Gears of War 2 Limited Edition Detailed, Pictured

BOOM widget 118707Microsoft has announced details and a packshot of the limited edition version of Epic Games' upcoming shooter sequel Gears of War 2 (360).

The limited edition includes a 48-page hardbound book entitled "Beneath The Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2," which contains character profiles, concept art, and a foreword by lead designer Cliff Bleszinski.

A bonus DVD packed with making-of video footage, design galleries with commentary by developer Epic Games and promotional videos including the E3 2008 trailer is also included, along with a code granting players a gold-plated Lancer rifle for the game's online multiplayer modes.

All the bonus content is packed in the standard SteelBook collectible DVD case, planned at a $69.99 price point--a $10 premium over the $59.99 standard version. Both the editions of Gears of War 2 will hit store shelves on November 7.