Gears Of War 3 has caught a lot of slack since the announcement of the “Horde Command Pack”. Along with some complaints about multi-player and if the dedicated servers exist, I’d say Epic has a lot on their hands already. Like any good developer, they’ve gone into “how do we make our fan base happy” mode and announced the first Campaign DLC that won’t involve Marcus, Dom, Cole or Baird. The DLC is called “Raam’s Shadow” and will close some gaps from Gears 1, this DLC will also feature some familiar faces from Gears of War 1 and 2. Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming campaign add-on:
Starring a cast of characters both new and eerily familiar to the series, “RAAM’s Shadow” will deliver more than three hours of gameplay set in a storyline that precedes the events of the first “Gears of War,” as well as six new multiplayer characters, the Chocolate Weapon Set and an additional 250 Gamerscore. “RAAM’s Shadow” will launch Dec. 13 for 1,200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.”
“RAAM’s Shadow” drops players into the events of Sera post-Emergence Day, as Zeta Squad is enlisted to evacuate Ilima City and protect the citizens against a Locust Kryll storm. Taking on the infamous Locust leader from “Gears 1,” General RAAM, Zeta is led by Michael Barrick (from “Gears of War” comics fame) and comprised of familiar faces such as Lt. Minh Young Kim (“Gears 1”) and Tai Kaliso (“Gears 2”), and includes a new female comrade, Alicia Valera. In addition to fighting as a new squad of Gears, players will 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.
Also, if you already purchased the Season Pass for Gears Of War 3, you’re covered when this add-on comes out. “Raam’s Shadow” is due for a December 13th Launch and is only available…like Gears Of War 3…For Xbox 360.