Microsoft Corp. and Epic Games Inc.’s Gears of War 3 for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 horded the top five game pre-order sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division amid building demand for the sequel.
Amazon.com Inc. this week is offering a $20 Bonus with the pre-order purchase of Gears of War 3 standard SKU.
The Limited Edition SKU will include an Octus Service Medal, Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character, Infected Omen Weapon Pack, Fenix Family Mementos & Fabric COG Flag, and the Octus Award Box display case for the Octus Service Medal at $79.99.
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition includes Gears of War 3 Limited Edition, a collectible Marcus Fenix statue, The Art and Design of Gears of War, and the Infected Omen Weapon Pack – custom multiplayer skins for the game’s five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun at $149.99.
Microsoft in Apr. released the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta which includes three new multiplayer versus modes on four new maps.
In Gears of War 3, users fight as Marcus Fenix, leader of Delta Squad, 18 months after the fall of the last human city.
Epic Games Inc. in Oct. said Gears of War 3 will utilize dedicated servers to facilitate online play.
The dedicated servers are said to offer balance and optimized online play. In addition, the development team has made online code improvements.