According to Epic, over half of Gears of War 3 players never played the original game. The original Gears is a 6.3GB download valued at $20. Gears of War: Judgment will launch on March 19.
Original "Gears of War" Games on Demand tokens will be included in early copies of "Gears of War: Judgment," offering fans and newcomers alike a fantastic way to experience the iconic game that started it all
Microsoft and Epic Games today unveiled a new "Gears of War: Judgment" video entitled "The Guts of Gears," giving fans an in-depth preview of the most intense and action-packed "Gears" campaign yet in the highly anticipated blockbuster, which launches worldwide on March 19, 2013. Narrated by the game's hero and fan-favorite character Lt. Baird, the video offers a sneak peek at the wealth of exciting new campaign features, including the dynamic Smart Spawn System, new weapons, dynamic defense scenarios, Declassified Missions, new player rewards, and more.
Additionally, Microsoft and Epic Games also announced that initial launch quantities of "Gears of War: Judgment" will include a Games on Demand Xbox LIVE download token for the epic game that started it all, "Gears of War," in all worldwide regions except Germany.* Research indicates that more than half of the consumers who played "Gears of War 3" did so without having experienced the original title from Epic Games. This added bonus, a $19.99 value, offers veteran fans and newcomers alike a fantastic way to re-experience the iconic game that sparked one of this generation's most beloved and critically-acclaimed franchises and connect with the prequel storyline of "Gears of War: Judgment."
Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Epic Games and People Can Fly, "Gears of War: Judgment" delivers a riveting campaign featuring new characters, weapons and enemies, and new multiplayer experiences. The "Gears of War" series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 19 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times-bestselling novels, toys, collectibles, graphic novels, and more. To learn more about "Gears of War: Judgment" and the "Gears of War" franchise, please visit: http://gearsofwar.xbox.com "Gears of War: Judgment" will launch worldwide on March 19, 2013.
*The original "Gears of War" was not sold in Germany due to ratings restrictions, and therefore is not part of this promotion. All tokens are restricted to region-specific markets and will only work in the region they were purchased in.
The "Guts of Gears" video can be found under the "Video" tab on the Xbox Press Site and a new screenshot on the "Artwork" tab: http://press.xbox360.com/gears-of-war-judgment