For those already suffering from post-Beta withdrawal, Epic saw it fit today to deliver the details of the Limited Edition packages for their upcoming title, Gears of War 3.
As noted in a previous post, Gears of War 3 will be shipped a "Standard Edition" variety as well as two special editions, namely a "Limited Edition" and an "Epic Edition."
The Limited Edition
o An Octus Award Box with Octus Service Medal – A 1:1 match in size and weight, this zinc-alloy cog-shaped medal replicates the award given to Adam Fenix in recognition of his work on the Hammer of Dawn.The Epic Edition
§ Dimensions: 77 mm (3 in.) x 10 mm (0.4 in.)
o Exclusive Unlockable Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character – Each Octus Service Medal replica is engraved with a unique Xbox LIVE code that is the only way to unlock Adam Fenix in multiplayer.
o A fabric COG Flag – Proud colors that once flew above the House of Sovereigns.
o The personal effects of Adam Fenix, including his “Last Will and Testament,” the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.
o A Limited Edition Marcus Fenix Statue – Designed by Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna and expertly crafted by the artisans at Triforce, this fine PVC statue collectible makes the ultimate living room centrepiece for any true “Gears” fan.As the centerpiece of the Epic Edition, you may want to check out the images released of the Marcus Fenix Statue before determining if you want to go all in on that version of the title.
§ Dimensions: height 285 mm (11.2 in.), diameter 225 mm (8.9 in.).
§ Weight: 1.7 kg (3.7 lb.)
o 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.
o Infected Omen Weapon Pack — Custom multiplayer skins for the game’s five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun.
o All the contents of the “Gears of War 3” Limited Edition.
The Epic Edition will only be available at Game and Gamestation in the UK. While the US list of exclusive retailers has not been released, Gamestop has been taking pre-orders for the Epic and Limited Editions since they were originally revealed.
Epic also released a video documentary today showcasing "The Wicked Workshop", the space in which Art Director Chris Perna designed the creatures which we've come to know throughout the Gears of War Series.
The Limited Edition will set you back £59.99/$79.99. The Epic Edition, on the other hand, will cost £99.99/$149.99. Gears of War 3 is still scheduled to be available through most of the world on September 20th, with Japan having to wait two extra days till it arrives there on September 22nd.