Gears of War 3 Epic and Limited Editions First Look

Microsoft and Epic Games have formally announced that Gears of War 3, like its predecessors, will receive the Limited and Epic Edition treatments for Xbox 360.

The Gears of War 3: Limited Edition is priced at $79.99. It includes an Octus Award Box with Octus Service Medal, a 1:1 match in size and weight zinc-alloy cog-shaped medal that replicates the award given to Adam Fenix in recognition of his work on the Hammer of Dawn; an exclusive unlockable Adam Fenix multiplayer character; a fabric COG flag; the personal effects of Adam Fenix, including his “Last Will and Testament,” the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.

The Gears of War 3: Epic Edition will run you $149.99. For the extra $70 you’ll get all of the above plus a Limited Edition Marcus Fenix statue designed by Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna and expertly crafted by the artisans at Triforce measuring almost a foot tall and weighing 3.7 lbs; The Art and Design of Gears of War by Tom Bissell with 96 pages of interviews, photos, concept artwork and more; and the Infected Omen Weapon Pack, custom multiplayer skins for the game’s five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun.

In addition, Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna takes you inside his shop and shows off some of the life-size Locust busts and artwork used to develop Gears of War 3 in the Workshop video below. Be sure to watch it, then click the Gears of War 3: Epic Edition image to view a nice high resolution version of its contents.

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