RAAM's Shadow DLC Announced For Gears of War 3


Microsoft and Epic Games have today announced that the first campaign based DLC for Gears of War 3 will be roadie running its way to the Xbox 360 on December 13th.

The content, titled “RAAM’s Shadow”, will feature more than three hours of gameplay and will be set before the events of the original Gears of  War. Players will be introduced to Zeta Squad, who are lead by Michael Barrick and comprised of familiar faces such as Lt. Minh Young Kim and Tai Kaliso, as well as a new female COG called Alicia Valera. Zeta’s main objective is to evacuate Ilima City and protect citizens from a Locust Kryll storm, but they’ll eventually have to take on the infamous Locust leader, General RAAM.

In a slightly surprising move on the part of Epic Games, in addition to fighting as Zeta squad, players will be given the chance to step into the boots of RAAM himself and, for the first time, storm the human stronghold from the perspective of one of the series’ most legendary bosses.

That’s not it all though, as the RAAM’s Shadow DLC will also include six new multiplayer characters, the Chocolate Weapon Set and an additional 250 achievement points.

Epic Games Design Director, Cliff Bleszinski had this to say regarding the DLC announcement:

“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. 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 Shadow will via Xbox LIVE on December 13th for 1200 Microsoft Points. However, if you’re the proud owner of a Gears of War 3 Season Pass, then the content will be free.

We’ll certainly be delving into this DLC, if only to play as the beast that is General RAAM! Will you be purchasing the RAAM’s Shadow DLC? Be sure to let us know via the comments section below.


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