Epic have released the opening cinematic for their upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive, Gears of War 3. For a series known mainly for its 'shoot first, shoot some more, then make sure it's dead by shooting it again' attitude. The third game seems more focused on survival, strategy and conserving precious resources like ammo, explosives, and possibly steroids.
Having sacrificed their capital city to destroy the Locust in the second game, the Gears have fallen on hard times as is apparant in the video. A new enemy, the Lambent, have emerged to threaten humanity's existence, the Locust are seeking revenge, and the Gears are being forced to defend themselves against insurmountable odds. Good thing they have those steroids.
Gears of War 3 will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360 on the 20th of September.