Gears of War 3 collectors' editions detailed

$150 Epic Edition includes 11x9 Marcus Fenix statue, behind-the-scenes documentary; $80 Limited package has 1:1 Octus Service Medal.

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Epic Games went over the top with its Gears of War 2 collector's edition bundle in 2006, offering a life-sized replica of the game's iconic chainsaw-bayonet rifle, the lancer. For Gears of War 3, Epic appears to be approaching the game's Epic and Limited Edition bundles in a more conservative fashion.

The centerpiece of this year's $150 Gears of War 3 Epic Edition will be a limited-run Marcus Fenix statue. Designed by Epic Games art director Chris Perna and fabricated by Triforce, the statue weighs 3.7 lbs. and measures 11.2 inches by 8.9 inches.

Legal documents are just one of the pack-ins for Gears 3's Epic Edition.

The Epic Edition also includes a behind-the-scenes book by Tom Bissell, which offers 96 pages of interviews, photos, and concept art. Gamers will also find some in-game content by way of the Infected Omen Weapon Pack, which includes multiplayer skins for the lancer, retro lancer, hammerburst, sawed-off shotgun, and gnasher shotgun.

The Epic Edition will also include all of the contents of the $80 Limited Edition. The headline pack-in for this package is the Octus Award Box with Octus Service Medal, which is a life-sized replica of the honor given to scientist Adam Fenix for his work on the Hammer of Dawn. The bundle also includes a code redeemable for the Adam Fenix skin in multiplayer, personal records of Marcus' father, and a fabric COG flag.

Gears of War 3 will be available for the Xbox 360 on September 20. For more on the Epic and Limited editions, check out Epic's latest developer diary, below.

Discussion

66 comments
dinslacck
dinslacck

the epic and the limited edition are only for gamers that have too much money and diehard fans of gears.. like me.. lol.. getting the epic edition!

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

for epic edition a t-shirt and COG tag, for limited edition COG tag and comic

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Thankfully I made my preorder of the Epic Edition last week. Can't wait.

Packgator
Packgator

@vader501st Oh my god, your sister is dang beautiful. haha :)

vader501st
vader501st

Oh my god, this thing is damn beautiful.

majin_lebeau
majin_lebeau

wrote my last comment off of memory, this time I researched. Gears Of War won multiple Game Of The Year Awards, even competing with LOZ Twilight Princess. I am voting for Gears Of War 3 this year as GOTY, and it has not been released yet.

majin_lebeau
majin_lebeau

@ blancobo, i agree with you except that you did not mention that the reason Uncharted's cover feels like Gears of War is because it copied it. Most next gen games copied it cause Gears Of War was the first "next gen" breakout hit and new franchise of this generation in 06. This b4 CODMW came out and everyone copied them.... sad.

stomponyahead
stomponyahead

Yep, then The PENDULUMN WARS prequel will come out, which will cover the background about Adam fenix and Helena stroud.This is not the last game folks.lol

blancobo
blancobo

This is so much better than any CoD game that it is sad that because of the platform exclussivity, it will not surpass and reach a broader market than MW3. The Gears series to this day, is one of the best selling points of the Unreal Engine and one of the true displays of the capabilities of the 360 hardware/software combo, regardless the lack of BD. I took out of the shelves Gears 1 and was amazed at the detail and quality of the game so far back as 2006. It is simply amazing. This series is great in its own sense, though very similar to Uncharted on the whole cover system... it is very original on the story elements and the action adventure part combined to the horror them derived from the monsters. This one is a no brainer for day one!. The Art Director simply owns the coolest stuff, Man that weapon looked awesome! September will be packed with Gears3 and Resistance3. November MW3, competing with Uncharted3 (which is another example of a platform exclussive astounding game), and so many others...

