| Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We may just be getting into the 2012 holiday season, but the work for the folks in the development and publishing industries, and especially the marketing and PR departments of said industries are already hard at work preparing for the coming year. That said, Microsoft and Epic Games announced the kickoff, today, of the pre-order campaign for Gears of War: Judgment, the upcoming prequel for the Gears of War franchise that takes players back to the aftermath of Emergence Day. The game is currently scheduled to release worldwide on March 19, 2013.
Pre-orders are being made available at participating retailers across North America (Xbox.com and EpicGames.com/Community will have more details about who those retailers are). Players who pre-order will receive an exclusive in-game weapon – the Classic Hammerburst – and whatever other retailer-specific content is offered. Additionally, Microsoft has said that there will be further incentives made available at participating retailers over the coming weeks, including Young Marcus, Young Dom, Anya and Alex Brand exclusive multiplayer character skins. We’ll have more on Gears of War: Judgment as information becomes available. For a special pre-order Classic Hammerburst trailer, click here.