Gears of War: Judgment | Gears 1 pre-order incentive confirmed for SA **UPDATE**

GoW Judgment Logo

The previously announced pre-order incentive for the rest of the world has been confirmed for South Africa too.

If you pre-order Gears of War: Judgment from one of the participating retailers, you will receive a Games on Demand download token for the big daddy of the serious – the original “Gears of War”.

South Africans still to play – or even re-play this classic – can pre-order from the following to get their incentive:

  • BT Games
  • Animeworx
  • Kalahari
  • Takealot

**UPDATE 1**

As per the tip from jGLZA below, Games On is also offering the incentive, along with offering the Classic Hammerburst and Young Dom listed as pre-order incentives.  Microsoft/Xbox SA has confirmed that the incentives will be available at “most major ones” [retailers], but recommend you confirm with your preferred retailer.

Classic Hammerburst:
The Classic Hammerburst was the standard-issue assault rifle of the Locust Army. Originally, it was designed to deliver a six-shot burst, which helped give the Locust a decisive edge during Emergence Day. Now this highly feared and effective weapon is exclusively yours when you pre-order Gears of War: Judgement.

Young Dom:
Best friend of Marcus Fenix and a cherished hero of Delta Squad, Dominic “Dom” Santiago made a pivotal sacrifice in the war against the Locust Horde and will be forever remembered for his bravery. With this character skin, you can play as Dom as he was at the time of Emergence Day, six weeks after his role in the brutal Pendulum Wars had come to an end. This exclusive character skin is for use in competitive multiplayer matches in Gears of War: Judgement.

**UPDATE 2**

The good guys over at the clan Crimson Moon Rising have compiled this rather useful list of retailers and their prices and incentives for Gears of War: Judgment.  Thanks chaps.

Kalahari: R601.95

1st 300 pre-orders incl Classic Hammerburst+Young Dom
GOW1 token

Bt games: R545.00

Classic Hammerburst
Young Marcus
GOW1 token
+ 800MSP

Takealot: R549

Classic Hammerburst
Young Dom
GOW1 token

Games On: R499

Classic Hammerburst
Young Dom
GOW1 token

AWX: R590

Classic Hammerburst
Young Dom
GOW1 token

CNA: R649.90 (allows for lay-bye payments / purchase on account)

No incentives specified
(Assume to be Classic HB & Dom)
Site mentions release date to be 26 Feb – most likely incorrect.

Zaps Online: R588

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Epic Games Exposes “The Guts of Gears” in Explosive New “Gears of War: Judgment” Video

Original “Gears of War” Games on Demand tokens will be included in early copies of “Gears of War: Judgment,” offering fans and newcomers alike a fantastic way to experience the iconic game that started it all

Microsoft and Epic Games today unveiled a new “Gears of War: Judgment” video entitled “The Guts of Gears,” giving fans an in-depth preview of the most intense and action-packed “Gears” campaign yet in the highly anticipated blockbuster, which launches worldwide on March 19, 2013. Narrated by the game’s hero and fan-favorite character Lt. Baird, the video offers a sneak peek at the wealth of exciting new campaign features, including the dynamic Smart Spawn System, new weapons, dynamic defense scenarios, Declassified Missions, new player rewards, and more.

Additionally, Microsoft and Epic Games also announced that initial launch quantities of “Gears of War: Judgment” will include a Games on Demand Xbox LIVE download token for the epic game that started it all, “Gears of War,” in all worldwide regions except Germany.* Research indicates that more than half of the consumers who played “Gears of War 3” did so without having experienced the original title from Epic Games. This added bonus, a R129.00  value, offers veteran fans and newcomers alike a fantastic way to re-experience the iconic game that sparked one of this generation’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed franchises and connect with the prequel storyline of “Gears of War: Judgment.” 

Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Epic Games and People Can Fly, “Gears of War: Judgment” delivers a riveting campaign featuring new characters, weapons and enemies, and new multiplayer experiences. The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 19 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times-bestselling novels, toys, collectibles, graphic novels, and more. To learn more about “Gears of War: Judgment” and the “Gears of War” franchise, please visit:  “Gears of War: Judgment” will launch in South Africa on March 22, 2013.

*“Gears of War” tokens will not be included with games sold in Germany due to rating restrictions. All tokens are restricted to region-specific markets and will only work in the region they were purchased in.

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