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

The statue looks pretty cool

Georg_Maximus
Georg_Maximus

I was hoping for an inflatable life-sized Anya :D

gearsplayer11
gearsplayer11

im going to get it, I mean my life is gears of war so I think I can live with $150 out of my bank

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

definitely the epic edition, i mean, why the hell not it's the last of the trilogy

acasero44
acasero44

I like Gears but $150 is way too much for an action figure, a couple of meaningless paper and cheap plastic medal. Ive seen better deals for $100. If i buy it ill just stick with the regular version

blackwing55
blackwing55

I want to preorder it but 150$ is alot for a game but it looks so cool i know ill buy this the day it comes out if i don't get the 150$ one!!

bluewaterfamily
bluewaterfamily

It's about time Epic told us what would be in this $149 version! For goodness sake I've had it preordered all this time but didn't know what I was getting. That was kinda cheesy since you needed to preorder the item in order to use the Gears of War 3 beta. I'll keep my collectors edition preordered. I love my big helmet of Master Chief that came with Halo 3. And I love the statue that came with Halo: Reach. So, I think I will probably like this collectors thing, too. The $80 edition is the one that will probably be most popular though. You get all that extra stuff for just $20 more.

wyan_
wyan_

will not buy lol!

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

10 years from now people will look at your cool statue and say "Who's Marcus Phoenix and whats Gears of War 3?"...nice looking art though.

darythe1
darythe1

this is the last one !! guys , epic studios is not like bungie..............

darythe1
darythe1

i never buy a collectors a for me, this is going to be mii first ,couse gears it going to blow my mind!!!!!!lol.. $150!!!! here i go!!

coylenintendo
coylenintendo

I think I'll just stick with buying the game instead of getting the nerdy collector items.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

colectors for me, the statue is not Carmine

wolf0
wolf0

i go for the $80 $150 is alot buy a new game

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

@KrazzyDJ Dude I agree that is f'ing nuts. I have mine reserved but that is 3 games.

wisebandit
wisebandit

Uhhhhh... There is a flag... "smoke bomb"....WHO STOLE THE FLAG...hehe

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

A mini statue and a booklet at the price of Kinect ??? Now I know fans would love it but for a simple gamer, that is too much !!!

benjaslehi
benjaslehi

And people complain about the 3DS being $250, at least it's a system, not just a game with an action figure and a bunch of papers...

pokecharm
pokecharm

glad I reserved my epic copy already - awesome!!

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

You all should lay off Gamespot for their typos, sometimes they get backed up and have a deadline to hurry and release news, besides, ANYONE can typo, i do all the time if i write too fast, prolly the persons problem too, all my friends typo also, and im sure you do too

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

well, unlocked Cole Train from Beta, just gotta get Adam for the full list of characters, ill save up for the Epic Edition, seems awesome, i do love the Gears story so this book will intrest me alot

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

this actually looks like a collectors edition i would be interested in, thats pretty rare these days

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

Save for the statue, this actually seems like a nice bundle. Then again, these kinds of special editions are generally for the biggest of fans, who I'm sure would like it.

H0rr0rG4m3r
H0rr0rG4m3r

cool and Gears 2 didnt come out in 2006 :/ lol fail for gamespot.

Samox
Samox

Kind of pricey, but one of the better Collectors' Editions of a game I've seen in awhile.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I have a friend , well he is my best friend, which has OCD, and he has to get everyone of these collectors editions. I feel sorry for him, although I envy his epic game room!! So many games,toys,movies, and other awesome collectables to make you drool! I may not have the cheddar to get this though.

RonTorque
RonTorque

Marcus' statue looks badass.

DarthTall
DarthTall

Uhh...Gears 2 didn't come out in 2006.

gimlifn
gimlifn

wow this looks great. a little expensive but with triforce making the statue it will be quality. great job guys looking forward to 9/20/11.

drokmore
drokmore

Pretty serious tag, but that is some nice craftsmenship

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I'll be happy with the usual 2 disc version of the Gears of War 3 game. Got that for Gears of War 1 and 2. So I have to get the third 2 disc version for 3. September 20th 2011. We eventually arrive.

Malckeor
Malckeor

Halo: Reach's legendary edition was different because it was Bungie's last Halo game, so the Legendary Edition was a must-buy. But this? Ehhhhh.... I'll probably just get the limited for the Omen weapon pack.

organbank
organbank

Pfft. Save your money for Warhammer 40000: Space Marine.

advanracer
advanracer

ronaldmcreagan :: So whats a 50 year old man like you doing here ..giving everyone advice.? Maybe you're on the prowl. LMAo..

ronaldmcreagan
ronaldmcreagan

If you guys were 10 years old, you know you'd want this. This is a great gift to give to some young gamers. If you're 16+ and are buying this, then chances are you also attend Star Trek conventions and you will die a virgin.