London, Tuesday 22 nd January 2013 – Microsoft and Epic Games today unveiled a new “Gears of War: Judgment” video entitled “The Guts of Gears,” giving fans an in-depth preview of the most intense and action-packed “Gears” campaign yet. This new video for the highly anticipated Xbox exclusive, which launches in the UK on 22 March, 2013, is narrated by the game’s hero and fan-favourite Lt. Baird; offering a sneak peek at the wealth of exciting new campaign features, including the dynamic Smart Spawn System, new weapons, dynamic defense scenarios, Declassified Missions, new player rewards, and more.
Additionally, Microsoft and Epic Games also announced that initial launch quantities of “Gears of War: Judgment” will include a Games on Demand Xbox LIVE download token for the epic game that started it all, “Gears of War”*. Research indicates that more than half of the consumers who played “Gears of War 3” did so without having experienced the original title from Epic Games. This added bonus, a £19.99 value, offers veteran fans and newcomers alike a fantastic way to re-experience the iconic game that sparked one of this generation’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed franchises and connect with the prequel storyline of “Gears of War: Judgment.”
GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES
In a first for the franchise, all fans who pre-order “Gears of War: Judgment” from participating retailers will receive the Classic Hammerburst weapon in-game, providing a competitive advantage in the multiplayer experience. Additional retail-exclusive pre-order incentives are also available (for more information, please visit http://bit.ly/VbdSbp ):
- GAME: Emergence Day Marcus multiplayer skin
- Tesco: Emergence Day Dom multiplayer skin
- Shop2net: Alex Brand multiplayer skin
- Other select retailers: Anya (Gears of War 3) multiplayer skin
GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT ‘LOCK-IN’ EVENTS
UK gamers can win the chance to go hands on with Kilo Squad early, through a series of exclusive “Gears of War: Judgment” ‘lock-in’ events throughout February in partnership with GAME. The after-hours events, running nationwide from 3 – 27 February will give the UK gaming community an opportunity to experience the upcoming prequel to the franchise that has sold over 19 million copies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/10gzeRh
Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Epic Games and People Can Fly, “Gears of War: Judgment” delivers a riveting campaign featuring new characters, weapons and enemies, and new multiplayer experiences. The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 19 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times-bestselling novels, toys, collectibles, graphic novels, and more. To learn more about “Gears of War: Judgment” and the “Gears of War” franchise, please visit: http://gearsofwar.xbox.com “Gears of War: Judgment” will launch worldwide from 19 March 2013 (UK release 22 March).
*The original “Gears of War” was not sold in Germany due to ratings restrictions, and therefore is not part of this promotion. All tokens are restricted to region-specific markets and will only work in the region they were purchased in.
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