Rev up those chainsaw bayonets, folks. It's time for some Horde mode. Beast and Versus too. I guess. We all know Horde is where it's at though. Today ushers in the release of the Fenix Rising map pack for Gears of War 3, the third of four planned major DLC releases for Epic Games' September 2011 title.
In addition to adding five news maps to the game -- Academy, Anvil, Depths, Escalation and The Slab -- the pack also gives player four new character skins (Recruit Clayton, Thrashball Cole - Limited Edition, Savage Marauder and Savage Kantus - Limited Edition) and a new Re-up option, which is essentially the Gears take on Prestige Mode.
The Fenix Rising pack is available on Xbox Live now for 800 MS Points, or for free in-game if you happen to own a Gears of War 3 Season Pass. Remember, Pass-holders: do not choose any options to buy it; the game should prompt you to download the next time you fire it up!