October 20th 2011 6:00 am PT

Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow Game add-on coming Dec. 13th

New Gears of War 3 Game add-on announced today. Here are the highlights from the press release:

Gears of War 3Today, Microsoft and Epic Games announced “RAAM’s Shadow,” the new campaign experience for the award-winning blockbuster, “Gears of War 3.” Starring a cast of characters both new and eerily familiar to the series, “RAAM’s Shadow” will deliver more than three hours of gameplay set in a storyline that precedes the events of the first “Gears of War,” as well as six new multiplayer characters, the Chocolate Weapon Set and an additional 250 Gamerscore. “RAAM’s Shadow” will launch Dec. 13 for 1,200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, marking the second major game add-on for this year’s critically-acclaimed blockbuster, “Gears of War 3.”

Update: Yes, this game add-on is included in the Gears of War 3 Season Pass


Game Add-on, Gears of War By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/DrewSchneider92 Andrew Schneider

    wow. Dec 13. this is amazing. thanks Epic!

    • Anonymous

      They make money off of it, you know?

  • http://twitter.com/TurdFergus0n Mike LePage


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11310874 Steve Kohlbecker

    Might be time to get the season’s pass depending on the quality of the campaign add-on.

  • http://www.jumpstartmypc.com/ Chris | JumpstartMyPC.com

    Very nice!!!  I love how quickly they are putting out add-ons for this game.  It’ll be difficult to keep my attention with all of the other big releases on the way (Battlefield 3 and MW3), but EPIC is trying really hard and has my ear now.

  • http://twitter.com/Timodus Timo Tuiskunen

    400 MSP more expensive than the Horde Command Pack.

  • http://twitter.com/mick666 Mick

    Free for season pass owners?

  • http://twitter.com/jetztorm360 Fabian

    1200 you gotta be kidding i mean i already spent 2400 in the season pass, epic this is not fair with your fans. i prefer buy RE 4 and Code Veronica.

    • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

      If you already bought the Season Pass there’s no reason to complain, you don’t spent extra money on this it will be available to you because you own the pass…………

      • http://twitter.com/Micah_Roberts Micah Roberts

        If you purchase the Season pass, do you get to keep all of the DLC from that season or are you just leasing the DLC from that season?

      • http://twitter.com/jetztorm360 Fabian

        yeah yeah sorry i didnt read it and i forgot the season pass comes with 4 DLC. like i said i cant wait to play with tai kaliso. 

    • http://zacshipley.com/ Zac Shipley

      If you bought the season pass, this is part of it.  You don’t need to spend any more.  with these first two packs, your season pass is paid for, so everything else afterwards its like you’re getting for FREE.

      if that unfair to the fans?

      • http://twitter.com/jetztorm360 Fabian

        nope not at all actually im sorry i didnt read right jejejej im very excited play again with tai kaliso.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll buy gameplay addons, but not multiplayer addons. Thanks for doing this.

    • http://123kinect.com Legreffer

      Same for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephan-Tenspel/578534292 Stephan Tenspel

    Thanks, is this free for Season Pass?

    • Andy K.

      It is :)

  • Konrad Halabuda

    is this part of the season pass??

    • Andy K.

      It is :)

  • http://twitter.com/dibils Yusuf

    whats a chocolate weapon set?? is that a weapon skin/

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387824383 Danny DeSimone


  • http://twitter.com/carlroutledge Carl Routledge

    Yep AceyBongos confirmed it is part of the season pass

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    Yes, this included as part of the Gears of War 3 Season Pass. I updated my post to clarify that.

  • http://twitter.com/Mouktouk Mouktouk

    Is it going to be playable in coop? (especially the locust side)

    • http://www.facebook.com/jmarkiewicz Josh Markiewicz

      The whole DLC is 4 player coop. RAAM will have a contingent of locust officers :)

  • Jeremy Barancik

    Awesome! I’m loving the multiplayer for this game! I’m really happy that they are adding campaign levels too, the more I can milk out of my money the better!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregjthomas Greg Thomas

    Good news on this, glad I got the season pass now :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Howcroft/1496825008 Carl Howcroft


  • Stephen Boston

    Yes!  My Season Pass just paid for itself. LOL!

  • Victor Manuel Abreu Peguero

    Awesome, RAAM is the best!

  • http://twitter.com/rai199240 Raí Câmara

    Nice,i pay 80dolars in brazil and nor receive the complete game AMAZING ¬¬

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAKHWPNACVMTQFN7HTKPJFLRYU Raphael Braga

      Cara, conforme-se que brasileiro só se ferra…

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to fight against RAAM (Kryll and all) as a Horde mode boss. Maybe Skorge too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387824383 Danny DeSimone

    Can I get a OH HELL YEAH!?

    • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

      OH HELL YEAH!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAKHWPNACVMTQFN7HTKPJFLRYU Raphael Braga

    I still prefer new Arcade games much more than DLCs…

    • http://twitter.com/rai199240 Raí Câmara

      Só se lasca mesmo e ainda tiraram meu coment lol

  • Andy K.


  • http://www.behance.net/graphicwheeler Adam Wheeler


  • Anonymous


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  • http://www.facebook.com/zrabraham Zachary Ryan Abraham

    R.I.P. Kim…

  • Anonymous

    Soo psyked.. They’re really pumping out the DLC

  • Anonymous

    sorry but does this mean General Ram is back?

    • http://twitter.com/tweetythebird1 Raul Hernandez

      NOOOO! This Campaign DLC is BEFORE Gears of War 1! But RAAM may be one of the new playable characters for Gears 3.

    • http://twitter.com/tweetythebird1 Raul Hernandez

      NOOOO! This Campaign DLC is BEFORE Gears of War 1! But RAAM may be one of the new playable characters for Gears 3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stefangabbert Stefan Gabbert

    15 Euros for 3 hours of gameplay? Wow. This is a way to force people to buy those season passes.

    • Andy K.

      Better than 2 or 3 Maps ..

      • http://www.facebook.com/stefangabbert Stefan Gabbert

        But 4 maps for “call of money” cost 800MSP and it extends the playtime of a multiplayer game much more than this. Or how often do you play the same campaign? :)

        • http://twitter.com/ItzRoBBTheThird Bigg Robb III

          In this case with Arcade mode (along with mutators as well), quite a lot lol… campaign on this game as a very high replay… and if you got a lot of friends on your list then you’ll go through campaign itself multiple times without even counting arcade mode

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Felix-R-Perez-Rodriguez/664285247 Felix R. Perez Rodriguez

    I already have my season pass. These is going to be awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheRealDarthBrady Daniel Brady

    Don’t you all just love how they sell us a game for SIXTY dollars, and then sell us the rest of the game within six months of it’s release for even MORE money?! What ever happened to the days when it was already in the game at  release. and you didn’t have to buy DLC or Pre-Order to play it, all you had to do was play and unlock it?

    Thanks for nothing. I am tired of this raping of my wallet. I wont be buying any of this. Now if you want to do the proper and ethical thing and GIVE it to loyal customer like you should, fine. Otherwise I’m happy with the Million other things i could play for almost no money, if any.

    You people just keep shoveling money out of your wallets like lemming to support this. STOP IT. have some discipline and fight this nonsense. And for all who decide to not admit or argue this isn’t the case.. just get an xbox live gold membership, sign in, and count how many advertisements are on your main menu dashboard. the PAID service. Right now I have 28 advertisements on my xbox. TWENTY EIGHT ADS.

    And Why? because YOU PEOPLE keep praising and paying for it. And their research is so in tune to how stupid you all are, they Advertise it to death to keep it growing. Try doing some research yourselves into the bigger picture here. this is NOT good news Major Nelson. Thanks for ruining a gaming industry you never had a place in.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MSI2DJKWPBHL5KXSIPDYJ327XE Eric

      If you don’t like it, then don’t buy it.  It’s as simple as that.  According to your half-witted logic, DLC either shouldn’t exist at all, or it should be free, or it should only be released six months after the game has been sold for some moronic reason, and none of those alternatives are viable.  Most Gears gamers would agree that we already got MORE than our money’s worth when we actually purchased the game, and you want anything extra to be free?  That’s idiotic, and it’s not the way that the industry works, and insulting Gears fans that DO want DLC makes you look even MORE like an idiot.  Once again, if you don’t like it THEN DON’T BUY IT!!!  No one else will care one way or the other…

      • http://twitter.com/ItzRoBBTheThird Bigg Robb III

        I 2nd what Eric says lol

      • Anonymous

        Or they should charge for the first DLC which was already on the disc? It is almost like you are living in a free society where not everyone thinks the best way to honor Steve Jobs’ corpse is to buy an iPad, it is to give to cancer research.

      • http://profiles.google.com/apocacrux chris hernandez

        Those three things you mention, all are indeed viable, well perhaps not the aspect of DLC not existing at all, but it is not a requirement for EVERY game. Also, many developers still do give away free DLC, it’s only if they are a small or struggling studio that they should require payment for small DLC packs or more specifically for content to be unlocked on the disc.

