The fate of Carmine lies in your hands! For the first time in franchise history, Epic Games and Microsoft are giving fans the chance to decide the fate of a character in â€œGears of War 3.â€ By purchasing avatar gear on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, fans and gaming communities around the globe will decide the destiny of the newest Carmine brother set to appear in â€œGears of War 3,â€ with all the proceeds going to the Childâ€™s Play Charity.
Keeping with the seriesâ€™ tradition, Clayton Carmine will be introduced in the trilogyâ€™s final chapter, and like Anthony and Ben, the newest rookie brother runs the high risk of meeting an early death. However, unlike in the previous games, the Xbox community will choose whether Carmine lives or dies by purchasing special â€œGears of War 3â€ avatar gear on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Starting July 29 two new avatar t-shirts will be available on the Avatar Marketplace on Xbox LIVE â€“ one shirt reads â€œSave Carmineâ€ and the other reads â€œCarmine Must Die.â€ By purchasing the â€œSave Carmineâ€ shirt, youâ€™re casting your vote to let Carmine live in â€œGears of War 3.â€ Conversely, purchasing the â€œCarmine Must Dieâ€ shirt means you want to see Clayton follow in the fate of his brothers.
Childâ€™s Play is a community-based games industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. Through their network of more than 60 hospitals and through the generosity of their community of donors, Childâ€™s Play raises millions of dollars each year to donate games, consoles and toys to sick children. The proceeds from the sales of the â€œSave Carmineâ€ and â€œCarmine Must Dieâ€ avatar gear and limited edition NECA t-shirts will go to Childâ€™s Play, so cast your vote, donate to charity, and get cool â€œGears of Warâ€ gear! Fans can get up to date information about the fate of Clayton Carmine by visiting www.gearsofwar.com.
Published by Microsoft Game Studios and developed by Epic Games, the â€œGears of Warâ€ franchise has won over 30 â€œGame of the Yearâ€ awards, sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and redefined the third-person shooter genre for this console generation.Â The â€œGears of Warâ€ series is exclusive to Xbox 360 and its riveting multiplayer action makes it one of the most popular titles on Xbox LIVE.Â The trilogy finale, â€œGear of War 3,â€ will release on April 5, 2011, only on Xbox 360.