The Rich-Person's Edition of Gears of War 3 Includes a Statue and a Will

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On September 10 20, 2011, you will be able to buy Gears of War 3 for $60. But maybe that's not enough for you. Maybe you'll want more Gears in your life than a boring game disc.


Maybe you'll want some Gears paraphernalia. And an artbook written by a smart man. And a statue. And a flag. And maybe you'll want to be able to play online as hero Marcus Fenix' dad.

All that and more will be available in two special editions of Gears of War 3, announced by Microsoft today:

Limited Edition ($79.99 US) – The must-have for fans who want to celebrate the culmination of the trilogy, the Limited Edition includes:
• An Octus Award Box with Octus Service Medal – A 1:1 match in size and weight, this zinc-alloy cog-shaped medal replicates the award given to Adam Fenix in recognition of his work on the Hammer of Dawn. [Dimensions: 77 mm (3 in.) x 10 mm (0.4 in.)
• Exclusive Unlockable Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character – Each Octus Service Medal replica is engraved with a unique Xbox LIVE code that is the only way to unlock Adam Fenix in multiplayer.
• A fabric COG Flag – Proud colors that once flew above the House of Sovereigns.
• The personal effects of Adam Fenix, including his "Last Will and Testament," the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.

Epic Edition ($149.99 US) – The ultimate collection for hardcore fans who can't get enough "Gears of War 3," the Epic Edition includes:
• A Limited Edition Marcus Fenix Statue – Designed by Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna and expertly crafted by the artisans at Triforce, this fine PVC statue collectible makes the ultimate living room centerpiece for any true "Gears" fan. [Dimensions: height 285 mm (11.2 in.), diameter 225 mm (8.9 in. Weight: 1.7 kg (3.7 lb.)
The Art and Design of Gears of War by Tom Bissell - Through unprecedented access to the Epic Games team, acclaimed author Tom Bissell (Extra Lives) gives readers an incisive behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the most celebrated sagas in video game history with 96 pages of interviews, photos, concept artwork and more.
• Infected Omen Weapon Pack — Custom multiplayer skins for the game's five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun.
• All the contents of the "Gears of War 3" Limited Edition.


And, Spoons

These are starting to resemble the old Infocom games with their odd selection of pack-ins. As such, I think they should include a text adventure version of Gears 3:


You are standing in the ruins of a courtyard. Everything is very brownish grey, like all the color has been sucked out of it. You faintly hear a cover of a Tears For Fears song in the distance. Streets lead North and West.

>go north

Deserted Street

The walls of nearby buildings have been reduced to rubble, partially blocking the street. As you walk around a pile of rubble, you spot three Locust drones on patrol. They do not seem to have noticed you. A collapsed section of wall looks like it could provide some cover.

>shoot locust

(with the Lancer)

You fire at the nearest Locust. You have the element of surprise — he goes down quickly. The other two Locust utter alarmed gutteral sounds, and then quickly turn and start firing at you.

>shoot locust

You fire in their direction, but their combined firepower is too much for you. You should have taken cover, what do you think this is, Call of Duty?

You are dead.