The final downloadable content has been officially announced for Gears of War 3, and it’s coming next month. Via an announcement made on GameTrailers TV last night, Epic Games announced that the Forces of Nature DLC will make its way to Gears of War 3 in March.
The downloadable content is set to include five total maps, two of which are re-makes from previous Gears of War entries. The maps included are: Jacinto, Raven Down, Aftermatch, Artillery, and Cove.
The downloadable content will also be introducing “elemental cleavers”. These cleavers will have different effects that they have on enemies. One cleaver, the snow cleaver, was mentioned as being able to conjure up gusts of winds to stun enemies. A second cleaver was mentioned, the Emulsion cleaver, that caused explosions upon impact. The last two cleavers have yet to be detailed, but we’re excited to hear that they may bring to the table.
If you weren’t able to score a certain character from a pre-order bonus promotion, you’ll be happy with the characters this DLC pack contains. Players will be able to score Commando Dom, Mechanic Baird, Savage Hunter, and Savage Grenadier Elite.
There will also be a total of five weapon skins included, but two of them will be unlocked by playing the downloadable content. The two that are unlocked by playing through the content are mostly based on community/fan feedback.
The Forces of Nature downloadable content is set to hit Gears of War 3 on March 27th for 800 Microsoft Points. If you already have the Season Pass for the game, then the downloadable content will be free for you. Are you planning on picking up the DLC when it goes live next month? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Gears of War 3 in our forums.