Gears of War 3 confirmed for April 2011, trailer released

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After an unintentional leak last week, Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski has confirmed that Gears of War 3 is coming. Bleszinski was set to make the announcement on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday, but his appearance was cancelled at the last minute. Nobody sent word back to Microsoft, and an ad mistakenly appeared on the Xbox 360 dashboard.

Bleszinski actually stopped by the show this evening to properly introduce the title, and you can watch the premiere trailer (called "Ashes to Ashes") after the jump. Described as the "worst kept secret in the video game industry," Gears of War 3 will bring "crazy tentacle monsters," new weapons, such as a double-barreled shotgun, and female soldiers.

Anything could change between now and next year, but Bleszinski says you can expect GoW 3 around April 8 of 2011.

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