Today, Epic Games and Microsoft announced that “A Call to Arms,” a three-map pack DLC for Gears of War: Judgment will be released on Tuesday, April 23 in North America, with a worldwide release date of April 30. The DLC will also offer up a new “Master at Arms” mode, as well as six armor and gun skins, so you can make your Gears dudes all fashionable and cool looking.
So what are these maps? I’m glad you asked. Because THESE are those maps:
Terminal: The speed and ferocity of the Locust invasion took Halvo Bay completely by surprise. Residents scrambled to evacuate by every means possible, and COG forces were called in to maintain order as martial law was enforced. However, the Locust showed no mercy, and gave no quarter; they swept through train terminals like this one to take advantage of the close quarters and sheer number of defenseless humans trapped within its walls. Sometimes, COG forces could hold the line long enough for a final evacuation, but too many lost their lives in defense of the people and the land they loved.
Blood Drive: As casualties started to mount, the staff at Halvo Memorial quickly began what would become the largest triage effort in the history of Sera. Their “Give Blood Today” campaign inspired a global blood drive in support of COG forces and wounded civilians. Sadly, Halvo fell quickly, and the hospital became a battlefront instead of a sanctuary. The seed of hope was planted, however, and government-run Memorial hospitals across the country mobilized to keep the effort alive until Jacinto Memorial was the last standing bastion of hope for the people of Sera.
Boneyard: The concept of traditional memorial services had to be suspended due to the constant stream and alarming volume of casualties as Sera fell victim to the Locust Horde. Memorial grounds quickly became boneyards. Unmarked holes became grave sites and mausoleums were filled with the nameless remains of the fallen, their skeletons piled into heaps. Tread lightly, you never know what, or who, you’re walking on, and one day you’re bound to join them.
The pack will set you back 1000 Microsoft Points, also known as $12.50 in actual money. If you have a season pass, though, you’re good to go, and there’s more DLC on the way sometime in the near future.
And while you’re here—screenshots. Boom: