Last year, the Legendary Edition of Halo 3 took advantage of the most diehard of the series' diehard fans by charging them $129 for a bundle that included the game and replica Spartan helmet packaging. Microsoft is pushing the upper limits of pricey premium packages a little further with this year's Xbox 360 sci-fi shooter sequel, Gears of War 2.
Amazon.com is now taking preorders for an exclusive Gears of War 2 bundle that includes the game and a lifesize replica of the series' iconic chainsaw-bayonet rifle, the Lancer. The package sells for $139.99 and comes with the regular edition of Epic Games' third-person shooter, although gamers can tack on an extra $10 to get the limited edition of the game instead.
Pulling the trigger of the replica Lancer will cause the gun to vibrate and emit a chainsaw-like noise (3 "C" batteries required). Other features include a removable clip and an adjustable side handle on the rifle. The prop gun was designed by NECA, the company behind the Gears of War action figure line, and created from the 3D model used in the game. The group also sells Gears-branded messenger bags, hats, and keychains.