'Gears of War: Judgment' Pre-Orders Begin Today, Bonus Multiplayer Weapon, Skins Revealed

Pre-orders for "Gears of War: Judgment" officially kick off today and, according to Major Nelson, everyone who decides to reserve their copy before the launch date will get an exclusive multiplayer weapon, the Classic Hammerburst, along with any retailer-specific incentives on offer.

Apparently, the Classic Hammerburst was the standard-issue assault weapon used by the Locust Army during their initial E-Day onslaught. It lays waste to enemies with a highly accurate six-round burst and is what gave the Locust their decisive advantage on the battlefield.

In addition to the the Classic Hammerburst, retailers will also be offering exclusive multiplayer character skins, including Young Dom, Young Marcus, Anya and Alex Brand. Depending on which retailer you pre-order from, gamers will be entitled to one of the character skins. Amazon is offering Young Dom while Gamestop is offering Young Marcus. Unfortunately, it's not clear which retailers will have the Anya and Alex Brand skins as incentives, but we'll update this post when we find out.

In the meantime, check out the trailer below to see the Hammerburst in action!

"Gears of War: Judgement" will be available for Xbox 360 on March 19, 2013

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