RAAM's Shadow is said to be the biggest DLC package ever made by Epic Games, with more than three hours of gameplay. The events take place before the original Gears of War game.
The DLC will include six new multiplayer characters, the Chocolate Weapon Set, and gives you an additional 250 Gamerscore. RAAM's Shadow will run 1,200 Microsoft Points and releases on December 13th.
“When we announced the ‘Gears 3’ Season Pass, we immediately started getting hundreds of questions from fans about what the game add-ons would be,” said Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski. “We’re really excited to be lifting the curtain on the first two releases, first with the ‘Horde Command Pack’ and now with ‘RAAM’s Shadow,’ which gives fans a new perspective on the ‘Gears’ universe and is also the biggest DLC release we’ve ever made.”
The “Horde Command Pack” will offer new maps, characters, weapon skins, Horde fortification upgrades and Achievements. This DLC pack will be available on November 1st. Don't forget, if you pick up the “Gears of War 3” Season Pass for 2400 Microsoft Points, you can get the first four game add-ons discounted over 30 percent.
“RAAM’s Shadow” drops players into the events of Sera post-Emergence Day, as Zeta Squad is enlisted to evacuate Ilima City and protect the citizens against a Locust Kryll storm. Taking on the infamous Locust leader from “Gears 1,” General RAAM, Zeta is led by Michael Barrick (from “Gears of War” comics fame) and comprised of familiar faces such as Lt. Minh Young Kim (“Gears 1”) and Tai Kaliso (“Gears 2”), and also includes a new female comrade, Alicia Valera.
In addition to fighting as a new squad of Gears, players will step into the boots of RAAM himself, and for the first time storm the human stronghold from the perspective of one of the series’ most legendary bosses.
“RAAM’s imposing size and strength, along with his Kryll shield, make him one of the most powerful and daunting foes in the ‘Gears’ universe,” said Bleszinski. “We think fans are going to have a blast unleashing hell upon the poor humans for the first time in a campaign setting.”