Gears of War: Judgment preorders get in-game weapon

"Classic Hammerbust" weapon for multiplayer will be "exclusive" to those who reserve Epic Games' upcoming shooter.

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Gamers gearing up for Gears of War: Judgment who preorder the upcoming shooter will receive an "exclusive" in-game multiplayer weapon, Microsoft has announced. This gun is the "Classic Hammerbust," which appeared in the first Gears of War as a Locust assault rifle.

Additionally, players who reserve Gears of War: Judgment will receive bonuses depending on which retailer they visit. A full list of participating retailers will be published in the coming weeks, but Microsoft said multiplayer character skins will be up for grabs. These include Young Marcus, Young Dom, Anya (at right), and Alex Brand.

Gears of War: Judgment is due out exclusively on Xbox 360 March 19, 2013 and is the first entry in the series since last year's trilogy-capping Gears of War 3. Developed by Epic Games in conjunction with Bulletstorm studio People Can Fly, the project focuses on series soldier Damon Baird and will not use the Kinect.

For more on Gears of War: Judgment, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

47 comments
alavez27
alavez27

am really looking to buy this game am a big gears of war fan i think the pre-order bonus wont be reales in dlc like gow3 because is different company and i think there going release a beta because same reason different company 

 

tgwolf
tgwolf

The way that chick-thing comes across I would think that that blade and arm as a cyborg appendage wouldn't mar her humanity more than her looks speak to how her life mangles her humanity.

Zulu1Tango
Zulu1Tango

 @mokalid They will in time...chill out...Gears always has pretty good pre-order bonuses. Been a fan since part 1 and definitely looking forward to Judgement!

mokalid
mokalid

really ! shouldn't they put something more intersting so people can really pre order the game ?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Just need to read some of the comments in any console exclusive game to see how low the average IQ of Gamespot's community has gone. Also the result of letting 9 y/o kids use internet freely.  You fanboys must have a pretty sad existence, both sides.

skullomania2
skullomania2

They can pre order deezzzz nuts!!!! I'm sick of that laggy !#$ game! I thought Gears 3 was the last one anyway? and how come this isn't an add on DLC to gears 3?  No Thank You Microsoft!!!

theslovakian38
theslovakian38

wow... the hammer burst... how... great... way to dig deep epic, this gun is trash

eva02langley
eva02langley

Never played more than 15 minutes of the first game... could care less.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I'm getting this game on sale way down the road. Bulletstorm was fun, but not $60 fun. This is that developer, just using the GeoW franchise.

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

Oh my god! a new whole new weapon! wait is better than that because it can only be used in multiplayer! OMG...

thele
thele

Complete and utter nonsense. I pre-ordered Gears of War 3 for the "exclusives" too. And you know what Epic did? They made those "exclusives" available in the DLCs a couple months later. Don't fall for the trick folks -- Epic "exclusives" aren't really exclusives.

AiGeeEn1
AiGeeEn1

Gears will never be the same with Cliff gone.

projectpat72988
projectpat72988

Makes no sense because I don't even think Anya started training as a soldier until AFTER Gears of War 2. Thats going going to screw things up if shes in this game using guns.

ilantis
ilantis

Kinda sucks actually tht they are restricting a weapon for multiplayer, but anyway I won't be buying this GOW since it was supposed to be a trilogy, and as a matter of principle, since it's one of my favourite games, I will aknowledge only the first 3 and for what concerns me they can do what they want with this game.

TheBlackSpy
TheBlackSpy

Classic Hammerburst, not Hammerbust.

DarthLod
DarthLod

I am done with GOW. They are removing Horde and Beast (the only two online modes I liked) to add even MORE competitive garbage. So, I am done.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

some say that preordering has bonuses. i say preordering exclusive bonuses are punishment to those who do not preorder.

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

Hey MS how about some new IP's? Instead of rehashing the same old crap almost every year.

joce667
joce667

Wow i can just hear it now ' Mom please pre-order this game for  because i do not have the money and i will bug you until you say yes anyway " And then we get another yearly release of a franchise who i think is great but i am very concerned this will be the Revelation ( as in AC revelations ) that will kill the series for me the way Ubisoft did with AC  . Then we wonder why are we getting more of the same . Because it is so important to some people to have a skin , gun , or whatever other useless worthless crap they are giving you . What is the world coming to . 

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

Wait, ALEX BRAND!??!?!? I wanted her in Gears 3! Definitely pre ordering wherever her skin is offerred.

