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Calibur11 and Epic Games team up for exclusive Gears of War 3 vault

Posted by: Russell at 6/28/2011 2:15 PM
Earlier today, Calibur11 announced that they were partnering with Epic Games to release an exclusive Gears of War 3 Vault that will be released in September when the game itself ships.  The Gears of War 3 Vault is a high-end, interactive case for the Xbox 360 Slim that will feature a high-definition "Bleed-Out" finish, controller cradel, and an LED Crimson Omen that will glow red whenever a player is downed by an opponent.

On top of that, to celebrate the launch of the Gears of War 3 Vault, there's a chance inside each box to win an authentic, life-size Gears of War COG armor suit replica with the Calibur11 logo.  The vault will run you about $90 with customized nameplates costing about $18.  That's not bad really, especially if you're a big Gears of War fan.


CALIBUR11 AND EPIC GAMES TEAM UP FOR
EXCLUSIVE GEARS OF WAR 3 VAULT
Interactive, Customized Case Ships at Game Launch in September
Chance to Win a Life-Size ‘Gears of War’ COG Armor Suit
 
DULUTH, MN, June 28, 2011 – Partnering with Epic Games, one of the premier video game developers in the world, Calibur11 today announced an exclusive Gears of War 3 Vault.  Available in September when the widely acclaimed game ships, the Gears of War 3 Vault is a high-end, interactive case for the Xbox 360 Slim that features a high-definition “Bleed-Out” finish, controller cradle and an LED Crimson Omen that glows red every time a player is downed by an opponent.
 
To celebrate the launch of the Gears of War 3 Vault, inside each box is a chance to win an authentic, life-size “Gears of War” COG armor suit replica bearing the Calibur11 logo.
 
“We are huge fans of the ‘Gears of War’ franchise and really wanted to raise the bar with our exclusive Gears of War 3 Vault,” said Coy Christmas, CEO of Calibur11.  “We believe we have succeeded in doing so with the addition of the different color modes and the Infected Omen which reacts every time you get downed or are revived in the game.”
 
Epic Games Vice President Jay Wilbur added, “The quality of the Gears of War Vault 3 is phenomenal, and Calibur11 has done a great job of capturing the spirit of the franchise and enhancing the overall experience.”
 
Gears of War 3” is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games.  Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War 3” plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival and brotherhood.
 
In the game, players fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. 18 months after the fall of the last human city in “Gears of War 2,” the war against the Locust rages on, but a new enemy has emerged.  Deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat, the Lambent, is infecting the planet from within.  With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they take up their Lancers to make one last push that will ultimately decide the fate of humanity.
 
The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 13 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times best-selling novels, an upcoming film and more.
 
Calibur11’s Gears of War 3 Vault for Xbox 360 Slim will be available at all Best Buy store locations, as well as all major online retailers, in September for a suggested retail price of $89.99.  Customized nameplates will carry a suggested retail price of $17.99.  More information can be found online at www.calibur11.com
 
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®.  Epic’s “Gears of War” franchise has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and won more than 50 Game of the Year awards.  Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the five-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award.  Unreal Engine 3 has also held the Develop Industry Excellence Award in its category for the past three years.  Additional information about Epic can be obtained at http://www.epicgames.com.
 
About Calibur11
Formed in 2010, Calibur11 specializes in innovative lifestyle accessories for the video game consumer, with a vision to create high-end products that satisfies the needs of gamers worldwide.  With more than 70 years of combined industry experience, Calibur11 is ideally positioned to deliver cutting-edge solutions that can be tailored to individual preferences.  More information can be found online at www.calibur11.com.
 
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