“Dark Corners” isn’t a traditional bit of downloadable content. The upcoming Gears of War 2 DLC will be multiplayer heavy as per Epic Games standard, however, nestled underneath the seven maps is a new downloadable campaign mission. A mission with a twist, no less: go guns blazing or sneak. Recently, Cliff Bleszinski gave Major Nelson a rundown of the ninety-minute campaign slice and revealed that the DLC was originally “snipped” from the game.
"It's a 90-minute section that was actually snipped out of Gears of War 2, where Marcus and Dom are actually going to the Locust homeworld and they're basically suited up in Locust armor and have a choice -- because they knocked out a couple of Therons -- they can go in guns-blazing as they always do, Rambo-style, or they can go with a more stealth approach, so it's a little bit of stealth in the Gears universe," Bleszinski said on Nelson’s podcast.
"You get Achievements for playing the mode either way and it kind of plugs right into the main game. It's actually the first time we've done any sort of single-player DLC. It's kind of a test to see whether people dig it."
If the single image of the content holds true, the stealth approach will have Marcus and Dom donning Theron gear. We’re pretty sure the Locust don’t have lockers, so it’ll be interesting to see, at the very least, how the dynamic duo get their duds. (Flaying, ftw.)
Gears of War 2 “Dark Corners” hits with the "All Fronts" collection on July 28 for fifteen bucks.