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Gears of War 3 campaign trailer is as dementedly awesome as you hoped

Promised a week ago in a tantalizing teaser, the full trailer for the campaign in Gears of War 3 is finally here. Filled with explosions, death, explosions, mysteries, and explosions, it’s every bit as bombastic as we had hoped. Just like previous looks at the game, it seems our heroes are mostly on the defensive, as consistently bigger beasts are on the attack.

That song in the background is War Pigs by Black Sabbath in case you’re interested. It’s a more straight forward hard rock choice compared to earlier trailers, particularly the original title’s unforgettable Mad World trailer. However, War Pigs has a pretty strong anti-war statement, so perhaps it backs up our earlier predictions that GoW3 will feature humanity and the Locusts stopping their seemingly endless battle in favor of a common enemy like the Lambent. Just a thought.

May 28, 2011

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  • Nightbus - May 31, 2011 5:56 p.m.

    Cheaky bit of Leviathon there, OOOOOOF!
  • marioman50 - May 31, 2011 5:21 a.m.

    Satan laughing spreads his wings.... OH LORD, YEAH!!
  • Catalyst - May 31, 2011 4:17 a.m.

    This is definitely a remix of "War Pigs". I mean right when the song starts off, the drums are completely different.Gonna wait on this one cuz Skyrim is calling :D
  • oni - May 31, 2011 3:07 a.m.

    Apple has games for iphones, iMacs, iPads and whatever gadgets they've made. Microsoft have just released Fable 3 and a couple other online crap for Windows PCs this year. The years before - barely any games at all, except for the X Box 360.
  • brizzie - May 31, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    it should have been ACDC-back in black synched would have been beautiful
  • Genericpenisjoketista - May 30, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    That gave me goosebumps. War Pigs is very, very fitting.
  • Slayer11496 - May 30, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    love this game. loved the series since i picked up a 360, years ago. Can't wait to finish the EPIC(!) story and enjoy the multiplayer, which is very good compared to the previous two. And War Pigs in the trailer AWESOME!!!
  • Zeb364 - May 30, 2011 2:50 a.m.

    This looks so good and I loved the beta. I didn't even like Gears 2's competitive multiplayer but for some reason I really, really enjoyed the beta. This trailer got me as excited as the MW3 trailer seemed to get most other peopler. And not to kick a dead horse (especially since I'm sure it will be a fine game) but after watching MW3's new trailer I just really didn't care. I mean as good as the last two would lead you to expect it to be but that's it.
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  • MidianGTX - May 30, 2011 12:36 a.m.

    Another Gears, another single campaign run followed by a lifetime of sitting on the shelf gathering dust.
  • hatebreeder - May 30, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    Not bad, Got me fairly interested in a game up until now I couldn't give a fuck about. Although GR you've gotta tweak that video player! Every 20 seconds or so it cycles between horribley pixley grainy sound and video to clear good quality picture and sound. then back to crappy and grainy again...whats goin on!
  • manateesta - May 29, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    Very nice, I am very excited to check this one out. I am crossing my fingers that the issues that have plagued the multi player for the past two GOW titles will be gone with the addition of dedicated servers. That being said, the campaign has always been fun.
  • ZiltoidTheOmniscient - May 29, 2011 10:19 p.m.

    Sabbath plus Gears...seems like a fairly awesome mix to me. :D
  • AirickG - May 29, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    Gears of War 3. Now with more xenocide!
  • Spybreak8 - May 29, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    Epic games always seems to use the perfect accompanying music with their trailers. Man does that look f'n fun.
  • angelusdlion - May 29, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    @Stridefizzel>> Wait, you're telling me that the "plot" to Gears didn't consist pretty much of "Here are some locust, shoot them?" Don't get me wrong, i don't want Shakespeare in a game that's about shooting people. It would only get in the way. I mean "here are some locust, shoot them." is the main reason I play Gears.. :) My main problem was the mood whiplash in gears 2. "I just shot y wife, but I'm instantly back to wisecracking and talking smack." Um.. ok?
  • 8bitBaby - May 29, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    how much do you think it would cost them to make a full length animated film like this? BECAUSE I WOULD PAY GOOD MONEY TO WATCH IT! and i think it would do VERY well in theaters.
  • aman123 - May 29, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    I have a PS3 and seeing this made me Gasm.
  • Kyo - May 29, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    This is what I've been waiting for since the end of gears of war 2's story.. This is the game I'm most looking forward to this year and have been since it was announced... I. Can't. Freaking. Wait. lol This also makes me more pissed off that we have to wait until late september this year just to play because MS wants more money -.- Guess it's nice that epic took the extra time to make it that much better.

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