Gears of War 3 nails down release date

After much flipping and flopping, Xbox 360 meathead shooter Gears of War 3 has a solid, definitely-happening-this-time release date: September 20th, 2011.

That’s a global date apart from Japan, whose gamers will be showing mild disinterest in the title from September 22nd, before replacing it on the shelf and buying more Dragon Quest games.

This news was tweeted by Microsoft community boss Graeme Boyd, and as Gears of War 3 was recently voted North America and the UK’s most anticipated game of 2011, a few of you are probably keen to know.

[@AceyBongos, via Eurogamer]