Gears of War 3 Campaign to Feature Mini-Flashbacks to Flesh Out the Story

At E3 this past week Epic Games all-star Cliff Bleszinski and Ice-T showed off some new Gears of War 3 campaign footage, but what they didn’t show is what happened in the game before their demo took place.  You see, in Gears of War 3 Epic will tell the story from different character’s perspectives rather than just through the eyes of Marcus and Dom.  In Gears 1 and 2 Marcus and Dom are the main characters that the gamer plays with even though other COGs like Cole and Baird are present in the narratives.  In Gears of War 3 gamers will be able to take full control of the other Delta squad members during parts of the campaign, which will take place in a “One Hour Earlier” type of flashback to help sculpt the game’s overall plot.

So now, rather than just seeing Cole and Baird head off on a different path gamers will be able to play out these missions, versus just hearing about them over the com chatter.  Sounds pretty groovy to me!  I’ve always wanted to see what the Cole Train is up to while I was playing as Marcus or Dom.  Is it September yet?  You’ve been thinking that the Fall 2011 gaming lineup is going to put you in the poor house, or if you have a significant other, the dog house…


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