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

I dont know about this. Im interested but after Gears 3 and them releasing all the pre order skins free, I really hope everything is exclusive.

toddx77
toddx77

Oh wow an in game weapon and skins, I so want to pre order it now lol.

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

I wish the next Gears  they make wasnt about Baird there still unfinished questions about Marcus

maderrin
maderrin

Can't stand this retailer-exclusive crap. Skins and additional weapons don't mean squat for me. If I'm going to preorder, it will only be when there is something tangible in the box.

pokecharm
pokecharm

I'm curious if they'll do a widespread beta like they did for 3 - I can't even remember how many hours I wasted on that!

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

 @SolidTy I think what you meant to say was Epic games who made the last three is teaming up with the Bulletstorm devs.

Soul_Vanish
Soul_Vanish

@thele Actually the exclusive content is the Gold Lancer, Gold Retro Lancer, Gold Hammer burst, Pimped out Cole and Ebony skins. Which are earned in game only. Oh and Adam Fenix, and Flaming Nasher skins!

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @DarthLod They aren't removing, it's a different developer so to them, they are just getting the hang of this franchise.

 

Think Treyarch's transition to COD. Treyarch started with COD3 and then COD5 : World at War then followed with COD7 : BO, and now COD9 : BO2.

 

This is People Can Fly's first take on the GeoW Brand....which also means I'm waiting to buy it. I will buy it, but not for $60 full price. I follow Talent more than brands these days in movies, music, literature, and games.

TheologicVs
TheologicVs

 @DarthLod Yeah that does suck. I loved Horde. Sometimes it's nice to just play the game without competing. I didn't know Horde and Beast were gone but Halo took out Firefight and I hate that lol. 

ilantis
ilantis

 @DarthLod Really ? I saw a trailer and beast was in it, so I suppose horde is too.

thele
thele

 @PETERAKO I pre-ordered GOW3 for exclusives skins. Bastiches at EPIC made those skins available in the DLC packs a couple months later. I am NEVER Pre-ordering an epic game again.

GeneralBeanX
GeneralBeanX

 @PETERAKO Exactly. they are making and coding the gun to work at release. Why should I have to preorder to get it? This crap is getting old. I miss the good old days where preordering meant you got the same game as everyone else but with a tangible prize in the box.

 

thele
thele

 @joce667 skins and weapons will be available in the DLCs -- just like they did in GOW3... totally screwing over the pre-order crowd.

thele
thele

 @abnergoinbig Exactly why I will never pre-order an EPIC game again. My awesome "mechanic Baird" Pre-order skin became a f!#%ing DLC a couple months later.

TheologicVs
TheologicVs

 @pokecharm I highly doubt it. It seems like it'd be useless. I mean GoWJ seems to be essentially the same thing as GoW3 plus some new features and modes. I don't expect them to actually need much help with the polish. It'd be nice and super fun though.

SolidTy
SolidTy

@xXxIRyanxXx

That's the new sales/PR pitch at least, but no, I don't mean that. EPIC will help with this like they did Bulletstorm, not much changing. This is primarily a People Can Fly game with GeoW universe and with EPIC in the wings making sure story works out. EPIC themselves are busy with their projects.

Either way, I'm getting this game on sale down the road...unless this game hits AAA stats at metacritic, but I think it will be more in the AA range. Just wait.

We recently saw the same thing with Bungie to 343's transition. 343 scoring 87/100 at Metacritic for Halo 4. Different devs.

 

Oh yeah, btw...Roddy F and Cliffy B are gone from EPIC.

Soul_Vanish
Soul_Vanish

@1337hackz @AiGeeEn1 Fuck Cliff??? Bitch FUCK YOU!!! Cliff re-defined multiplayer and co-op game play! When he created horde mode. . .EVERYONE from Halo, Call of Duty, Mass Effect, and Resident Evil all cashed in on his idea! Cliffy B is a legend! Now go back to your wii mote and play some fucking wii sports!

DarthLod
DarthLod

 @ilantis Not the same Beast and Horde from GOW3. They made it competitive now. Group against Group, not CO-Op against computer.

AiGeeEn1
AiGeeEn1

 @Tribesmaster  @DesertEaglex24  I Approve this comment!! hahahaha... oh yeah nothing like playing Horde and hearing birds squawking and dogs barking in the background while hearing mexican rap..gota love it.

Soul_Vanish
Soul_Vanish

@ChiefReaver @1337hackz @AiGeeEn1 Mythic, great game but I did say RE-defined. On a side note folks, Cliffy and Rod F where involved with 80% of Gears of war Judgement dev.