Gears of War: Judgment VIP Season Pass Offers Big Savings and Exclusive Multiplayer Content
LONDON, Wednesday 27th February 2013 – The war for Sera ignites on 22nd March with the highly anticipated release of “Gears of War: Judgment” in the UK. To give you a leg up on the competition, the VIP Season Pass for “Judgment” will be available at launch for 1600 Microsoft Points, providing players with a more than 20 percent discount across a broad range of content, including six multiplayer maps, two new modes and nine exclusive unlocks.

The VIP Season Pass is the only way you can score a permanent double XP boost as well as a cache of exclusive armour and weapon skins, and it’s your only chance to get a jump on the competition with exclusive, early access to all Game Add-on multiplayer maps. With the VIP Season Pass you will get:

· Two upcoming Game Add-on Packs that include six multiplayer maps, two new modes, and new weapon and armour skins
· Early access to Game Add-on multiplayer maps so you can be the first to play
· A permanent double XP boost to accelerate your ascent through the ranks
· Five exclusive weapon skins and four exclusive armour skins

MAXIM Delivers Execution Mode and Two Multiplayer Maps Post-Launch for Free

Microsoft, Epic Games and MAXIM are delivering even more adrenaline-fueled action to “Gears” fans with the post-launch release of two free MAXIM-sponsored multiplayer maps – Haven and Capitol – as well as Execution Mode.

In Execution mode, the objective of each team is to kill all members of the enemy team before the time limit runs out. The catch? Unless hit with a one-shot kill weapon like the Booshka, players go into a “Down But Not Out” state and will revive at the end of the bleed-out timer instead of dying. To finish the job, perform an Execution on a downed enemy. For more details including a first look at Haven, head over to Maxim Online at: www.maxim.com/gow-haven

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: http://gearsofwar.xbox.com “Gears of War: Judgment” will launch worldwide on 19th March, 2013.

“Gears of War: Judgment” is available for pre-order today for £49.99 ERP, with initial launch quantities including a Games on Demand Xbox LIVE download token for the epic game that started it all, “Gears of War”* (a t £19.99 value). GAME is also offering an exclusive steelbook edition of “Gears of War: Judgment”, a collector’s item that comes with a premium steel casing featuring unique art on the front, back and insides. In a first for the franchise, all fans who pre-order from participating retailers will receive the Classic Hammerburst weapon in-game, providing a competitive advantage in the multiplayer experience. Additional retail-exclusive pre-order incentives are also available (for more information, please visit http://bit.ly/VbdSbp ).

*All tokens are restricted to region-specific markets and will only work in the region they were purchased in.

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