by Joshua Russo
Gears of War 4 pre-order bonus adds characters and gun skins
Pre-order details for Gears of War 4 include some very nice bonuses. The Xbox 360 Gears of War collection (playable on Xbox One) will be included for those who pre-order Gears of War 4. Yes, all four of the previous Gears of War games (Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgement) will be included as a pre-order bonus, for a limited time.
Customers who pre-order Gears of War 4 will also receive three familiar characters from the series.
“Tomorrow Anya” is named after her famous words following the end of the Locust War (“Tomorrow Marcus. We finally have a tomorrow.”) Her appearance is based on her look in the Gears of War 4 television commercial, “Tomorrow,” where she was introduced as the mother of JD Fenix.
“Old Man Marcus” features an older Marcus Fenix as unveiled in the E3 2016 media briefing demo. Twenty-five years after the Locust War, Marcus and the COG have long since parted ways. His facial hair has grown long and his COG regulation kit has been replaced with by civilian clothes.
“Zombie Dom” proves there’s no keeping a good solider down, at least in the form of this character skin created as tribute to Marcus’ dearly departed best friend Dominic Santiago
The characters are part of the Brothers to the End Elite Gear Pack, which also includes a Gold Wave Lancer and Gold Wave Gnasher. Players will also receive another pack called the Vintage Del Pack, which comes with the Vintage Del character and other items that are unique to each retail chain.
Gears of War 4 will launch internationally on October 11 on Xbox One.