Gears of War 3" Video Game World Premiere Trailer : "Ashes to Ashes"

Cliff Bleszinski from Epic Games stopped by the show tonight to give us an exclusive FIRST LOOK at the hotly anticipated Gears of War 3 video game. Cliff brought a trailer, "Ashes to Ashes," especially for us and now for all the world to see:

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KionicWarlord2223113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Sick !

I just noticed there`s a double barrel shotgun in there .

Where`s dom ?

Whats great about this trailer is it showed new enemies and the enemies came from all angles .

clixx333113d ago

Lol...what's with all the black/gray coloring? Reverting back, are we now?

HolyOrangeCows3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

I see a third enemy type.

Other than that, just sort of a boring teaser trailer. Better than a lot of other teasers, though (Since it at least introduces new things).

LordMarius3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Atleast they didnt make it CGI... i think, couldnt tell it was too gray but not graphically impressive

Eidt: @ the disagrees: So it was CGI, damn thats a shame

MerkinMax3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

They really made everyone look like they've been through hell.

@ KionicWarlord222 - I think Dom was the first character shown who fell. He's got some scruff now. Or it could be Adam Fenix.

KionicWarlord2223113d ago

That cant be dom...he doesn't look nothing like him .

MerkinMax3113d ago

Notice how all of the characters have new looks.

Blaze9293113d ago

I think that was dom. seems like some kind of time skip - was it me or did Cole look balled to anyone else? Seems the game will be set a few years after Gears 2? Maybe a 'few' isnt the corrent word.

And if that's true, that was Dom on the floor then with the beard and all that.

Anyway, can't wait! Gears of War 3 is going to rock 2011! April too? Too sweet

-Alpha3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

1) The title of the clip is Ashes to Ashes. It's supposed to be gray.

2) Gray? Should I bring up Killzone 2?

3) It's an artstyle

4) Graphics don't make a game and the graphics will be just fine.

The jealousy coming from all the disagrees to a simple "the game is looking great!" comment is hilarious (look at KionicWorld).

On topic:

The embedded video is a trailer of a guy winning the Wii. Click the link for the trailer.

The trailer was great. MS/Epic really knows how to set the tone for Gears of War. Mad World was an excellent use in their Gears ad. The trailer served its purpose and got me hyped, I need to really play the first two now.

Fanb0y3113d ago

Love the 'dead' atmosphere.

Nishka Fa Fa La Boo3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

the first guy is adam fenix, marcus's father. I bet thats him.

Also, why did kionicwarlord get disagrees for what he said? wtf ... the guy was expressing his feelings for gears.

StanLee3113d ago

Fcuking nice!!! A whole year we have to wait?!!! A whole God damn year?!!!

Natsu X FairyTail3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

I'm watching it right now on TV.

ALRIGHT! saw the trailer.

This was a good Teaser. We got to see new characters and new enemies. battles will be bigger in this title I expect.

good stuff in my eyes.

tatotiburon3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

he's dom, everybody have new look, look for the bold black guy, see?...looks like a lot of years pass after GeOW 2

-MD-3113d ago

Dom was the one that fell down at the start and got handed the gun by Marcus. Great teaser! Watched it twice. Love the song too.

KionicWarlord2223113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Ok..ill side with you guys . I guess that is dom .

He just looks very different . But i see Marcus,baird,and cole do too .


Cole is balled and he has a captain`s cut . I wonder what that means .

Years and years must have pasted by .


Those mini locust werent wretches,tickers, or those things that were inside the giant worm .

They look like locust spiders .

deadreckoning6663113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )


Edit: Marius, what the hell is with you and graphics? The game right now looks FINE and its a whole YEAR before release. Its not supposed to look that good yet.

As far as it looking "gray"....its ONE sequence in a TRAI-LER of a game thats in its Alpha stage lol.

Man, the insecurity from the PS3 fanboys is mindboggling! They come here just to hate lmao.

@Marius- Its ONE YEAR AWAY, the graphics arent supposed to be impressive. Dude, Halo 3 and COD4 are the 2 most popular/most well received shooters this gen and they don't look nearly as gud as KZ2!

Lionhead3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Awww no gameplay :(

Oh well, E3 will obviously have something I bet.

