Gears of War 3 : New Figures Coming in September!

The latest series of GEARS OF WAR figures is shipping out in September of this year and you can pre-order ’em now! Marcus Fenix, Damon Baird and Clayton Carmine make up this first series of GoW3 figures and they all look great, highly-detailed, rendered faithfully to the game’s brilliant, complex and larger-than-life designs. If you’re a fan of armour, square jaws or maybe just the video game franchise, then this is definitely one collection you’ll want to get your hands on. Grab them individually or as a complete set and we’ll ship ’em out to you the moment they arrive!

Meanwhile, Microsoft is investigating the leak of the upcoming game, as you can read in this article from USA Today:

Microsoft is investigating the leak of an early build of the Epic Games shooter Gears of War 3, IGN reports.

Several videos of the game’s single-player campaign have reportedly surfaced on YouTube and other websites. The company says both its internal security teams and law enforcement are looking into the leak.

“This content is not from a final build and is not representative of what fans will enjoy when the game launches,” Microsoft says in a statement given to IGN.

Gears of War 3 is Microsoft’s first-party 2011 blockbuster for the Xbox 360. The game launches Sept. 20 and stars Marcus Fenix as he fights off waves of Locust and Lambent enemies.

The game will feature a revamped multiplayer mode and cooperative Horde mode, as well as a new match type called Beast mode, where players can take the role of a Locust enemy.

Gears of War: Film Confirmed + A New Figure!

Good news for Gears of War fans! From the UK’s Electronic Theatre comes an article on the confirmation of a film version of the hugely successful video game property:

Long rumoured as in production, Microsoft has today confirmed the existence of a Gears of War feature film, almost inadvertently. While announcing that Ice-T would lend his voice talents to the upcoming Gears of War 3, the publisher issued an official statement confirming the existence of a movie based upon the franchise.

While there have been many rumours, with the reported screenwriter openly acknowledging the existence of a movie adaptation of the Gears of War franchise, no official confirmation that a film had been green lit has ever been received from Microsoft, Epic Games or any other party involved with the production. Today however, that all changed.

The press release issued earlier today revealing the vocal talents of Ice-T as Griffin, a new character in Gears of War 3, also offered the first official acknowledgement that a motion-picture based upon the franchise is currently underway.

“The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, and spawning New York Times best-selling novels, an upcoming film and more,” read the press release, proud of the achievements of Epic Games’ popular videogame series.

And if that isn’t enough good news, the San Diego Comic Con figure of Gears of War 3’s Jace has now been revealed and we’ve got it available for pre-order in case you can’t make it to the con. He stands about 6 inches and comes with game-faithful weapons. But most impressively, I think, is the sculpting, which is a startlingly realistic look, but still manages to capture the style of the game. Really great.

He joing a bunch of other Gears of War figures, from 6-inch figures to Batsus to a ton of multi-packs and exclusives. Check ’em out!