Gears 3 Is Almost Here

What is the deal with these Gears of War trailers and all the weepy, mopey music? Who’s idea was this?

The song in question in this new trailer is “Into Dust” by alt/rock band Mazzy Star, which Epic Games used to craft the latest — and likely final — trailer for Gears of War 3, which they’ve dubbed “Dust to Dust.”

Things on the planet Sera have never looked more bleak. For just a minute long, “Dust to Dust” sure packs in a lot of material, tracking the journey of best friends Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago — and the entire Delta unit — as they take the fight across every corner of Sera throughout all three games. The trailer features some of the trilogy’s most epic setpieces, set to yet another moody ballad that seems meant to highlight the doom and gloom of the storyline.

This is what, the third or fourth trailer from the series to feature emo music? Is the Gears of War trilogy destined to be a tragedy, a la Halo: Reach? Is there a chance that the good guys might not actually win in the end, but instead go out in a blaze of glory? Is that what the music is trying to tell us?

Guess we’ll find out on September 20th.

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