Gears Re-Issue Confirmed, Details Will Not Surprise You

Yes, once the details are up on GameStop, it's as good as confirmed, but Microsoft just sent out the official details on the Gears of War re-release, so we may as well pass them on, get everyone on the same page. No big surprises, since everything listed on the GameStop page was pretty much spot-on, but you may as well know that it's due on June 24, and will cost you $39.99. Full details after the jump, but before you go, Microsoft are extra-eager to let you know the PC-exclusive Brumak level isn't included, so don't bother clicking through bringing any crazy hopes or wishes with you.

"Gears of War" updated two-disc edition and price drop arrive in June

On June 4th, "Gears of War" will be offered at the new estimated retail price of $39.99 (Xbox 360) and $29.99 (Games for Windows) throughout the U.S. and Canada.

In addition to a new price tag, an updated two-disc retail version of "Gears of War" (Xbox 360) will arrive in the U.S. and Canada beginning June 24. The two-disc version includes previously released multiplayer map packs, the Annex game mode, and the ability to earn up to eight additional multiplayer Achievements worth 250 Gamerscore. Gamers will also get a taste of the highly anticipated sequel, "Gears of War 2," through trailers and other extras.

Two-Disc Version Contents:

DISC ONE - GAME DISC

DISC TWO - EXTRAS

Gears of War

• Map Packs 1 & 2

• Theme - 'Emergence Day'

• Gamer Pics - 'Gears of War,' 'Emergence Day'

Gears of War 2

• Trailers - 'Duel,' 'Assault'

• Theme - 'Bare Your Teeth'

• Gamer Pics - 'Crimson Omen'

"Gears of War," winner of over 30 Game of the Year awards, redefined the third-person action genre upon its November 2006 release and has gone on to sell 4.7 million copies worldwide. The struggle for survival continues this November with "Gears of War 2."

"Gears of War" is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.