Gears of War 3 Limited and Epic Editions detailed

Gears of War 3 players got a chance to play a multiplayer beta of the upcoming Xbox 360 third person shooter for the past few weeks. Now that the multiplayer beta is over, developer Epic Games and publisher Microsoft have revealed details about two special versions of the game that will be released alongside the regular edition.

Eurogamer reports that the Limited Edition of Gears of War 3 will contain a bunch of extra features. It will have an Octus Service Medal that will include a Xbox Live code that can be used to access an exclusive Adam Fenix model for multiplayer. It will also have a fabric COG Flag and the "personal effects of Adam Fenix", including his will. Gamestop lists the Limited Edition as being priced at $79.99.

However if you want to go all out for your Gears of War 3 experience you can pony up $149.99 for the Epic Edition. This edition, in addition to containing all of the content in the Limited Edition, will also have an exclusive Marcus Fenix PVC statue that is designed by Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna and sculpted by Triforce. The Epic edition will also have a 96 page behind-the-scenes book, The Art and Design of Gears of War, as well as the Infected Omen Weapons Pack that adds exclusive multiplayer skins for the game's first five weapons.

Gears of War 3, after previously announced for release last April, currently is scheduled for release for the Xbox 360 on September 20.

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I'd say it's worth it. I have a lot of respect for the developers and artists who have spent so much of their time to craft a game its status.

arukun14 said,
I'd say it's worth it. I have a lot of respect for the developers and artists who have spent so much of their time to craft a game its status.

Here here.

I hope they build an entirely new IP with the same longevity on their updated engine.

For people in the UK

“Gears of War 3” is available for pre-order today in three distinct editions - Standard (£49.99), Limited (£59.99) and Epic (£99.99).

I'm in for the Epic edition. It's not about being rich or retarded. Gears of War symbolizes a success for Epic, and their battle against Microsoft's game policies of the time.

Many other games would have been left in concept stage if CliffyB and the team didn't stand up for the lancer's chainsaw bayonett.

With the Gears franchise being one of the top selling IPs on the platform, it was a great move by Microsoft to submit.

I think the guys at Epic are doing a fabulous job, and while I may not want every game they make, I support them and the engine.
For those of us who know more about what's going on than the 30h of gameplay, this is a huge value.

I'm keeping my pre-order for the Epic Edition that I placed in February. Can't wait!

If only the gore in the game looked something like the gore in that screenshot.

EDIT: people above don't understand the meaning of the word 'collector' apparently, but that's okay.

$70 for what is probably a crappy statue (like all the others that have gene before it in previous different special edition games etc) a book of pictures and pack that is only bragging rights to show how rich/retarded you are. I'll pass thankyou

BeLGaRaTh said,
$70 for what is probably a crappy statue (like all the others that have gene before it in previous different special edition games etc) a book of pictures and pack that is only bragging rights to show how rich/retarded you are. I'll pass thankyou

I saw the model on XBOX facebook page video. Looks nicely crafted.
Plus, I am retardedly rich, and need some decorations in my office at work to remind me why I'm there.

BeLGaRaTh said,
$70 for what is probably a crappy statue (like all the others that have gene before it in previous different special edition games etc) a book of pictures and pack that is only bragging rights to show how rich/retarded you are. I'll pass thankyou

Well then. Im richly retarded. also probobly even more extensive since im buying the 140.00 dollar thing. Im standing my ground.

Horrible if you ask me. If you're going to bump up the price like that at least include with it some useful things. If you end up buying either of those Editions you have got to be a hardcare GoW fan.