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Gears of War 3 leaderboards point to unreleased maps

A couple of entries on the Gears of War 3 leaderboards give a tantalising glimpse of what might have been - or of what's to come.


Joystiq noted leaderboards for three maps not seen in the game's multiplayer - Azura, Blood Drive and Rustlung - and even snapped a few screenies to prove it.

Apparently these names conjure delightful images in the minds of those steeped in the Gears of War canon. They may refer to test levels never intended to surface in the finished product, or to upcoming content - the latter seems more likely given Epic's long polishing period.

Gears of War 3 is an Xbox 360 exclusive out now, to the great delight of our editor, who exclaimed his way through the first ten minutes for your unceasing entertainment.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.