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Gears of War: Judgment Available for Pre-Order!

Microsoft and Epic Games today released the official Gears of War: Judgment box art and kicked off pre-orders at participating retailers. Set years before the events of the previous Gears of War trilogy,

Judgment centers on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus Cole. They are joined by newcomers to the Gears series, Sofia Hendricks and Garron Paduk, as they attempt to save the city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy.

Starting today, fans who pre-order “Gears of War: Judgment” at participating retailers will receive an exclusive in-game multiplayer weapon at launch, the six shot Classic Hammerburst. Now this highly feared and effective weapon is exclusively yours to wield when you pre-order the game.

Additional incentives will be available from participating retailers in the coming weeks, including exclusive multiplayer character skins Young Marcus, Young Dom, Anya and Alex Brand. Please visit Xbox.com and your favorite game retailer’s site for more information, and stay tuned in the coming months for more news on Gears of War: Judgment! To download the key art loaded with story hints, check HERE.

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    • Pepsi Blue

      Is the hammerburst not a regular weapon in this game? or is it just the skin? I loved the hammerburst, and it seems odd that you wouldn’t stick with the same regular weapons. So, whats so special about this hammer bursT?

      • http://twitter.com/LambentHammerB ❖Greg-Boddy❖

        This is the Hammerburst from Gears of War 1.
        Push fire – it fires in a 6 round burst.
        Gears 2/3 had it redesigned to be a single fire rifle due to them having difficulty balancing it in Gears 1.
        So they are 2 completely different guns.

        You have the single fire Hammerburst and also a burst fire Hammerburst. Entirely different.

        • Anon

          What he means to say is that you have the modder’s dream (2/3) and the actual HammerBURST (1)

    • Please :)

      Awesome. I hope there is also a beta too.

    • http://twitter.com/Sam_Fletcher_ Samuel Fletcher

      But this wont be able to compete with the current hammerburst that can be modded to 500 bursts per second

      • http://twitter.com/LambentHammerB ❖Greg-Boddy❖

        Failed trolling.
        Hammerburst in GoW3 is limited to 8 shots a second. That limit has remained however it gains heavier recoil per shot after the 3rd.
        Do you ever stop complaining about Gears? Do it on Twitter non-stop.

        • http://www.facebook.com/RNOMortaKai Matthew Porter

          Well done, Greg! If you hadn’t said something, I would have…

      • https://twitter.com/jGLZA_b00 jGLZA

        The current HB may not even be in GOWJ. This could be the only HB! #FingersCrossed

        • http://www.facebook.com/RNOMortaKai Matthew Porter

          It was already decided that all of the current weapons will be in Gears Judgement however the sawed-off and the retro lancer will be completely different (words from Epic at the reveal of the game). Sorry to burst your bubble, bud

      • BAIRD DROPPINGS

        Good point, this game will be modded within the year just like all the shooters out there. It’s funny how all these ” Angry Qwears Fans” get their panties in a bunch. Taking things oh so personal from people they will never meet in real life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brendon.borkman Brendon Borkman

      im def gonna buy this but how can you make a sequel to 3? The iummulsion is gone and the locusts have been murdered (In cold blood I might add)

      • http://saveandquitgaming.com Justin McFarland

        This is a prequel to the first Gears. It’s telling Baird and Cole’s story.

      • http://twitter.com/LambentHammerB ❖Greg-Boddy❖

        This is a prequel, not sequel.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wesleyswain Wes Swain

        Not a sequel :)

      • Brad Marlow

        This is a prelude to the GoW Trilogy….. (So before GoW 1)

      • http://twitter.com/AnimalNikki AnimalNikki

        do ur research, its a prequel, not a sequel.

      • Jonathan Rizo

        It´s funny how all these people felt the need to say the same thing repeatedly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MamelEGT Manuel Enrique Gordillo Trejo

      First multiplayer character skins and weapon skins, now full weapons?

    • Sebastian P

      So from what it looks like, it’s better to hold off on preordering in order to see all of the incentives and go with the one that we like best. Check.

    • http://twitter.com/EV0L0NE GEARS FREAK

      Yup pretty awesome announcement but lets see what players have to say about this weapon when they use it in MP

    • http://saveandquitgaming.com Justin McFarland

      Is there a list of participating retailers?

      • knowerofthings

        its usually Gamestop, Amazon, and Wal-Mart

    • TC

      It’s not a sequal to 3.. its a prequel to gears 1

    • Sny Whip

      “Set years BEFORE the events in the previous GoW games”… Can’t have same weapons in a prequel… Read!

      • http://www.facebook.com/RNOMortaKai Matthew Porter

        Yes they can, the guns have always been around (before the locust showed up) because they were developed to kill other people when humans were still warring amongst themselves.

