Gears of War 3 Due in April 2011, Ad Reveals

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 09, 2010 6:40am PDT Gears of War 3 has reportedly been revealed once again, this time by an ad on the Xbox Live dashboard dating the sequel for April 2011, as spotted by Kotaku and Joystiq.

The ad comes the day after Gears of War developer Epic Games' Clifford Michael Bleszinski was due to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon--an appearance that was bumped back to next Monday in favour of teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber.

It also confirms one portion of the rumors making the rounds--the expected release date--though other details like underwater combat are still unconfirmed.

Shacknews was unable to confirm the ad's presence on Xbox Live, though Microsoft has had ample time to pull it. We'll no doubt hear the official announcement on Monday.

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  • Honestly I'm kind of over the Gears franchise at this point. I loved the first one and put a ton of time into the multiplayer and single player. The only problem I had with it was that finding good matches with friends in mp was almost impossible, and playing the same single player missions over and over got really old. The second one fixed the single player issue by adding horde, which has basically infinite replay value for me. The mp had too many issues and I got over it pretty quickly, but my friends and I still go back and play Horde once in a while.

    So with that I don't really know what else they can introduce to the franchise that would make me run out and buy the third one immediately. It will have to have some major core improvements or something because otherwise I'm fine just playing Horde to my heart's content. I'm sure I'll end up playing through it but I don't know if I'll be running out to buy it day 1 like the last 2.