The Xbox 360 Epic Edition of Bulletstorm will includes early access to the Gears of War 3 beta, Electronic Arts said today.

The Epic Edition will hit stores on Feb. 22 for $59.99 and also includes bonus in-game content like 25,000 experience points, visual upgrades for the game's leash and special weapons and armor.

"Epic is poised to break new ground in 2011 with Gears of War 3 and Bulletstorm," said Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. "With these two highly anticipated triple-A experiences comes a unique opportunity to do something to really excite players, and that's what we intend to accomplish with the support of Microsoft Game Studios and EA. This is for the shooter fans."