Wow at disagrees, madd much? Don't say anything close to negative or positive or you'll get disagrees! w00t

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LordMarius3113d ago

ok, since i was getting too many agrees and disagrees, I watched it again, I had to lighten up my screen because it was still too gray, and Its definitely not CGI, then I watched some KZ2 footage after Alpha-male mentioned it, and I can confirm the graphics are not as impressive.

iNcRiMiNaTi3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

lol wtf happened to dom? its like he found a time machine and tried to use it and try to save maria but it backfired and made him old.

watched it again and cog armor also seems to be missing shoulder pads and cole is wearing a headband or something. still wanna see some gameplay and hopefully the host advantage isn't as bad in this one and the glitches and bugs are ironed out before release.

qface643113d ago

am i the only person who thinks his show is among the lamest of the late night shows?

Solidus187-SCMilk3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Cant wait to try this.

Edit-- What I saw of the JF show was HORRIBLE.

doG_beLIEfs3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

IMO it was CGI, the movement was too smooth and the textures were to polished. It reminded me of the previous games CGI being pulled off as in game.

Jimmy Fallon said that it looked great and Cliffy responded with a very monotone yeah, to me he knew what they showed was CGI and he just tried to blow it off when Jimmy commented on how good it looked.

I Michael Patcher that this was CGI.

Notice how the ash falls, too fluid, too perfect. Notice the way the dust kicks up when he runs...again too smooth, notice when he falls to the ground, again the animation is too smooth. The other 2 GoW games did not have this kind of animation and sharp textures.

What did have these same kinds of animation quality and sharp textures was the previous games "trailers" that later turned out to be CGI and not in game.

No texture pop in, every flake of ash was perfect with no clipping of the polys that would be sure to happen in a real gameplay sequence on the 360. The texture detail up close on the armor was too perfect. It looks just OK from these low res videos but if you saw it in HD you would understand what I am talking about.

If Gears 1 and 2 could not accomplish this level of polish why is this different? And is it just coincidence that the other 2 games had the same type of reveal trailers that later were known to be NOT in game?

What do you think? Who else saw it on an HDTV?


I just watched it again, this time just a couple of feet back from my 50" Panny and I stand corrected. It is I believe created using in game assets, just highly polished and scripted events with cleaner textures and much better lighting.

It appears to me that this is what the cut-scenes will look like. The actual gameplay cannot be at this level, not this early and not on the 360. Yes it is just my opinion but I have 5 years of not seeing polish like this on the 360, so to me it would be kinda silly for someone finally after 5 years using UE3 that all of a sudden this level of polish is possible.

I do NOT believe that this was CGI anymore. It did not look nearly as good up close as it did from 10' away when I first saw it.

For reference, I have stood just as close with GOW3, KZ2, and UC2...and the crispness and quality looked just as good as it does from 10' back. This game...the textures and jaggies showed up much more easily and it was not as impressive as it was from further away.

I am not hating on this game for those of you who think that. These were my observations and my impressions. I WANT competition for the PS3, I want MS and Sony fighting it out so that I can get BETTER experiences on my PS3. I know GoW is a HUGE franchise for the 360 and it no doubt will deliver for its millions of fans. I hope for those fans sake that the online part of it is much better than the other 2 with their broken and SMALL online experiences.

-MD-3113d ago

"the movement was too smooth"

You obviously have no idea what you're talking about, watch the first 10 seconds of the video where dom crashes through the statue. That is not CGI.

4Sh0w3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Gears 1 & 2 are two of my favorite games this gen, Gears3 will continue the story, no doubt offer new features weapons, enemies, modes and more kickass fun. I was sold before they announced it, I mean come on what Gears of War fan is going to pass on #3. Epic delivered with Gears 1&2, everybody I know loves those games,so hating on Gears3 is futile, sort of like Halo, the fanbase is solidified because the franchise always delivers.

Nikuma3113d ago

Dom isn't looking to well...

Poor guy.

RememberThe3573113d ago

I can't wait to see more of this game. E3 is going to blow minds.

BannedForNineYears3113d ago

Eh, so much hype over that. Didn't even look good for a CGI trailer.

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vhero3113d ago

March/April is becoming the new time to release the big games it seems..

Cold 20003113d ago

I knew there wouldnt be any gameplay but that was a cool trailer.

Seems like its the last in the series with "THE END" at the end of the trailer.

All in all pretty slick!

iNcRiMiNaTi3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

uploaded the trailer to youtube

ruiner44823113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Of course it was a cgi. That wasn't real time. >.>

I thought they said no more Geow until the next gen of consoles. Maybe I'm remembering wrong.

