It’s been over five years since Gears of War 3 hit the Xbox 360. Now, fans hyped to celebrate The Coalitions’ and Microsoft Studios’ boldly reborn Xbox-exclusive franchise can opt for the suitably grand, Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition.
Befitting of its “AAA” pedigree, the Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition comes with a satisfying assortment of physical and digital content for Gears fans to sink the teeth of their lancers into. Inside the massive and plush black carton buyers will find a disc-based copy of the Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition that comes with a Steelbook case stuffed with extras. There’s a sheet of decals as well as codes that unlock the complete Xbox 360 Gears of War Collection (Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment), Season Pass (with 24 multiplayer maps, gear packs, and more), and Early Access (which gave gamers to jump into the game on July 7th as opposed to its July 11th street date). Also in the box is another card that unlocks a trio of Operations Packs that allow gamers to further expand their in-game stashes. Depending on where they pre-ordered the game, customers may have also received codes for the Brother’s to the End and Elite Gear Packs that include a cache of character and weapon skins for use in multiplayer.
Along with the robust supply of downloadable extras, the Gears of War 4: Collection Edition delivers a trifecta of physical items crafted by the master manufacturers of pack-in video game collectibles, TriForce. Joining the replica Frag Grenade Keychain, and 12-inch by 6.75-inch lithograph, the showpiece of the set is the sculpted depiction of J.D. Fenix on a Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) motorcycle. Buyers can choose from two versions of the collector’s edition (which differ by what J.D. is wearing) including the Amazon-exclusive “Outsider” variant (shown here) or the standard COG armor version. The huge, 11-inch tall by 19-inch wide statue features a battery-powered light-up function that brings J.D.’s bike, weapon, and kit to life. The result is an impressively captivating display piece that makes for a compelling splurge for Gears fans.
The Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition began hitting the doorsteps of eager pre-ordering gamers on October 7th at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199.99 USD. It’s available for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC alongside the Ultimate and standard editions of the game for $99.99 and $59.99 USD, respectively.