New details for the upcoming Gears of War 3 have emerged according to Edge:
“Developer Epic Games is set to evolve the combat by introducing new Locust foes with tentacle-like appendages which are capable of extending to player cover spots.
Meanwhile, the COG members of Delta Squad will be equipped with explosives that can travel beneath the ground to take out enemy cover positions, our US publishing source told us.
While the first two Gears games offered mobile cover in the form of objects like burnt out cars that could be pushed around, Gears Of War 3 will feature a heavy duty mech suit the COGs can utilise both for protection and to wreak havoc.
All of these new features will be present in the singleplayer campaign and multiplayer modes, Edge understands.
We were also informed that the game will be set during the summer and introduce a number of new environments to the series, including underwater locations. The end of the last title saw the COGs sink mankind’s last city, Jacinto, and flood the Hollow in order to take out the Locust Horde beneath the surface.”
Gears of War 3 will use the Unreal Engine 3, there is no mention on weather its a 360 only game, but my guess is that it is.
Gears of War 3 is set to be released on April of 2011.