Army_of_Darkness3113d ago

sure it was obviously CGI, only a blind person would not notice that. but still, it looks pretty good for what it is and I have a whole year to play the other two before this comes out.

come on guys, I only have a PS3 as well, but don't hate on the this game when you know its a good series on the 360 compared to that halo crap.

tinybigman3113d ago

and from what i saw it looks a little crispier, smoother, did look a little like CGI. still grey as hell but this is war so i wouldnt expect holiday colors; so i hope people will drop i wish there was more colors in a certain game we know.

gears is one of the few series that i love on 360 but i got a question and i hope someone here can enlighten me. throughout the frist 2 games i dont ever remember there being any indication that there's a more deadly foe than the locusts. also they left part 2 with a surprising reveal that a human is the queen of the locust are we going to get more on this.

i do like the introduction of a female soldier gives the game a new feel.

N4BmpS3113d ago

I only have a PS3 so I only get to play XBox360 games when my sisters boyfriend brings it over(once every blue moon) to add I'm not a big fan of Gears of War however, I respect the series and This trailer, is pretty awesome. I see people talking about the colors used, it's a gritty series. It's very well put together. Additionally, if you were expecting game-play from a teaser reveal wtf? It's Jimmy Fallon not E3. If this were a reveal for Resistance 3 and it didn't have any game-play I wouldn't care and neither would a lot of you(you know who you are).

EVILDEAD3603113d ago

Even though the infamous 'Mad world' and Gear 2 trailers had a bigger impact..I'll take this of the Modern Warfare 2 reveal trailer any day..

I speculated this earlier in the year and now it's all come to pass..The Microsoft line-up is complete..the biggest franchises back to back on the system..comnined with the new launch..

So while the usual suspects are bickering about 'bu-bu-but it was come it ain't gameplay a year early on Jimmy Fallon'..LOL

The real story is right under everyones' nose..

Gears of War reveal
Splinter Cell (TODAY!!)
Halo Reach Beta
Alan Wake
Lost Planet 2 (WITH DOM AND MARCUS!..FREE GEARS promotion on both systems)
HALO REACH massive launch
Fable 3
Ghost Recon
Call of Duty 7

All equals the biggest year for the Xbox 360 EVER..with MASS Effect 2 leading the year..

Life is good..especially for gamers


Megaton3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

I don't think it was CGI, but I'm sure it was touched up beyond belief. Remember, Epic has proven to be king of the bullshots when dealing with Gears.

Anyways, Gears is fun, trailer was cool. I thought Mark Rein or somebody over there claimed there wouldn't be a Gears 3 this gen? Whatever.

WhittO3113d ago

It goes to show you must not have even played Killzone 2 because if you had you wouldn't be saying that it is grey - at all!

Also, i'm pleased that they didn't just go full CGI and it seems as though the trailer was made using the engine, but the gameplay still wont match that.

execution173113d ago

is it gonna really look like that or be v1.75 this time around? probably pass on this one too wasn't much of a fan of the other 2 games

raztad3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )


Before you bring KZ2 up for no reason at least watch some videos on youtube so you know how KZ2 looks like. You dont want to look like a fool saying KZ2 is black/gray, do you?


Nice teaser. People look older or like they have been going through hard times or both. Probably gameplay at E3.

Christopher3113d ago

My _only_ issue with the art direction of this game is the massiveness of the characters. It's like everyone is a pumped up on steroid jock or something and they look extremely clumsy when moving around.

Otherwise, trailer looks great and excellent song choice. Can't wait to see what they bring to the table with #3.

Johnny Jiron3113d ago

Anyone else notice the locusts turned to fight whatever the hell that thing was that came out of the ground?

8thnightvolley3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

i have played all the gears... the more deadly foes that is being talked about or displayed in gears3 are the lambent locust they were lightly shown in gears2 i dont want to give u too much spoilers if u havnt played gears 2 but they are there so in other words just like u see in the trailers .... the COGS are fighting the locust but then the lambent comes out from the ground behind the locust and its a 3 ways battle with the cogs and locust turning fire to the lambent ... well i dont knw what this indecates in the story of gears3 but i can surely say we have a 3 way battle COG, LOCUST, LAMBENT LOCUST. (lambent locust are one have have been infused with the emoltion which is a sort of a liquid such a crude oil taht was faught for in the pendulum wars prior to gears 1... for what i knw about creatures going lambent makes them evolve, and become more volent, and from gears2 we knw that the political structure of the locust have the lambent and locust as bad terms with each other, so in the underground the lambent gained big battle and the locust are trying to keep their home but from what i understand since they knw lambent are too strong they want to take tera from the humans for themselves so in other words its more of suvival of the fitest really....)

i hope my explanation helped for those u need it. :)

muDD3113d ago

This game will be sick....

