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Gears of War 2

Game » consists of 13 releases. Released Nov 07, 2008

Join Delta Squad once more in the fight against the Locust Horde, in this "bigger, better and more badass" sequel to the 2006 smash hit.

INSANE Edition of GEARS OF WAR 2--rumor

#1 Posted by Echelon730 (89 posts) -

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/07/27/130-gears-of-war-2-bundle-to-include-lancer/

RUMOR

Hell if the Halo 3 legendary edition left you with  a bad taste for Value to Price ratio being not up there. How about $130 Gears of War 2 edtion with a LANCER.

If its full sized I would go for it just because nothing is more manly than a gun or a chainsaw unless you combine them.


#2 Posted by Monty_The_Great (178 posts) -

I thought this was for real. I don't know why they wouldn't do something like this, this game IMO might have as big an opening as H3. MSFT I am sure is well aware of this.

#3 Posted by Echelon730 (89 posts) -
Monty_The_Great said:
"I thought this was for real. I don't know why they wouldn't do something like this, this game IMO might have as big an opening as H3. MSFT I am sure is well aware of this."
Well tons of gamestops still have those halo 3 helmets sitting around. They were just too expensive. But something that is clearly a TOY might sell better
#4 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

If that were true it would be absolutely ridiculous...

#5 Posted by Gorillawhat (1260 posts) -

I wouldn't count on this happening, but I guess it's a possibility... Maybe only your cat can use it =P

Cat needs Chainsaw
#6 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

Damn, first Halo 3 and now Gears 2? BIG BUCKS BABY.

Sounds wicked if life-size though. O_O

#7 Posted by Lazar (45 posts) -

Cliff Bleszinski said at the comic con panel that there was going to be a 130$ package on amazon with the game and a lancer.

#8 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -

Meh, I see these as a waste of money. We all just want the game and youtube is our guide to extras.

#9 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

OHMAHGAHDD! I need that... Too bad I don't have the money.

#10 Posted by Gorillawhat (1260 posts) -

It's not going to be like this, but we can dream...

Chainsaw+Sexybeast=Gears of War 2
#11 Posted by Lazar (45 posts) -

Yes and we can all get tribal tattoos on our faces!!

#12 Posted by Monki_CM (10 posts) -

it wont happend... unless ur talking abt like 5 inch model.. wich is also doiubted.. since the chainsaw gun is so detailed

#13 Posted by BlindEffekt (917 posts) -

LOL that would be epic

#14 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -

If true, that would be pretty cool.

#15 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -

If its true I would buy it if it was made available in the UK - A lot of the special editions here come out with different content.

#16 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

If it's true, that would be pretty cool

#17 Posted by Echelon730 (89 posts) -

I am giving this a 50/50 chance to of getting this to be reality.
Then I am giving another 50/50 chance of the Lancer being larger than the Halo 3 helmet


If this is true and the lancer is full sized would be worth it

#18 Posted by Joker (675 posts) -

Jesus, that would be sooooo badass.

#19 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Waste of cash. Glad I never got the Halo 3 Legendary Edition. GoW2 Limited Edition will do just fine.

#20 Posted by steve316 (102 posts) -

does the chainsaw actually move?

#21 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
steve316 said:
"does the chainsaw actually move?
"
That'd be a liability I assume, doubt it would move. If this was real I imagine it'd be some scale replica made for the purposes of being a collectible.
#22 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -

How about... A airsoft gun version!

#23 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
Relys said:
"How about... A airsoft gun version!
"
I would get that. haha
#24 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
Relys said:
"How about... A airsoft gun version!
"

Right... and the chainsaw would be... feathers? Right? RIGHT!?
#25 Posted by Toriko (82 posts) -

That would kick ass...

#26 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1405 posts) -

Would be cool even though I wouldn't buy it :s

#27 Posted by Jaconius (145 posts) -

With this lancer i will be well on my way to making my cat into a super-soldier.

#28 Edited by Gorillawhat (1260 posts) -

Lancer confirmed. From Ign

Here's a quick breakdown of the other revelations given by the panel:

  • Gears 2 will use what's being called Linked Achievements. Players who played Gears 1 and completed Act 1 will be able to play as Carmine in Gears 2's multiplayer. If you killed Raam at the end of Gears 1 his character model will be available as well. There will be more Linked Achievements in Gears 2, but those were the only examples given.
  • Steve Jablonsky recently finished the last recording session at Skywalker Sound for the soundtrack. He also did Transformers and the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • You'll see Carmine brother Anthony in the game.
  • There's a 130 dollar bundle of Gears 2 that will include an actual Lancer. No, it's not a functioning gun. Note: The information about the bundle -- including pricing and what it will include -- is unconfirmed by Microsoft and is subject to change.
  • Gears 2 is "just as much Dom's story as Marcus'."
  • Dizzy's hat can be shot off in multiplayer. Dizzy is voiced by Peter Jason from Deadwood.
  • The collector's edition of Gears 2 will include the photo of Dom and his wife that Dom actually carries through the campaign. He pulls it out to ask people if they've seen Maria.
  • Both the comic and the novel are prequels to Gears 2 but take place after the first game. The comic stars a new COG soldier who makes a cameo in the campaign mode of the second game.
  • Jack, the helpful little robot from Gears 1 has much more screen time in Gears 2.
  • The panel showed off a Gears of War Xbox 360 adorned with fancy artwork and a red paint job. One side of the console showed frenzied Locust and the other showed COG soldiers.
  • The Gears novel comes out on October 28. Karen Travis also wrote the Republic Commando novels and love writing about war. She quizzed the folks at Epic asking, "How do the soldiers clean the chainsaw bayonet? What does their armor feel like?" Cliff had no answer when she originally posed the question. At one point Ortega suggested that they use "Lancer floss."
  • The Corpser is in the game.
  • Dom's older brother Carlos, who is a friend of Marcus', is in the novel.
  • Len Wiseman is directing the Gears movie, Chris Morgan is doing the script and Legendary Pictures is co-financing. Cliff is an executive producer on the project.
  • The actor playing the lead role might not be the massive buff guy that people expect.
  • Cliff enjoyed lighting things on fire and dressing as a ninja as a kid.
  • Thirty percent of Gears 2 takes place in The Hollow (the Locust lair). Cliff made the distinction to ensure that people didn't think it was a "cave game."
  • People think Jon DiMaggio is hilarious. Especially when he converses with himself in the Bender and Marcus Fenix voices.
  • #29 Posted by Player1 (3850 posts) -
    Gorillawhat said:
    "Lancer confirmed. From Ign

