Tomorrow is an awesome day for Gears fans alike. As most of you should already know, tomorrow the third installment of DLC(downloadable content) for Gears of War 3, “RAAM’s Shadow”, will be available for purchase on the Xbox live marketplace. The DLC itself will be 1200 Microsoft points, unless you have already purchased the season pass, in which case it can be downloaded right away.
RAAM’s Shadow will include new achievements worth 250 gamerscore, six multiplayer characters, one weapon skin set, and a three-hour campaign set before the original Gears of War. ( post ‘emergence day’) You’ll notice some familiar faces from Gears of War 1 & 2, as well as a new character, Alicia Valera. As far as weapons go there will be a new version of the Sawed Off, the “Retro Sawed Off”,Â which will be campaign exclusive.Â It will consist of the typical sawed off shotgun, with the addition of two blades, and the ability to retro-charge enemies. Again, this weapon is campaign only, so it will not be available for use in multiplayer. Also, the “Kryll Grenade” will make its first appearance in the DLC as well.
The best part? For the first time in Gears history this particular DLC allows you to play as RAAM himself. (or one of his locust companions)Playing from the locusts perspective will definitely put an interesting twist on the Gears franchise. Playing as RAAM you’ll have new abilities, including his finger kryll attack. This allows you to use his kryll shield to send out kryll for the purpose of attacking enemies from a distance. He also carries a large sword you’ll be using to slaughter COG, and you can even do a new unique execution with it.
Well, I think it’s safe to say there are a lot of people excited for this DLC,( for good reasoning)and it’s finally here as of tomorrow! So, Gears fans, make sure you have 1200 Microsoft points, or a valid season pass by tomorrow or else you’re going to miss out on what I assume will be the best DLC for this game yet! Are you getting the DLC tomorrow? If so, what are you most excited about? Let us know!