Gears of War 3 DLC, RAAM’s Shadow, out December 13

Thursday, 20 October 2011 14:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Epic has announced that RAAM’s Shadow, a new piece of campaign DLC for gears of Wars 3, will release on December 13.

The DLC will last around three hours and stars characters new and “eerily” familiar to the series, in a storyline preceding events in the first Gears of War. It will also include six new multiplayer characters, the Chocolate Weapon Set and an additional 250 Gamerscore.

In addition, players will step into the boots of RAAM, and, for the first time, “storm the human stronghold” from the perspective of the legendary boss.

As for storyline: “RAAM’s Shadow drops players into the events of Sera post-Emergence Day, as Zeta Squad is enlisted to evacuate Ilima City and protect the citizens against a Locust Kryll storm. Taking on the infamous Locust leader from Gears 1, General RAAM, Zeta is led by Michael Barrick (from Gears comics fame) and comprised of familiar faces such as Lt. Minh Young Kim (Gears 1) and Tai Kaliso (Gears 2), and also includes a new female comrade, Alicia Valera.”

Those who own the Gears 3 Season Pass will be the first to play the Horde Command Pack, which launches on November 1, and RAAM’s Shadow on December 13.

“When we announced the Gears 3 Season Pass, we immediately started getting hundreds of questions from fans about what the game add-ons would be,” said Epic design head Cliff Bleszinski.

“We’re really excited to be lifting the curtain on the first two releases, first with the Horde Command Pack and now with RAAM’s Shadow, which gives fans a new perspective on the Gears universe and is also the biggest DLC release we’ve ever made.

“RAAM’s imposing size and strength, along with his Kryll shield, make him one of the most powerful and daunting foes in the Gears’ universe. We think fans are going to have a blast unleashing hell upon the poor humans for the first time in a campaign setting.”

The Gears of War 3 Season Pass can be purchased for 2,400 Microsoft Points, which will give you the first four game add-ons for a discount of more than 30 percent.

RAAM’s Shadow separately, will run you 1,200 Microsoft Points.