Word on the street is there is another Gears of War re-release on the horizon. This time it isn’t a "Game of the Year" or "Platinum" edition, but is instead an "Ultimate Edition," as spotted by IGN on Gamestop’s website. The most likely scenario is this Ultimate Edition will contain Gears of War 1, Gears 2 and all their respective DLC for $29.99. The release date was listed for February 15, 2011, plenty of time to get the hype train moving full speed for Gears 3.
The Gamestop listing has since been removed, but Microsoft acknowledged the legitimacy of the release. “We can confirm a forthcoming bundle SKU involving the Gears franchise, though this may not be the final SKU name,” said a Microsoft PR rep to IGN.
But if you planned on getting this Gears of War Ultimate Edition for a sneak peek at Gears of War 3, think again. The only place to check out Gears 3 early is by buying Epic Games and People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm and getting access to the beta.
This Ultimate Edition is simply Gears 1 & 2, on the cheap tip. So if you’re one of the two Xbox 360 owners that has yet to play Gears of War, now is your chance.