Epic Games is planning to reveal its next video game within the week, debuting it on national television, a game speculated to be the third Gears of War. What will Gears of War 3 bring to the popular third-person shooter?
According to a new report from Edge, Gears of War 3 will introduce new underwater gameplay mechanics and shake up the series' popular cover system. How? With the addition of new weapons that travel underground and a new breed of tentacled Locust that can overcome traditional means of cover.
Edge also writes that the COGs will have access to "a heavy duty mech suit" in Gears 3, all of this according to a "US publishing source".
That's apparently the same source that pegged Gears of War 3's coming out party for today, April 8. Gears of War designer Cliff "The B" Bleszinski was supposed to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon today to unveil the developer's next game, an appearance that has been pushed back to Monday, April 12.
Epic Games showed off new features from the engine that powers the Gears of War games - and many, many others - at this year's Game Developers Conference. Those new Unreal Engine 3 tricks included new liquid metal rendering tech and better foliage for more realistic jungle environments.
We've reached out to Epic Games seeking comment, but have not heard back about Edge's claims.
Update: Microsoft says it does not comment on rumours.
First Gears Of War 3 Gameplay Details [Edge Online]