Because I was seriously expecting him to announce that his “new project” was going to be a remake of Colossal Cave Adventure, not a new Gears.