Microsoft and Epic Games have announced that "initial launch quantities" of the Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War: Judgment will pack a download code for Epic's original Gears of War, redeemable from the Xbox Live Games on Demand service.
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 $19.99 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.”
Additionally, they've also released a new trailer for the upcoming game, showcasing a bunch of the new campaign features coming in Baird and Cole's new prequel adventure:
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.
Watch the clip below. Gears of War: Judgement has been rated MA15+ by the Australian Classification Board, and is due to launch on March 19th 2013, exclusively on Xbox 360.