As promised last month, Epic will be releasing free online content for Gears of War. We now know that this content will consist of two new maps that will be made available on January 10th (Jan 11th for Australia and New Zealand). There will also be an “introductory video” with Gears developer Cliffy B.
Map Descriptions (From Press Release):
Raven Down: “A Raven Helicopter has gone down in the middle of a large scale battle with the omnipresent Locust Horde. Gears have taken out the Seeder and gamers join Delta Forces moving into the crash site from all angles to search for survivors.”
Old Bones: “In an attempt to eradicate any traces of human history and culture, the Locust Horde has emerged under Sera’s Capitaline Museums and has begun to destroy them brick by brick. Each gamer’s mission is to help the Delta Force recapture the museums before all remnants of humankind’s existence are obliterated.”
There is also a report indicating that the Discovery Channel will be giving away 2 million Microsoft points in a contest set to begin on Jan 13th. Make sure to visit readyaimfire.com on that date for more information on how to win.
More GOW screenshots are available after the break.