“Fenix Rising” is the name of the new downloadable content coming to Gears of War 3 on January 17th, adding five new maps, four character skins, and a new experience system.

Let’s get the skinny on this new experience system out of the way. It’s basically a way for players to unlock new emblems and skins that show off the embarrassing amount of time they’ve dedicated to the game. There will be three tiers : Plasma, Omen, and Electric. Each tier will feature a unique icon representing it letting the competition know how badly you mean business.

The five new maps include Academy, Anvil, Depths, Escalation, and The Slab. The new multiplayer skins include Recruit Clayton, Thrashball Cole, Savage Marauder, and Savage Kantus.

The “Fenix Rising” DLC will sell for 800 MS Points, or, will be included in the Season Pass if you purchased that. Check out the press release for more in-depth descriptions of the maps and skins.