Gears of War 3 midnight launch detailed. Prizes on offer.

Launching September 20th worldwide, the fastest pre-selling Xbox exclusive in history, Gears of War 3 goes on sale in more than 20,000 stores. For a game with this much...

imageLaunching September 20th worldwide, the fastest pre-selling Xbox exclusive in history, Gears of War 3 goes on sale in more than 20,000 stores. For a game with this much anticipation, there’s a only one way to launch, that’s with a midnight release. GOW3 fans should expect to be seriously tired next Wednesday.

Rock star design director Cliff Bleszinski from Epic says “This is by far the biggest, most polished, and most ambitious game we’ve ever made.” We’d expect nothing less CliffyB. Attendees at Australian “Gears” launch events will have the opportunity to take part in exclusive competitions and to win prizes.

Promotional activities scheduled for the EB Games MacArthur Square, Sydney event include:

  • Gift bags will be given to the first 300 people to collect their pre-ordered copy of Gears of War 3
  • Dress up competitions for fans who attend the event
  • Access to play the latest Kinect on Xbox 360 games at the venue
  • Refreshments will be provided to Official Launch event attendees

Other Midnight Launch events will take place around Australia at retail outlets in ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

“Golden Wings Week”
To celebrate the release, Microsoft is partnering with the US Air Force for “Gears of War 3 Golden Wings Week.” You can unlock the Golden Lancer and Golden Hammerburst multiplayer weapon skins by playing any match on Xbox LIVE from Sept. 20-26th.

Gears of War 3 is available for preorder in three varieties – Standard (A$99.95), Limited ($129.95) and Epic (A$195.93).

For more information, check out gearsofwar.xbox.com.

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