Those of you that are fans of the Epic series Gears of War will be happy to know that Gears of War 3 will be released for the Xbox 360 on April 5th, 2011. Cliffy B (as he hates to be called) made the announcement and debuted the first trailer on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night. As he mentioned though, this is probably one of the worst kept secrets in the gaming industry, especially since Cliff was supposed to make the announcement last Thursday on the show, but got bumped because Justin Beiber made an appearance, and because Microsoft apparently forgot that they had some dashboard ads setup to show Friday morning (after the announcement was supposed to be made), everyone got an early glimpse when they turned on their Xbox. Now, they didn’t get the trailer though, just an ad, so the trailer was premiered last night and I will post it up later today (currently blocked from streaming video). But in the meantime I figured I’d give you the latest on the release date, April 5th, 2011 for the US and April 7th for Japan with Europe getting it on April 8th.

So are you guys excited for another installment in the series? Personally I’m a little on the fence. I liked the first one and played a lot of multiplayer, but then when GoW2 came out I couldn’t get back into the multiplayer because I was too obsessed with CoD4: Modern Warfare. So with Gears 3 coming out next year, I’m sure I’ll pick it up for at least the single player, but may not get back into the multiplayer unless there’s something groundbreaking that really keeps me hooked. Horde mode was a nice addition in part 2 that kept me playing for a little longer than I would have, but I’m going to need a little more if it’s going to take over Modern Warfare 2…

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