This isn’t exactly surprising, seeing as EPIC is developing Bulletstorm, but today it was announced that if you buy the ‘Epic Edition’ of Bulletstorm (nice pun there), you will get early access to the Gears of War 3 beta. Apparently, the 360-exclusive ‘Epic Edition’ will retail for the same price as the standard addition, which makes no sense, and it will feature a number of other in game extras.
Check out this excerpt from the EA press release:
In addition to access to the beta, the Epic Edition gives players bonus in-game Bulletstorm content when playing online, including 25,000 experience points, visual upgrades for their iconic leash, deadly Peace Maker Carbine, boots and armor. With this unique gear, gamers can kill with skill in style.Bulletstorm’s insane Anarchy four-player online cooperative mode takes full advantage of the game’s unique skillshot gameplay and unlock/upgrade weapon system to deliver the best possible multiplayer experience within the Bulletstorm world. The combination of Bulletstorm’s multiplayer gameplay and skillshot system creates a frantic and frenzied experience setting itself apart from the multiplayer experiences in traditional shooter games.
If it’s the same price as the standard edition then I don’t see why gamers shouldn’t pick it up. This is a game I’m for sure going to be getting. It looks great and if it’s anything like Gears, I know I’m going to like it.