Epic releases Gears of War 3 opening cinematic for some reason

Epic Games picked the completely random day of this Friday to release the opening cinematic for Gears of War 3, which you can view above. The video provides a smooth rundown of Gears of War lore while setting up the seaside skirmishes and Lambent clashes that apparently must be viewed now, during this completely irrelevant weekend. Watch Anya polish her weapon above, and please try to contain your excitement.

Oh, and Gears of War 3 officially went gold on Friday.

Epic celebrated with a cake.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.