Epic Cancels Gears of War: Exile

Epic Games has cancelled Gears of War: Exile, Epic’s rumoured upcoming game for the Xbox 360. Speaking to Gamespot, Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski mentioned that the studio has ceased working on the game.

Quoting Cliff

Let’s just bury the hatchet now. Gears of War: Exile was an unannounced game that I can’t give any details about that has since been cancelled.

Gears of War:Exile was rumoured to be unveiled at E3 2011, with Epic Games having even gone to the extent of trademarking “Gears of War: Exile”. However, since then, very little has been known about the game, apart from rumours of it being a Kinect-supported rails shooter.

Cliff’s statement indicates a certain amount of frustration about it being canned, and we can only wonder what was the real reason for it being shelved.

Gears of War 3 to Launch in India on September 20; Pre-order Begins

Gears of War 3 is  a spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. The game is now available for pre-order before the official launch in India  on September 20. You can place your order at the Microsoft India Online Store as well as select retail outlets across the country. There’s more good news: with all pre-orders, you can redeem an additional multiplayer character.

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Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 plunges you into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood. The trilogy comes to an end with this new addition starring Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad. Gears of War 3 features an enthralling cinematic story with an unparalleled gameplay. It pushes the envelope for stunning visuals on Xbox 360. The game will be available in two editions: standard and legendary edition at an estimated retail price of INR 2499 and INR 3499 respectively.

To mark the launch of the game, Microsoft has also announced an online gaming challenge. You need to register your team at http://www.facebook.com/xbox360india. Only two teams will survive the online challenge; and will be a part of an immersive GoW3 gaming challenge in Delhi. The two squads will be flown to Delhi to reveal Gears of War 3 at the launch party. All members of the winning team will get a Kinect sensor each, Gears of War 3 CDs, and exclusive Gears of War merchandize. Runners up will get a GoW 3 CD each with exclusive Gears of War merchandise. The three runner-up teams will win exclusive Gears of War merchandize. Even if you are cheering for one of the teams, you stand a chance to win some Gears of War T-shirts and limited edition posters.

Gears of War 3 Gets Dated for September 20

Stock up on the shotgun rounds and increase the resistance of the gory side of your mind; you’re going to need it. Epic Games and Microsoft have announced the release date for the Xbox 360 exclusive third person shooter game Gears of War 3. Initially bidding for an April 2011 release date, the developers pushed it back to 20th of September recently.

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The third and final installment of the Gears of War series that sees human soldiers (or Gears) in the fictional planet of Sera locked in conflict with aliens known as Locust. The series is high on war drama and is similar to the Resistance series on the PlayStation 3. Each game featured a fully voiced protagonist who takes on unbelievable odds with a company of good Gears behind him or her.

In Gears of War 3 players will have the option of playing between many different characters each with his or her own quirks and abilities. A lot of different weapons have also been announced by Epic Games such as the Pendulum War Era Lancer and the Digger Launcher. A new multiplayer mode called Beast modehas also been announced in which players play as the Locust horde against human opponents. This is the exact opposite of the Horde mode in the previous game in which players cooperatively fought against a Locust horde.

Evidently Microsoft will be spending a huge amount of money on the advertising budget, so don’t expect to forget that Gears of War 3 will be coming up for your 360 in September.

Microsoft Launches Gears of War PC Game for $19.99

Microsoft has launched a digital version of Gears of War for PC at $19.99. Gears of War for PC can be purchased and played using LIVE Games on Demand.

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Gears of War has been a popular Franchise on Xbox 360 and has amazing tactical action and multiplayer excitement. Gears of War has already sold more than 3.5 million units for the Xbox 360 platform and is a very popular multiplayer game. The game includes new multiplayer maps, multiplayer game type and a Game editor which will allow games to create new user generated content.

Gears of War can be purchased for PC using the LIVE Games on Demand client for a price of $19.99. For more information and purchasing details visit this page.