Ah, Gears of War teaser trailers. It's almost sad how predictable Epic is with their approach to revealing teasers. Pick a catchy somber song that nobody's ever listened to before, add some dramatic close-ups of the main characters, show a brief moment where all appears lost, and then close with a glimpse of new enemy types. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Hell, it's worked twice before, so why not go back to the same well one more time? In all seriousness, even though we don't get to see any actual gameplay, this trailer certainly has me jacked up for the game's release on April 5th, 2011. Plus, you know, there's women-folk this time around.
You know, I'm not sure what's more heart-breaking: Seeing an entire city full of people turned to ash, and watching the COGs and Locust fight there like it ain't no thang, or seeing just how broken a man Dominic Santiago has become. At least he's got the rest of the boys from Delta squad, and Anya, there to back him up. He's going to need all the help he can get when going up against one of those nasty tentacled dudes, the Lambent. It's not clear just how much time has passed between the conclusion of Gears 2 and this trailer, but it's clearly been long enough for Dom to grow a beard, so I'm guessing about an hour has passed. Anyway, I'm excited, you're excited, and even though we all knew it was coming, it's good to finally see the old gang in action once more.