Coming to Xbox 360s everywhere this December is a pack of brand new, campaign-based DLC. “RAAM’s Shadow” is due on December 13th and will sell for 1200 Points (or $15). General RAAM was the main antagonist in the original Gears of War, and his bossfight was notorious for practically being a game ruiner.
Here, however, things sound much better. This is what you can expect from the upcoming DLC, by way of the official press release:
“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.
Cliff Bleszkinski, Design Director at Epic Games, initially talked about how his studio would bring storyline DLC to gamers in interviews roughly a month ago. It was then that he explained that a bulk of this game’s DLC will not be centered around the standard group of COGs; Marcus, Dom, Cole and Baird.
“RAAM’s Shadow,” according to the release will check in at roughly three hours worth of game time. You’ll also be getting six new multiplayer characters and the “chocolate” weapon skin pack.
To us, $15 seems like a steep price for three hours of play and a few aesthetic bonuses. As such, we feel it’s time to remind you that you can still buy the Gears of War 3 season pass for $30. With that pass, you’ll be able to snag all of the post-launch DLC as it comes without paying anything more. If you’re a die-hard Gears fan who’ll likely be buying all the packs up regardless, landing this pass is a smart move.