Today Jan. 28, 2013 Microsoft Studios announced that Xbox 360 owners who preorder “Gears of War: Judgment” from GameStop will get an “exclusive three-day early access” to the new OverRun mode on March 15, 2013. The public demo of “Gears of War Judgment” won’t be released to Xbox LIVE Gold members until March 19, 2013. You’ll have to be a GameStop PowerUp reward member and Xbox LIVE Gold member with at least 2GB of free space to participate.
All multiplayer experience points from the preview of “Gears of War: Judgment” will “carry over” for gamers who’ve bought and played the game in its release week.
OverRun is a thrilling new class-based competitive mode that pits Locust and COG soldiers in a head-to-head battle unlike anything “Gears” fans have experienced yet. An objective-oriented mode that lets five-player teams alternate between playing as Locusts and COG soldiers, OverRun marks the first time that a class-based, competitive multiplayer experience has been introduced in the “Gears of War” series.
You can view a video of the new mode here on YouTube.
In addition, gamers who preorder “Gears of War: Judgment” from Gamestop will get two exclusive preorder bonuses: Young Marcus character skin and Lambent weapon skin.
- “Young Marcus” character skin – Decorated war hero Marcus Fenix is the legendary leader of Delta Squad, a small group of COG soldiers responsible for saving mankind from destruction at the hands of Locust and Lambent forces. This exclusive character skin takes Marcus back in time, six weeks after the end of the Pendulum Wars, and during the chaos of Emergence Day – a time before he was hardened by his long imprisonment.
- Lambent weapon skin – This exclusive weapon skin lets you show off your grub-slaying exploits and customize select weapons with the emulsion of your fallen Lambent foes.
No matter where you preorder “Gears of War: Judgment,” you’ll get the Classic Hammerburst, “a fearsome and effective weapon that served as the standard-issue assault rifle of the Locust Army.”
“Judgment” features new “characters, weapons, enemies, and multiplayer experiences.” It hits retail shelves March 19, 2013. For more information about the game, visit www.GearsOfWar.Xbox.com.
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