Following UK and US east coast launches overnight, Gears of War 3 has now launched in most parts of the world.
In London, the main launch was celebrated at GAME’s main Oxford Street store, with Dom voice actor Carlos Ferro also in attendance to sign merchandise.
The first person in line for the game was 23 year-old Jon Aston from Harrow, London, according to Spong. Ferro was there to greet Aston following his purchase of the game, as well as to announce that he’d won a 40-inch widescreen TV in return for his 33 hour wait.
GAME stores opened up across the four parts of the UK – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – for midnight launches.
Meanwhile in the US, Cliff Bleszisnki and Gears of War franchise director Rod Fergusson were in New York for the main flagship launch at the Best Buy Theatre to help form part of a special GameTrailers TV show with Geoff Keighley. Its currently replaying right now for the west coast online on GT.
The west coast of the US is to get the game by 8.00am BST this morning, with central US getting it at 6.00am BST.
There’s photos of the game launch over on the Facebook page of Xbox UK. Here’s a gallery of photos of a launch in Singapore, with a video from the same event below. Note the cheesy COG soldiers on stage
Pat received a promo of the game from Microsoft yesterday. Here’s the proof. If you haven’t received your copy, go rage at him for a bit until you do.
Bleszinski confirms story DLC, won’t feature Delta Squad
Meanwhile, speaking to The Telegraph, Blesizinski confirmed Gears 3 would get campaign DLC that would akin to that for The Lost and Damned and Ballad of Gay Tony content for GTA IV or Borderlands.
He made clear it, however, wouldn’t feature Marcus, Dom or the rest of Delta Squad, saying that DLC should be “unique.”
“One thing I can tell you is that you’re not going to see Marcus or Dom or Cole in it,” he said.
“I believe that DLC should be unique and cool, like Lost and the Damned, Gay Tony, Mad Moxie’s Underdome Riot. All those kind of things. DLC’s the place where you play and have fun.”
Gears of War 2 saw a single-player DLC chapter included from the All Fronts Collection when it launched nearly a year after the full game’s November 2008 release back in July 2009
Microsoft’s already confirmed a DLC Season Pass for Gears 3, which will discount additional content by 33 percent.
The first DLC will arrive in November.