'Gears of War 3' cinematic sets the scene

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With the government in disarray and soldiers' outposts overrun by enemies, Gears of War 3's Lt. Anya Stroud introduces the game storyline in a new trailer.

The full game will be released for Xbox 360 on September 20 and, as well as wrapping up the current story arc, will institute four player co-op and an inverted take on the series' popular Horde Mode.

It's an early launch for one of the 360's biggest exclusives this year, well ahead of Forza 4 (October 11) and Halo Anniversary (November 15).

The PlayStation 3 goes with Resistance 3 (September 6) and Uncharted 3 (November 1); no-one really wants to go toe-to-toe with Battlefield 3 (October 25) nor Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (November 8).

Gears of War 3 - "We're All Stranded Now": http://youtu.be/_EQ-fQoDXwA