Now that the Gears 3 Beta is officially over Epic and Microsoft have released what exactly will be included in the Limited and Epic editions of Gears of War 3 when it ships this September. Each edition will come with various nick-knacks that only the most hardcore of Gears fans will admire. To be honest with you, most of the included schwag in these primo editions are nothing more than junk, but I still couldn’t help myself from buying the $80 Limited edition, which will give me at least one thing of interest, the Adam Fenix (Marcus’s Daddy) MP skin!
I found the inclusion of Adam Fenix in these editions to be quite curious considering he has only been heard in the game and not seen. It’s still not clear if the dude is dead, alive, or working with the Locust, so the fact that he’ll be a MP skin leads me to believe that we’ll be seeing him in some capacity during the Gears 3 campaign. Like I said, outside of the Papa Fenix skin most of the other crap included in the Limited and Epic editions of Gears 3 will be exactly that, CRAP! Although, the Epic edition will give gamers some exclusive skins for the 5 starting weapons in MP, so I’m sure they’ll cause a brief amount of envy amongst Gears 3 players.
The complete lineup of the included content in both the Limited and Epic editions of Gears 3 is listed below, as well as a video of some of the more finely crafted wares showing up in the Epic edition. Again, these bad boys will set you back at least 20 extra bucks for the Limited, and a hefty $90 extra for the Epic edition when compared to the regular retail release. Both versions are in limited quantities, so if you’re interested you better pre-order them now! You’ve been shown which Gears of War 3 package to pick up in September…
Epically Expensive Version Left, Limited Pricey Edition Right
Limited Edition ($79.99):
- Octus Award Display Box and Octus Service Medal – Replicas of the honors bestowed on Adam Fenix, Marcus’s father, for his work on the Hammer of Dawn.
- Unlockable Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character – Each Octus Service Medal replica is engraved with a unique Xbox Live code that unlocks Adam Fenix in multiplayer.
- Fabric COG Flag – Proud colors that once flew above the House of Sovereigns.
- Personal Effects of Adam Fenix – Includes his “Last Will and Testament,” the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.
Epic Edition ($149.99):
- Collectible Marcus Fenix Statue – The collaborative work of Chris Perna and the artisans at Triforce, this fine PVC collectible makes an evocative living room conversation piece for any true Gears fan.
- The Art and Design of Gears of War by Tom Bissell – Through unprecedented access to the Epic Games team, acclaimed author Tom Bissell (Extra Lives) gives readers an incisive behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the most celebrated sagas in video game history with 96 pages of interviews, photos, concept artwork, and more.
- All of the contents of the Gears of War 3 Limited Edition
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