April 13, 2010 by Paul Curtin
Here it is, the world premier of the Gears of War 3 “Ashes to Ashes” trailer from CliffyB’s appearance last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Just like previous haunting Gears of War trailers such as “Mad World” and “Last Day” the latest “Ashes to Ashes” sets the perfect eerie tone showing a battleground filled with people who have been turned into ash statues while the peaceful Sun Kil Moon’s “Heron Blue” plays in the background.
The trailer shows off many new features such as a female COG character, a double barrel shotgun and a new tentacle-based lambent enemy. Out of all the new changes in the trailer, the most chilling is Dom’s new look. Many who watch the trailer might not even recognize the once clean-shaven friend of Marcus Fenix.
While running from Locust gunfire, Dom plows through the ash statues and ends up getting knocked down by an explosion, the camera pans in on his face to reveal a broken down changed man. Dom looks across the battlefield and sees the ash statues of a woman and her child, reminding him of his wife and family that he lost in previous games. As Dom is focused on the statue a Locust comes plowing through it. Instead of getting up and fighting back, Dom lowers his head as if he is tired of fighting and ready to die. Man, this game is going to be dark and I can’t wait for April 2011!