If you’re planning on buying the upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War: Judgment, you might just want to pre-order the game via Wal-Mart’s website. According to a new report, people who buy the game there ahead of its release will receive the option of getting either Gears of War 2 or Gears of War 3 at no extra cost.
Wal-Mart pre-order buyers also get access to the Classic Hammerburst weapon, which is apparently locked in the new game.
Even if you don’t buy Judgment at Wal-Mart, the next Gears of War comes with a special online code that allows gamers to download the original Gears of War for free.
That means the seven or eight Xbox 360 gamers who are new to the Gears franchise should now be able to (mostly) catch up with the long-running series’ apocalyptic storyline.
Gears of War: Judgment, which ships to retailers on March 19, 2013, may be one of the last big-name games for the Xbox 360. It’s virtually a certainty that any future games in the Gears of War franchise will be produced for the Xbox 720, widely rumored for release later this year.