Gears of War 3 dated for September

Gentlemen, start your chainsaws. The next title in Xbox’s finest shooting saga, Gears of War, has had a release date slapped down for later this year; players eager to take on the Locust horde once more will have to wait until September this year.

Gears of War 3 has been set to be the conclusion to the saga and will take place eighteen months after the previous game as the Gears face new threats from within the planet itself. The game is set to feature a new four-player co-op mode as well as a new multiplayer mode called ‘Beast Mode’ where you take on the role of the Locust horde.

A horde of new weapons include The Bayonet Charge, The Retro Lancer, The Sawed-off Shotgun, The OneShot, The Incendiary Grenade (lovely!), The Digger Launcher as well as variations on the classic weapons. Each weapon will have its own execution move as well.

Gears of War 3 is set for release on the 20th of September, in both North America and Europe, with news on the multiplayer public beta still to come.