Gears of War 3 (screenshot above) is due out in September. Meanwhile, Epic Games and Microsoft Studios revealed the final of the game's 10 multiplayer maps.
The final map is Gridlock, which has been revamped from previous appearances in Gears of War and Gears of War 2.
Other maps include:
Checkout - inside an abandoned superstore
DryDock - a shipyard
Hotel - small island resorts battered by fierce weather
Mercy - a ruined town square
Old Town - isolated areas that for a time escaped the depredations of the invaders
Sandbar - a coastal observation post
Thrashball - a sports stadium
Trenches - mines and tunnels carved into the Seran Deadlands
Among the game's multiplayer modes will be a four-person cooperative mode.
In other news:
- A website has gone live for The War of the Worlds (screenshot below), a 2D scroller from Other Ocean Interactive. The game will tell the story of Arthur Clarke, a man trapped during an alien invasion of London in the 1950s. Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame will be the narrator.
- Warlock - Master of the Arcane will be a turn-based strategy game set in the fantasy world of Ardania, Paradox Interactive announced. Players will use magical powers to wage war.
- YNK Interactive announced the first part of the Rise of the Elements expansion for R.O.H.A.N.: Blood Feud in the new PlayRohan Portal. For details, visit www.PlayRohan.com.
- Field of Glory - Eternal Empire now is available for PC and MAC from Slitherine and Matrix Games. The game of ancient combat features 124 historical battles and some 1,235 different battle groups. Empire requires ownership of the original full Field of Glory game.