-ps360 fanMan

iHEARTboobs3113d ago

God, some people take this stuff too seriously.

Anyhow, I thought the teaser/trailer was good. Looking forward to it.

-Alpha3113d ago

You failed to understand the context of my comment. I'm not saying K2 is gray, but that Marius says Gears is gray in a bad way. Saying Gears is gray is just as ignorant as saying K2 is gray

Lord Vader3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

Yes its Dom, it is not Adam Fenix ppl. They have aged. Cole is Bald. The War has been harsh & now a female has joined... looks to me like the COG have finally fallen & they are all thats left & now they have to deal with the Lambent as well as the Locust.

And yes guys, unfortunately ASH is GREY. I guess it would be purpley pink if it was on PS3 = lolz

pixelsword3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

the plot thickens...

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Mo0eY3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

"Don't cry, my love, don't cry no more."

Oh, Marcus, thanks for saving my @ss. We can get it on while all the botties watch us do it!


caffman3113d ago

the music is not dialogue don't you?

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi_3113d ago

...the xBox 360 is DYING...lets watch it turn to RUST';-D

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avengers19783113d ago

@Noble Spartan, you made a list of 360 games that will fail as well; Alan Wake fail, SCC epic fail, crackdown 2(are they putting a reach beta in there because if not) fail, Fable 3 fail, Only Reach and Gears will actually sell well, and Gears 3 ain't till april 2011.
Oh, and I watched the annoucement just to see if they would show any game play, they didn't, or to see if Cliffy said anything about Natal, and He didn't.
It seems like bots are willing to put words into the mouths of there favorite developers, but mark my words Gears game play won't be much different then 2, it won't look much better than 2, and there is no way it will be Natal compatible.

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Nishka Fa Fa La Boo3113d ago

looks nice, alot of gray lol. and finally we get to see girl COG soldiers, SWEET for me :D

LordMarius3113d ago

lol the same crap again, nothing new here except for some possible lesbianic females

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CernaML3113d ago

Such foul language, Zero 007. Did he hurt your feelings? lol

ArcFatalix3113d ago

everyone knew it was coming, halo gears are the only big franchises on the 360.

go sell ur ps3, what a joke 10 year olds like you dont deserve it.

A change in the wind3113d ago

I`ll give you a FAT stack of 360 games, and 2 broken 360s for that PS3. OHHHHH, that`s right, you don`t have one. Oh well, you just missed a great deal for a bot.

-MD-3113d ago

How big of a stack of games are we talking here?

the-warriors3113d ago

PS3 Only have uncharted loooool

time too sell my Crap 3
already Mass effect 2 smash uncharted 2
NEXT Alan wake & Reach & Gears of war 3

enjoy playing Little Big pampars lool

bujasem_893113d ago

so ur gonna sell your 3'd crap u keep ur crap!!! wow well i guess u are an Xbot so i shouldn't be surprised

Obama3113d ago

Same old engine. Not impressed.

ps: Is that Osama in the video?

awesomeperson3113d ago

Guys you know what I don't get. WHATS the point of bubbles, if when you run out you just make a new account. The whole point of bubbles is to shut up people who speak useless trash, but instead they just make a new account.

In cases with Zero-000/The-Warriors (or whatever) where it is so BLATANTLY obvious they are the same person, via their broken english, that the bubble system is so flawed.

Is there a rule aainst multi-accounts because if so I want warriors ass banned.

cereal_killa3113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

awesomeperson Your not supposed to have multiple accounts but it doesn't stop people from having them, sometimes they use different pc's but some of them have several accounts and nothing gets done about it they just get deleted by mods and make more accounts. idiots like Zero007/the Warriors make it so obvious that they are the same person and he doesn't even own a PS3 he probably use his friends or the one at a store Zero tried to pm me on my PSN with his fake PSNid but he had no trophies for it and when I called him on his BS he told me that that id was for the EU store only I told him to give me his real one because I knew he was a lier and he stoped pming me lol what a loser check out is so called id if you want to see what a joke Muppet he is.

Zero007 PSNid AlanWakes.

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