We were lucky enough to catch a lengthy glimpse of Gears of War 3 in action behind closed doors at E3 earlier this month – the campaign as well as the re-tooled multiplayer – and to say that it’s looking like the best Gears game yet would be a gigantic understatement. If you missed our excitable E3 preview, you can still catch up with that by clicking here. If you pre-order the game at zavvi.com, you’ll receive a free unlock code that enables you to download the Baird character skin DLC absolutely free. Baird is described thus:
Baird is hyper-intelligent, ambitious, and supremely confident in his own abilities. He can build or repair just about anything, and nobody comes up with more creative ways to destroy the Locust.
As well as the standard edition of the game, Gears of War 3 is also being released in a snazzy Limited Edition version, which comes bundled with all sorts of nifty extras, including a fabric COG flag, a zinc-alloy COG-shaped medal and an unlockable Adam Fenix multiplayer character. This latter item is apparently only available via this version of the game. For more info on that Limited Edition version, click here.
Regardless of which version of the game you decide to plump for, you will receive a code for the Baird DLC either way.
Gears of War 3 is currently due for release on Xbox 360 on Tuesday September 20th, 2011.
Watch the Gears of War 3 trailer here: