Gears of War 2 Limited Edition Detailed, Pictured

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Microsoft 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.

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    July 22, 2008 4:08 PM

    The picture of the couple seems a little silly to put in.

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      July 22, 2008 4:17 PM

      i thought the exact same thing.

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      July 22, 2008 4:34 PM

      its the same asset that dom keeps waving into peoples faces when looking for his wife. in that respect its kinda cool having a physical representation of a game texture. Would of been better if it was a good asset though.

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      July 22, 2008 4:41 PM

      I will frame it

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      July 23, 2008 9:49 AM

      It helps give the game MORE DRAMA.