Microsoft Giving Gears Of War 1 Away With Gears Of War: Judgment In Japan

By Spencer . January 24, 2013 . 10:50pm

imageIf you buy Gears of War: Judgment in North America you’ll get a code for a Hammerburst weapon and a character skin for Young Marcus or Alex Brand.


Microsoft Japan put together a much bigger package. Gears of War: Judgment includes these items in Japan:

– Classic Hammerburst weapon

– Young Marcus skin

– Young Dom skin

– Anya skin

– Alex Brand skin

– Gears of War: Judgment t-shirt

– a code to download Gears of War from Games on Demand


The package costs 7,140 yen ($79), but retailers like Amazon already have it discounted down to 5,836 yen ($65).


Microsoft is also selling a Xbox Live Gold membership bundle with all of the same items plus 3 months of Xbox Live for 7,980 yen ($88), currently 6,527 yen ($72) on Amazon. Just to put the price in perspective, Gears of War: Judgment’s Xbox Live Gold bundle is the same price as a vanilla copy of Hitman: Absolution or Call of Duty: Black Ops II.


When Microsoft released Gears of War five years ago with wacky web videos featuring a monster under the bed shooters weren’t popular. The genre has been growing thanks to Square Enix who have been pushing Call of Duty in Japan.



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  • malek86

    Well, while shooters have been growing, the 360 has also gone down a lot in the last couple years. I’m not expecting this to do nearly as well as the previous games (mind you, this goes for western territories too – I think there hasn’t been nearly as much hype for this GOW).

    • Tails the Foxhound

      I know I’m not getting this one even though Gears is pretty much all I buy for Xbox, but that’s because they changed mechanics I like.

  • Elvick

    At least they’re trying?

    • Aoshi00

      Yeah, they have always been trying a lot actually.. I remember the silly school girl in the bedroom ad, but I actually got into Gears because of Sakaguchi’s endorsement lol (liked it so much it influenced him on the Last Story’s design).. been a big Gears fan since then.. This is a really good package, and it’s dual track too, just like Tomb Raider.. too bad the US ver won’t have the Jpn dub *.*, Kaida Yuuko sounds great as Lara in the Jpn trailer..

  • Harley Gorillason

    It’s not just a Japanese exclusive, all regions get GoW 1 with GoW: Judgement.

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