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Pre-Order Mania!


By Coxxorz - Posted on 07 September 2011

We seem to be coming up on a wave of major new game releases this season, so what better time to create a regular feature to make sense of all the preorder offers out there? None! There is none better time. Let's start the ball rolling with Gears of War 3!

So here we go, once again in glorious HTML-Vision™.


GEARS OF WAR 3

Release date: 20/09/2011

Standard Edition:

Store Price Deal Goodies Note:
Best Buy 59.99

• 800 Reward Zone bonus points ($10 value)

• Free shipping

Free Mechanic Baird character skin*

n/a
Best Buy Midnight Launch 59.99 n/a

• Free Gears T-shirt*

*See notes below

n/a
Future Shop 59.99

• Free shipping

Free Curb Stomp First Aid Kit*

*No longer listed on website

Free Mechanic Baird character skin*

*No longer listed on website

• $10 towards Rage (whatever that is)*

*In-Store only

n/a
Future Shop Midnight Launch 59.99 n/a

Free Steelbook case

n/a
EB Games

59.99

n/a

• "Commando Dom DLC"

n/a
Dell Canada

49.99

• Free shipping n/a



Limited Collectors Edition:

Store Price Deal Goodies Note:
Best Buy 79.99

• Free shipping

• Possibly bonus RZ points

• Octus Award box & service medal

• Unlockable Adam Fenix MP guy

• COG Flag

• A bunch of paper

n/a
Future Shop 79.99

• Free shipping

Free Curb Stomp First Aid Kit*

*No longer listed on website

• Octus Award box & service medal

• Unlockable Adam Fenix MP guy

• COG Flag

• A bunch of paper

n/a
EB Games

???

n/a n/a n/a


Epic Edition:

Store Price Deal Goodies Note:
Best Buy 149.99

• Free shipping

• Possibly bonus RZ points

• Marcus Fenix statue

• Art & making of book

• 5 weapon skins

• Octus Award box & service medal

• Unlockable Adam Fenix MP guy

• COG Flag

• A bunch of paper

n/a
Future Shop 149.99

• Free shipping

Free Curb Stomp First Aid Kit*

*No longer listed on website

• Marcus Fenix statue

• Art & making of book

• 5 weapon skins

• Octus Award box & service medal

• Unlockable Adam Fenix MP guy

• COG Flag

• A bunch of paper

n/a
EB Games

???

n/a n/a n/a


Misc. Crap:


Gears of War 3 Tritton Surround Sound headset
- Dolby 7.1 surround sound
- "Official" artwork, pulsating red LEDs
- $199.99, and it's not even wireless. get the Turtle Beach DX11 on sale for $99 instead, unless you have a kitty
- Best Buy exclusive


Gears of War 3 Calibur Vaults "armor"
- Not quite sure what this is: Case mod? Skin? Faceplate?
- PROS: Looks cool
- CONS: $99.99
- Available at Failure Shop


Gears of War 3 12 Month Xbox Live Gold card
- Same price as regular Gold card, but appears to include 2 bonus months
- Special Gears 3 design, strategically obscured with stickers and warning labels
- Available at Failure Shop


Gears of War 3 T-Shirt
- Exclusive to Best Buy - so far
- Given away FREE with purchase of any edition of GoW3, starting with midnight opening, until supplies run out
- Min. 25 per store, 100 per midnight opening store
- There is only one store in all of Frickin' Ottawa doing a midnight launch, so you'll probably have to line up at dawn to fight the bleary-eyed teens for yours.


Gears of War 3 Steelbook
- Exclusive to Future Shop
- Given away FREE if you preorder, limited quantities thereafter†
- If you have already preordered at FS, you will automatically get this
- It's an empty metal box, there is no extra copy of the game inside


†UPDATE: You will no longer automatically receive this item with your preorder.
There are only 6,000 available chainwide, and you must now attend the midnight launch at one of these stores in order to get it!*

*That's strike TWO, Future Shop.


Gears of War 3 Curb Stomp Kit
- Includes collectible Gears of war 3 themed Tin Container and 24 bandages
- Another Future Shop exclusive
- Given away FREE if you have a preorder at FS
- If you have already preordered at FS, you should automatically get this



†UPDATE: You will probably no longer automatically receive this item with your preorder.
The game listing no longer mentions the kit as a pre-order bonus, however the kit remains on the site as an add-on item (for $9.99) when purchased with a copy of gears of War 3. Attempts to order it separately will be cancelled without notice.


Gears of War 3 Console Bundle
- Custom Gears of War 3 artwork
- 320GB hard drive
- 2 matching wireless controllers
- Standard edition of Gears of War 3
- Downloadable weapon skins and Adam Fenix character
- Wired headset
- Power and Eject buttons make gears of War sounds

Available at:
- Best Buy - $399
- Future Shop - $399
- EB Games - $399
- Dell Canada - $379


Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller
- Custom Gears of War 3 artwork
- Wireless
- Nice box


Available at:
- Best Buy - $69.99
- Future Shop - $69.99
- EB Games - $59.99


Gears of War 3 Retro Lancer Replica
- Created from actual 3D game data
- Over 3.5 feet long
- Machine gun sound effects
- Hand painted detail/weathering/blood
- Cheaper than Blackwalt's


- EB Games (Gamestop) Exclusive - $99.99

Akuf's picture

Lancer no longer available!

Not even on the U.S. site either!

http://www.gamestop.com/toys/gears-of-war-3-retro-lancer-replica-gamesto...

Coxxorz's picture

I like how they just delete all reference to the product on their site.

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