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.

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.

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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!