Gears of War 3

  • Online Co-Op: 5 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
  • + Co-Op Modes
  • + Combo Co-Op
[Updated] Four Player Co-Op Campaign in Gears of War 3 Confirmed
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[Updated] Four Player Co-Op Campaign in Gears of War 3 Confirmed

When we brought you the new Gears of War 3 trailer first thing this morning, we didn't have any solid co-op details yet. Tipster Rafoca linked us to a rumor that teased four-player co-op in the campaign, and now we have confirmation:

I'm posting it here: 4 player integrated story co op in the campaign!

This is from Cliff Bleszinski's Twitter account today. Are you excited? I know I am - I'll be breaking a longstanding house rule and finally getting on board the Centaur Tank!

UPDATE: We're also seeing some hints about certain sections of the campaign being played from another COG squad's point of view...meaning new, playable characters and some scene switch-ups.

Says Cliff:

At some point in the campaign you're not going to be Marcus and Dom - you're going to be another squad and you're going to experience their section and then eventually you're going to see some overlap and eventually they'll merge Pulp Fiction style, which is one of the cool ways that we're playing with the story this time.

The only way to play as Dom in the campaign is to be player two. That cascades down to players three and four; so if you want to play as Cole or Baird in the campaign, the only way you can do that is by playing three or four-player co-op.

The more I hear, the more I like!

Thanks to Zonf86 for the update tip!