Seriously, though - Gears of War 3 is going to wrap up the trilogy's overarching storyline, according to Epic executive producer Rod Fergusson. Oh, they're leaving the fate of the universe open for future endeavors...but as far as this particular series goes, you can expect some real closure.
If that little news tidbit leaves you hankering for more details, we have a barbecue plate of spoilers ready to serve up. The Gears 3 Achievement list has been leaked, and it provides some hints at some of the campaign's more exciting moments. It also tips us off that there are 10 maps available for Horde and Beast modes, and that a mysterious "Arcade" version of the campaign awaits discovery by a team of co-op COGs.
Keep reading to check out a spoiler-free excerpt of co-op specific Achievements.
My Fellow Gears (50 G) Completed all chapters in Co-op on any difficulty (cinematic or arcade)
A Different Kind of Foursome (75 G) Completed all Acts in 4 Player Co-op on any difficulty (cinematic or arcade)
Calling Your Shots (25 G) Completed 10 mini-challenges in Horde (any difficulty)
First Among Equals (25 G) Was the highest scoring squadmate in 5 chapters of 4-Player Co-op Arcade (any difficulty)
Don't You Die on Me! (25 G) Reached a x20 team score multiplier in 4-Player Co-op Arcade (any difficulty)
Welcome to Horde Mode (10 G) Survived the first 10 waves of Horde (any difficulty, any map)
Welcome to Beast Mode (10 G) Completed the first 12 waves of Beast (any difficulty any map)
Welcome to Arcade Mode (10 G) Completed 5 Arcade Campaign chapters in Co-Op (any difficulty)