New Gears of War Maps Jan 10thPublished by eltsha on Monday, January 08, 2007
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360,
It looks like Australian game site mygen has loose lips when it comes to top secret information. They've broken news (possibly prematurely, Microsoft is going to be disappointed!) that two new Gears of War maps will be available on the Marketplace this Thursday, January 11th Wednesday, January 10th.
The first new map is called Raven Down and takes place near a King Raven crash site in the middle of a city with cars, debris, and building matter strewn all over the place. Think Gridlock with lots of broken stuff and a King Raven in the middle. The second map is called Old Bones and is pretty much an abandoned human museum all decked out with arches and columns. It's very fancy indeed.
Also, the Discovery Channel is sponsoring the map pack so this content is, hold your breath, 100% FREE! They're also giving away 2 million Microsoft Points later in the week. Be sure to check out ReadyAimFire when the site goes live later in the week to learn more about the contest. Gosh, we just love you Discovery Channel and your educational animal shows. Again, we believe this was embargoed information which means it wasn't supposed to be released until earlier in the week. So feel privileged and wait patiently, we're getting new Gears maps in a few days! More pictures after the jump.
Update 1: Mark Rein has officially confirmed on Epic's forums that this news piece is real. He also added that an auto update will be released prior to the maps being offered, hopefully fixing some buggy issues. Finally, Mark stated that the new maps will be available on the 10th, not the 11th of January.
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