Microsoft has released “Ashes to Ashes”, the trailer for the upcoming Gears of War 3 XBox game, to be released on April 8, 2011. The game created and owned by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios continues the struggles of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, still trying to battle the locust Horde aliens as well as a new threat, radiating from under the surface of the earth. The trailer introduces a first for the Gears of War trilogy, a female soldier.
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The Ashes to Ashes trailer was developed at agencytwofifteen (ex T.A.G.), San Francisco, by executive creative directors Scott Duchon and John Patroulis, art directors/copywriters Paul Caiozzo, Aramis Israel, Rey Andrade, agency producer Tom Wright, executive producer Hannah Murray.
Animation, VFX and editorial work was produced at Digital Domain by VFX supervisor Vernon R. Wilbert Jr, president Ed Ulbrich, executive producers Karen Anderson and Jeff Baron, senior producer Melanie LaRue, CG supervisor Tim Jones, coordinator William Lemmon, storyboard artist Dwayne Turner, editor Glasgow, previs artist Jonathan Niles Heckmann, technical directors Ryan Vance, Marten Larsson, Derek Crosby, lead animator Rick Glenn, animators Marc Perrera, Timothy Ranck, Bill Wright, lighters Margaret Bright-Ryan, Jon Gourley, Daisuke Nagae, lighter/modeler Matthew Bell, modeler Trisha McNamara, matte painter Daniel Thron, lead Flame compositor Christopher DeCristo, Flame compositors Lisa Tomei and Les Umberger.
Music is “Heron Blue”, by Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek).