The Gamestop website has posted a listing for the Limited Edition of the upcoming Xbox 360 title Gears of War 2.
For $69.99 the Limited Edition will include the game itself plus:
- Collectible SteelBook™ DVD case
- “Beneath the Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2,” a 48-page hardbound book including character profiles, exclusive concept art, and foreword by Design Director Cliff Bleszinski
- Bonus DVD including exclusive making-of-the-game video footage, design galleries with audio commentary by Epic Games, and promotional videos including the E3 2008 trailer,
- An exclusive gold-plated Lancer Assault Rifle available during online play
Look for both the limited edition and the regular version of the game to both be released on November 7th.
A couple of new release dates have been announced at E3 for some hot properties coming to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 this year.
Fable 2 will be released in October (no exact date was given) and Gears of War 2 will be released on November 7th (not the 9th as was previously thought).
On a new Gears of War image posted here they show someone, presumably Marcus Fenix (the protagonist from the first Gears of War game), holding several dog tags.
If you look at them closely you’ll see that one of them has numbers on it:
033 116 117 126 071
If you were to assume that those were octal values and look them up on an ASCII table (like this one), you’d see that they convert to:
ESC N O V 9
Looks like hidden in plain sight is the release date for Gears of War 2–November 9th.
No official confirmation from Epic on this yet, but its not likely that the numbers on the dog tag are random, so looks like a release date to me.
Good catch, DieNasty!
Cliffy B. and pals at Epic have been working hard on a sequel to their award winning Xbox 360 game Gears of War.
How far along are they?
Far enough to release a sweet video of some gameplay with a little intro from Cliffy B. himself.
Looks like it stilling coming this November–can’t wait!