Gears of War 3’s Two Epic Collector’s Editions

Gears of War 3 launches worldwide for Xbox 360 on September 20th, and will be available in three versions: the plain ol’ standard edition for $60, an $80 limited edition, and a $150 Epic Edition containing the limited edition goodies along with a PVC Marcus Fenix statue and a 96-page ‘Art and Design of Gears of War’ book.

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  • Limited Edition ($79.99 US)—A must-have for fans who want to celebrate the culmination of the trilogy, this edition includes:
  • -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.

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  • Epic Edition ($149.99 US)—The ultimate collection for hardcore fans who can’t get enough Gears of War 3, this edition includes:
  • -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.

    -The Gears of War 3 Limited Edition—Nuf said!

    A new ‘Making Gears of War 3’ ViDoc has also been released today, taking you behind the scenes at Epic’s Wicked Workshop art studio. Watch for a peek at the collectible statue as well.

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