    • REDE

      I need to buy it, but you can send it to México?? or only USA :C

      • sospe

        averiguaste? yo tambien lo quiero!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.leidig Brandon Leidig

      Alex Brand? ALEX BRAND! this game just jumped up on my must play now list.

      ill probably have to change my pre order though cause i doubt gamestop has her as their exclusive.

    • BadKharma71

      I hope this isnt just an attempt to keep Gears of War going and they run the series into the ground like every other game.

      • http://www.facebook.com/RNOMortaKai Matthew Porter

        Don’t worry, this is the end of Gears. Cliffy B already said that he was done making it after they showed Baird and Cole’s story since they had already gone over Marcus and Dom with the campaign.

        • Kite Flying Kantus

          With Cliff leaving Epic. That was a Sign for me that this is the end. I too am walking out of this game. Gears isn’t the same anymore as we obviously see here in Judgement.

    • http://twitter.com/ThundercrushR David

      A definite pre order, Nothing is like Gears! I’m just hoping they have a horde mode since many of us still play around 4-8 hours or more a day!

    • Re-UP Re-Cycled Re-TARDED

      .Lets be honest here. We’re on an internet site devoted to the discussion of virtual army men shooting other virtual army men. With everyone having hundereds and sometimes thousands of posts in months spans.

      A place where we discuss whats fair for virtual army men to kill other virtual army men with. Were we discuss the story involving virtual army men killing virtual army men. Oh and one set of virtual army men happen to also be crazy black magic sorcerous mutant lizard monsters and we shoot them with guns that have chainsaws on them.

      Please please please do tell me how that doesn’t make all of us in some way losers.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kingmaradona Erhardt Oetker

        best post ever… so true…

      • http://www.facebook.com/seano.prawno Seano Prawno

        if using a gun with a chainsaw on the end makes me a loser then so be it >:-)

        • DOMkey KONG Jr.

          Yeah me too. I’ll vote for myself too… makes me feel like a “winner”.

      • Mr. Dom Batic

        Ain’t that the TRUTH. Now I feel so low…oh well, I’m going to the gym.

    • yoyoyo

      that’s not even Alex Brand.. where’s the her redbone/bird tattoo?.. not even worth having her if she’s going to look like that.

    • knowerofthings

      u should make sure u make us all aware of what retailers have what…last time I didnt know about amazon and missed out

    • http://twitter.com/NephilV Ian P

      I don’t think I like the fact that it’s a pre-order that affects the gameplay… I liked the fact that the Gears bonuses for previous games were purely cosmetic and kept the playing field level while still giving you something special. The fact that every player has always had access to the same weapons in each mode made a very fair and very level playing field that’s rare in online shooters, where higher ranked players are literally given better weapons, creating a reverse handicap.

      But I love the classic Hammerburst and Gears is special to me, so I’m in.

    • http://twitter.com/TheSociety1 Dr.Carrot

      Young Marcus has no scar. He’s so beautiful now. I hope they have Young Adam Fenix.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003923904681 Michael Jones

      I…WANT…THIS…GAME!!!!!

    • pre ord queen

      Young Marcus available at
      Game.co.UK
      GameStop
      Young Dom
      Amazon.com
      Others in announced so far

    • Carmine’d

      These skins should not be having a changed color variant like the ones in gears 3, it’s not a great idea making dlc’s that have the same skins that most people already have. it just makes it pointless pre ordering it unless if you want the classic hammerburst.

    • JESSE

      look guys you guys are getting alot of complains for judgement and it hasnt even come out yet thats funny… why cant you guys put everything how it was like dont make the gnasher a pick up weapon just change the controls thats it… STOP MAKING IT LIKE CALL OF DUTY PEOPLE!!!!!! CROSS ARROWS ON YOUR SCREEN COME ON… THIS ISNT GEARS ANYMORE THIS IS LIKE HALO CALL OF DUTY AND GEARS PUT TOGETHER…. NO LIE THOSE GAMES ARE GREAT BUT THIS GEARS OF WAR AND ITS DIFFERENT… MAKE IT LIKE GEARS 1,2 AND 3 DONT CHANGE KEEP IT THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Silent DON

        i agreee!!!!!!!!!!! or they should at least make keep the same controls and give us a option to change it back. and i want my gnasher back!

      • DezXIII

        agree f***** haters . i love gears 1,2,3 pepople who doesnt are satisfied with the game sofar if they want it like cod buy f**** cod instead!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/xXFalconxX.J Jamike L Henry

      it basically shoots like how the gorgon pistol did in gears 2

    • joey

      if i can im going lancer and gnasher all the way