Microsoft offers exact days nearly a year in advance.
April 13, 2010 - This hype train is going to be a long ride. Microsoft and Epic have nailed down an exact release date for Gears of War 3 in all territories nearly a year in advance.
Those in North America and Asia will get it first on April 5, 2011, followed by Japan on April 7. Those in Europe will have to wait until April 8.
The press release announcing these solid dates also revealed that this year on April 20, the Avatar Marketplace will be updated with Gears of War 3 regalia, including the new Cog armor being introduced in this finale.
"When we released 'Gears of War' more than three years ago, we set out to tell the world an unforgettable story of bravery and sacrifice in the face of insurmountable odds, and a year from now, players will get the chance to experience the final chapter in the story of Marcus Fenix and his companions in Delta Squad," said Cliff Bleszinski, design director at Epic Games. "This is definitely the biggest and most dramatic chapter yet in the 'Gears of War' saga, and we can't wait to deliver it."
The Gears of War franchise has sold over 12 million copies since its inception. This will be the final chapter in Marcus and Dom's story.