Epic has lifted the curtain on its
final piece of DLC for Gears of War 3. Entitled Forces of Nature, the
expansion will bring a number of new and remade maps, hidden weapons,
and fresh skins when it breezes in for download on March 27.
The DLC, revealed during an interview
with Epic's Rod Fergusson in the latest episode of GameTrailers TV,
takes its name from the various natural disasters and extreme
environmental conditions featured in its multiplayer offerings. For
example, the new maps in Forces of Nature include Artillery, a
storm-ravaged military base; Aftermath, a post-tsunami government
park; and Cove, a fog-filled port town. A snow-capped remake of the Raven
Down map and a rain-soaked version of the Jacinto locale will also be added.
Sticking to its multiplayer Easter egg
tradition, Epic is hiding 'Elemental Cleavers' within each of the
new maps. The Snow Cleaver, for example, will give players the
ability to chuck an icy blast of death at enemies; while the Emulsion
Cleaver will take out enemies with a wide range explosion. Using
these elementally-themed weapons on opponents in Beast or Horde mode
will also net some new achievements.
Additionally, Forces of Nature will touch down with four
new character skins, including a new Savage Hunter character and
three limited edition versions of pre-order skins: Mechanic Baird,
Commando Dom, and the Savage Grenadier. In addition, the DLC will
feature seven new skins weapons skins, two of which are locked away
within the new content.
Fergusson didn't reveal a price for the
last pack, however it's safe to assume Forces of Nature will follow
the 800 Microsoft Point ($10) model set by previous DLC releases.
Season Passers will, of course, receive Gears of War 3's swan song