Gears of War 3 is most pre-ordered game in Xbox 360 history. Boardgame announced

Gears of War: The Board Game
The Gears of War 3 release date isn’t until September 20, 2011 yet over 1 million pre-orders worldwide make it the most pre-ordered game in Xbox 360 HISTORY!

And we still have have four months to go! Simply incredible. You know what is also incredible?

Over 1.29 million fans over 145 different countries have played the Gears of War 3 beta!

“While the beta was a fun way to give players an early taste it provided us with invaluable feedback to help us refine and polish Gears of War 3 to ensure it’s truly the culmination of the trilogy we promised to the fans.” — Cliffy B.

No doubt they loved what they saw, cause seemingly every single one of them has gone out and pre-ordered the game! I wonder how many picked up the Gears of War 3 Epic and limited special editions.

Gears creator Cliff Bleszinski called it “an overwhelming success”, also saying, “we can’t thank the fans enough. While the beta was a fun way to give players an early taste of our game, it also provided us with invaluable feedback to help us refine and polish Gears of War 3 to ensure it’s truly the culmination of the trilogy we promised to the fans.”

Here are some additional statistics from the Gears of War 3 beta that prove what a powerhouse franchise the series is. As if Gears of War 1 and Gears of War 2 left you with any doubt.

  • 1.29 million people participated in the Gears of War 3 beta.
  • 145 different countries participated in the beta.
  • 249 years worth of matches played.
  • More than 11 million matches completed.
  • More than 927 million kills recorded.
  • More than 131 million executions performed.
  • More than 23 million deaths by chainsaw.
  • Nearly 23 BILLION bullets fired.
  • 460 million ribbons and 294 million medals earned.
  • 435 thousand people earned the beta exclusive Thrashball Cole skin to use in the retail game.
  • 234 thousand people earned the beta exclusive Gold Retro Lancer to use in the retail game.
  • Here is the Gears of War 3 “What Have I Become” trailer.

    And just in case you can’t get enough of Gears of War, as you’ve already seen in the pic above, an all-new Gears of War Board Game has been announced! It will be released by Fantasy Flight Games. No release date announced yet, but hopefully it’ll be ready in time for the September 20th release of Gears of War 3.

    In the Gears of War: Board Game, build your team from any of four COG soldiers and face an intelligent game system in one of seven randomly constructed scenarios. In Gears of War: The Board Game, you’ll relive classic moments from Gears of War and Gears of War 2. Roadie Run into cover, spray your enemy with blind fire, or rip him in half with your Lancer’s chainsaw! Stand together against the Locust horde!

    Teamwork is essential in Gears of War: The Board Game, as you and your fellow COGs will secure areas in an ever-expanding and randomized map, lay down suppressing fire to support each other’s movements, and rush to the aid of fallen allies – all in an effort to complete your mission objective.

    Also essential is the careful use of the tools at your disposal: a range of tactical options and devastating weapons. Your hand of Order cards represents your COG’s spectacular battle prowess, and on each turn you’ll discard one to either use its listed ability, move across the map, or attack.

    You can even hold on to these versatile Orders, discarding them to dodge or guard against incoming attacks, or to follow closely behind a teammate. Communication is key, and the most successful COGs recognize that together, they form a deadly machine.

    Here is the making of the Gears of War 3 “What Have I Become?” trailer.

    A variety of missions offer vast replayability. The seven included missions deliver a range of objectives, from placing a sonic resonator deep in the Locust-infested earth to escaping the attack of a raging Berserker. What’s more, each mission is randomly constructed every time you play, using an ingenious map creation system to ensure that no two games are ever exactly alike.

    Adding to this element of unpredictability is a terrifyingly intelligent game system that keeps the pressure constant, while lending each type of foe an individual style of play. As Drones cautiously fire on you from cover and Boomers lob grenades from elevated positions, you’ll swear that there’s a deliberate and sinister tactical purpose behind every move the Locusts make.

    The Gears of War board game sounds AWESOME! Any of you guys gonna look into getting it?

    Via Xbox360Achievements