Microsoft and Epic Games have announced that new DLC titled “RAAM’s Shadow,” will be released for Gears of War 3 on December 13th.
This new DLC, which will cost 1200 MS points, adds a new campaign experience for the Gears of War 3.
The new content adds cast of characters both new and eerily familiar to the series, delivering more than three hours of gameplay set in a storyline that precedes the events of the first Gears of War. RAAM’s Shadow will also add six new multiplayer characters, the Chocolate Weapon Set and an additional 250 Gamerscore.
Here’s what the press release had to say about the storyline:
RAAM’s Shadow drops players into the events of Sera post-Emergence Day, as Zeta Squad is enlisted to evacuate Ilima City and protect the citizens against a Locust Kryll storm. Taking on the infamous Locust leader from Gears 1, General RAAM, Zeta is led by Michael Barrick (from Gears comics fame) and comprised of familiar faces such as Lt. Minh Young Kim (Gears 1) and Tai Kaliso (Gears 2), and also includes a new female comrade, Alicia Valera.
“When we announced the Gears 3 Season Pass, we immediately started getting hundreds of questions from fans about what the game add-ons would be,” said Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski.
“We’re really excited to be lifting the curtain on the first two releases, first with the Horde Command Pack and now with RAAM’s Shadow, which gives fans a new perspective on the Gears universe and is also the biggest DLC release we’ve ever made.
“RAAM’s imposing size and strength, along with his Kryll shield, make him one of the most powerful and daunting foes in the Gears’ universe. We think fans are going to have a blast unleashing hell upon the poor humans for the first time in a campaign setting.”
RAAM’s Shadow will launch Dec. 13 for 1,200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, marking the second major game add-on for the game.
The first Gears of War 3 DLC, The Horde Command Pack, will arrive for 800MS points on November 1st.
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