Gears of War 3 DLC gives you more RAAM

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By now, you’ve saved Sera, won the battle and got the girl. And judging from what I’ve seen on Xbox Live, some of you maniacs have done it on insane difficulty. You’ve unlocked all the chicken-centric Easter-egg goodies, spent hours rampaging through humans as a berserker and generally owned the battlefield in team deathmatch.

So what do you do now? Why, you get yourself psyched for the upcoming DLC, which will have you in the human-slaughtering boots of a very familiar protagonist.

In a storyline that takes place before the the first Gears of War game, players will get to experience significant events as several characters, including the notorious General RAAM, as he takes on a human stronghold.

Set to last around three hours, and use several new and familiar characters as the story unfolds, “RAAMS Story” will also add six new multiplayer characters, 250 more points for your gamerscore and a chocolate weapon set. Yum.

RAAM’s Shadow will see players fight directly after the big events of Emergence day, taking part in the activities of Zeta Squad, as they try to evacuate Llima City, while faced with a Kryll storm. Zeta is led by Gears comics character Michael Barrick, with Lt. Minh Kim and Tao Kaliso joining the fight, as well as new character Alicia Valera.

Owners of the Gears 3 Season Pass will be the first to play the Horde Command Pack, which has a November 1st launch, while RAAM’s Shadow arrives on December 13.

“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”, Epic Design Head Cliff Bleszinski said, through MajorNelson.com.

“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 imposing size and strength, along with his Kryll shield, make him one of the most powerful and daunting foes in the Gears’ universe. We think fans are going to have a blast unleashing hell upon the poor humans for the first time in a campaign setting”.

If you’re planning on buying the whole set of content early, then get your hands on the Gears of War 3 season pass, which will save you 30% over buying the DLC separately. It’s priced at 2400 MS Points.

Last Updated: October 21, 2011

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