News has come that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is now gold and ready to be pre-loaded. The game hits the stores on August 25th, but you got a full month to pre-load the game if you want to play as soon as it's unlocked.
There are two editions you can get:
- Standard Edition ($39.99 USD) – The landmark original Gears of War returns, offering a full digital game download, plus pre-order bonus items including the Adam Fenix and Civilian Anya multiplayer skins and Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin for use in multiplayer matches.
- Deluxe Edition ($59.99 USD) – The ultimate Gears experience. On top of the Standard Edition items, the Deluxe Edition also includes the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack featuring 10 different Animated Weapon Skins and 36 standard Weapon Skins, as well as the Civilian Marcus Fenix and Aaron Griffin multiplayer characters.
To mark this occasion, Microsoft has released the new opening cinematic for the game. It's got a few upgrades and I've also linked the original one below it if you want to see the difference.