    Here's a quick breakdown of the other revelations given by the panel:

  • Gears 2 will use what's being called Linked Achievements. Players who played Gears 1 and completed Act 1 will be able to play as Carmine in Gears 2's multiplayer. If you killed Raam at the end of Gears 1 his character model will be available as well. There will be more Linked Achievements in Gears 2, but those were the only examples given.
  • Steve Jablonsky recently finished the last recording session at Skywalker Sound for the soundtrack. He also did Transformers and the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • You'll see Carmine brother Anthony in the game.
  • There's a 130 dollar bundle of Gears 2 that will include an actual Lancer. No, it's not a functioning gun. Note: The information about the bundle -- including pricing and what it will include -- is unconfirmed by Microsoft and is subject to change.
  • Gears 2 is "just as much Dom's story as Marcus'."
  • Dizzy's hat can be shot off in multiplayer. Dizzy is voiced by Peter Jason from Deadwood.
  • The collector's edition of Gears 2 will include the photo of Dom and his wife that Dom actually carries through the campaign. He pulls it out to ask people if they've seen Maria.
  • Both the comic and the novel are prequels to Gears 2 but take place after the first game. The comic stars a new COG soldier who makes a cameo in the campaign mode of the second game.
  • Jack, the helpful little robot from Gears 1 has much more screen time in Gears 2.
  • The panel showed off a Gears of War Xbox 360 adorned with fancy artwork and a red paint job. One side of the console showed frenzied Locust and the other showed COG soldiers.
  • The Gears novel comes out on October 28. Karen Travis also wrote the Republic Commando novels and love writing about war. She quizzed the folks at Epic asking, "How do the soldiers clean the chainsaw bayonet? What does their armor feel like?" Cliff had no answer when she originally posed the question. At one point Ortega suggested that they use "Lancer floss."
  • The Corpser is in the game.
  • Dom's older brother Carlos, who is a friend of Marcus', is in the novel.
  • Len Wiseman is directing the Gears movie, Chris Morgan is doing the script and Legendary Pictures is co-financing. Cliff is an executive producer on the project.
  • The actor playing the lead role might not be the massive buff guy that people expect.
  • Cliff enjoyed lighting things on fire and dressing as a ninja as a kid.
  • Thirty percent of Gears 2 takes place in The Hollow (the Locust lair). Cliff made the distinction to ensure that people didn't think it was a "cave game."
  • People think Jon DiMaggio is hilarious. Especially when he converses with himself in the Bender and Marcus Fenix voices.
  • "
    Great info. Would be nice if you could include where ign confirmed the bundle.
    #30 Posted by Arestice (468 posts) -

    Oh gee - I thought this is what everyone was talking about when they were discussing the "Legendary" edition. I was wondering why everyone was saying it was only going to bed 70 dollars.

    #31 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

    Nice confirmation but I doubt I'll get it. In the long run, a couple months after GoW2 you'll be questioning why you spent so much cash.

    #32 Posted by Echelon730 (89 posts) -

    Well damn
    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/29/amazon-clarifies-some-gears-of-war-2-lancer-details/

    It looks like that lancer is real but its only going to be sold on AMAZON.

    [img]http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2008/07/lancermainamazon2.jpg[/img]

    Still very sexy

    #33 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

    Wow that looks sexy, very slick in the image at least.

    #34 Posted by Wolverine (4276 posts) -

    The lancer is huge, the box is going to be so heavy.

    #35 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
    Wolverine said:
    "The lancer is huge, the box is going to be so heavy."

    Lol, probably not since its plastic and most likely hollow. :P

    But how much will this be?  O_o
    #36 Edited by Manks (836 posts) -

    People at Epic Games Forums say otherwise.  I also thought there was an "Insane" edition, but there isn't.  There was a misunderstanding about what Young Clifford said.  You can buy the Lancer replica SEPARATELY on Amazon for $130.  There isn't an edition that comes with the game and the Lancer replica.

    Here's a clarification link:
    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/29/amazon-clarifies-some-gears-of-war-2-lancer-details/

    #37 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -
    #38 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
    DARKIDO07 said:
    "(God I'm so sick about hearing this)"

    Why so serious?
    #39 Posted by Strife88 (225 posts) -

    Looks good, I'd buy it if it was actually a full-size lancer. If not than the Limited Edition will just have to do.

    #40 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

    Well, that would be fun to carry home.

    #41 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

    They aren't going to include a full size Lancer. Unless you're paying $300 for the Insane Edition.

    It just wouldn't be practical for the makers to do - not enough profit.

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