360 dashboard shows Gears of War 3 for April 2011 release [Update]

Friday, 9th April 2010 11:45 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Gears 3 DB

Update: Looks like its been pulled. We just checked if it was still there, but it ain’t no more.

Original: Gears of War 3 is apparently official: a window on the 360 Dashboard shows it as such.

The outing has also apparently confirmed the game for an April 2011 release, as previously reported, with the title set to “conclude” the story that started four years ago.

This comes as lead designer of the series Cliff Bleszinski is set to announce a new Epic title on US TV; this has already been heavily tipped to be Gears 3.

It was due to be announced by now – Bleszinski was set to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s late night TV show in the US last night – but is now on hold until Monday.

Thanks, AGB.



  1. Bulk Slash

    I’m surprised it’s not going to get another Christmas release, presumably they’re going to use the extra time to add more features.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Droid

    Wow, talk about early advertising. The world could have ended before that date.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. xInFeRnO

    @2 Lmao. This must have been a slip-up for the announcement CliffyB was going to make? If it was, MS sure f**ked up that one.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mojo

    haha. someone forgot about the dashboard update.
    reveal succesfully spoiled.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. ybfelix

    Well, it’s really NBC’s fault, now their surprise is spoiled

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt


    #6 5 years ago
  7. daytripper

    internet meltdown?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Soong

    “with the title set to “conclude” the story that started four years ago.”

    Gears of War had a story? Really?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. V_Ben

    Cliffy B Gonna Stab Somebody :-D

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Ha ha! Foot, meet bullet! :-D

    It’s nice to know that you can always rely on each division at Microsoft not having a bloody clue what’s going on around it.

    Anyway, Gears 3. Hurrah! Let’s see some media.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Monk

    hah ?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. AHA-Lambda

    HAH YES!!!

    And april makes sense anyway with halo reach, natal and fable 3. Killzone 3 vs gears 3 in april then? ;)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. David Sarkisjan

    It seems Epic is uneveiling two titles at once. Gears of War 3 published by Microsoft, and a new-IP, presumably FPS shooter “Bulletstorm” developed by People Can Fly, rumoured to be published by EA.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    The Locust queen is Marcus’ mother. There, i’m calling it.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    @14 – I agree lol :)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Blerk

    And Dom’s his brother. Which makes the fact that they’ve been secretly bumming each other for the last two games all the more wrong.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mington

    so like, what was the two indistinguishable races of locust kill each other all about?

    i wish the first one had more story
    and i wish the second one had less

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Hope its even better than the last one and they fix the online so it doesn’t take 2 hours to play a game.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Bringit

    Do you have a US Xbox then Johnny?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Blerk

    You can easily have a US account on a UK Xbox. I got one by accident because Microsoft are retards.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. mington

    @19 just need a US silver account innit

    start by creating a fake hotmail account saying you live in america, then create an xbox profile with it

    although here isn’t much difference between the US and UK nower days, they used to get demos and trailers earlier

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    @19 My Xbox is a UK one. You can get a US Live account if you know where to look and how to get it done.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. mington

    up, down, left, right, hold A, press start

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Mike


    #24 5 years ago

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