News: An old enemy returns to Gears of War 3


You’ve got to give Epic Games props for how it’s handling all things Gears of War 3. Besides the sheer awsomeness of the game itself, its robust multiplayer and money saving Season Pass, the downloadable content offers a fresh twist to both the campaign and horde modes. Before the year’s out there will be additions to both and a slew of multiplayer and weapon skins for your collection.

Not your regular Gears

The second batch of downloadable content called “RAAM’s Shadow” will give gamers a hefty three hour addition to the single player component and a throwback to where it all began at the same time. As a member of Zeta Squad, you’ll be charged with evacuating Ilima City as you fight off waves Locust Kryll to minimise civilian casualties.

Going head-to-head with the immovable object, general RAAM you’ll play a collection of Gears of War characters from all different facets. Zeta Squad is led by Michael Barrick (from the Gears of War comics) and backed up Lt. Minh Young Kim (Gears of War), Tai Kaliso (Gears of War 2), and includes a new female compadre, Alicia Valera.

Did you miss me?

As if fighting as a new squad of Gears wasn’t enough to get your COGs turning, players will step into the boots of RAAM himself, and for the first time storm a human stronghold from the perspective of one of the series’ most impervious to headshots bosses.

Now this is what I’m talking about! I’m loving the attitude and direction this latest addition is taking and can’t wait to see what they have in store for the rest of the downloadable content.

RAAM’s Shadow will be available for download from Xbox Live on December 13.

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Dave Kozicki

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  • Anonymous

    RAAM really is the best Gears boss…