releases in North America today, so naturally that means the game's first DLC pack has been announced. Ahem.
The "Gun Sonata" pack will add three new maps for the Anarchy multiplayer mode: the wretched Sewers of Stygia, the dilapidated ruins of Hotel Elysium and the open spaces of Villa. The DLC also includes two new Echo mode maps called Crash Site, where "Final Echo soldiers must deal with the ramifications of their crashed ship," and Guns of Stygia, in which "a captive commando escapes from an enemy prison." Whereas the in-game Echoes are all lifted from the single player campaign, these two are brand new additions. And finally, the pack will also add two new enhancements for the Leash, the Flamingo and the Pulp, adding new skillshots to the game.
The "Gun Sonata" DLC will cost 800 MSP and is scheduled for release this Spring.
If you've yet to pick up the game, remember to buy new as it includes a one-time-use Online Pass code that also gives you access to six bonus Echo maps and the Quicksilver leash. Without a code, the Online Pass will cost you 800 MSP.
As a bit of a heads up, it has also been announced
that in order to ensure your guaranteed access to the Gears of War 3
beta included in the Epic Edition
of the game, you will need to keep a hold of the game disc as the beta loads through the menu of Bulletstorm