        And releasing content six months later isn’t a great option but certainly good for those who don’t have enough money to buy a new game every month and would like to expand their games they already own, or to give them a reason to dust them off without much effort.
        While I agree that there are plenty of great games, such as Gears of War 3 which is well worth the asking price and more, and to pay for that DLC is simply donating extra money toward a company you love. I do not agree that it is idiotic to employ other method of DLC release.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C22GJMCYWP5BUALNMGCTLFUEHA O Malley

    It is kinda sad how the games industry is turning more to paid for DLC on a regular basis. They were fine when they used to be the “expansion pack for consoles”, but now it’s beyond that with several addons. It does alter my buying habits quite a bit – e.g. with Gears 2 I just bought it at launch, played on Live from launch and had a great time. When the single player addon game WAY later, I bought it because it would refresh the game.

    Now with Gears 3, already 2 substantial DLC packs have been announced/released… no point buying it now, I’ll just wait for the full complete GOTY edition. It means sacrificing multiplayer time as by the time I get it, everyone will be veterans. Oh well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Peterson/1409015868 Phillip Peterson

      The advantage to getting in on it early is having those several thousand matches under your belt for Seriously 3.0, but the thought of saving money by waiting for an inevitable/possibly GotY version is always enticing.

  • http://angryfacing.com Nick

    More DLC for Gears of War 3? Awesome! I understand that some people are saying that we are getting a bit cheated out of our money, but this is an expansion since it doesn’t have anything to do with the Gears of War *3* story. Instead, it expands on a story before Gears 1 which is fine. What I don’t like is the Horde Command Pack since it is all on the disc already… -_-

  • http://angryfacing.com Nick

    More DLC for Gears of War 3? Awesome! I understand that some people are saying that we are getting a bit cheated out of our money, but this is an expansion since it doesn’t have anything to do with the Gears of War *3* story. Instead, it expands on a story before Gears 1 which is fine. What I don’t like is the Horde Command Pack since it is all on the disc already… -_-

  • http://twitter.com/ItzRoBBTheThird Bigg Robb III

    They’re pumping out DLC by the dozen. I’m glad they’re coming out with all this content at a fast and timely pace. About 3% upset that the Horde Command Pack didn’t come with the game itself since it was on the disc, but hey… this game pays for itself without that on it. They did a hell of a good job on it. Campaign/Arcade, Horde, Beast, Versus… pssssh… this game is off the chain. 

    I will be buying all DLC that comes out for the game along with all the games that come out in November. Don’t know why ppl are complaining about DLC. DLC takes time to make… you gotta pay the people that’s putting their time and hard work in creating it. You want them to do it for free? We’re talking a large corporation here. If you don’t like it, then don’t buy the DLC… or wait until like sometime late next year when they release all the DLC on a single disc. Your complaining and telling people not to buy it is not going to work… ppl still going to purchase it b/c it’s Gears 3. It’s the best (that’s out until November at least lol)

  • http://twitter.com/ItzRoBBTheThird Bigg Robb III

    R.A.A.M. = Randomly Assassinates Asian Man lol

  • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

    I wonder if the open spot in the Heavies section of the Beast selection menu is RAAM. It better be, coz he’s awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/NathanielFrost1 Nathaniel Frost

    You don’t really get over things well, do you? You went above and beyond in your posting identifying clearly what you don’t like about today’s gaming landscape. But you really need to let this go, it’s not healthy to fixate like this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheRealDarthBrady Daniel Brady

      Some People are raised not to just let go and conform when something is wrong.  Thanks for your concern but I assure you I am neither unhealthy or fixated. I realize I cant win this. But I have the right to express my distaste, and I enjoy exercising it every once in a while.

      • Anonymous

        MS will probably kill your entire electronic library for that statement. So true, though. Sucks to buy a game now and know you are buying only about seventy percent of the developer’s effort. I applaud games like Super Meat Boy that give you a higher buy point yet give you more stuff a year afterwards for free. DLC is great for publishers, not so great for consumers. Unless you consume everything and love paying for it, cheers.

  • Anonymous

    And it is free like all Gears DLC cause it is on the disc!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1201753181 Tim Johnson

    Why is it that Gears of War 3 DLC can not be accessed by family members on the same console? All other DLC from other games share just fine, but Gears seems to be locked to only the original gamertag. I don’t feel like buying the same items 2-3 times to allow my family to enjoy them.