GameStop has revealed a bunch of new details for the standard and limited editions of the official Gears of War 3 strategy guide from Brady Games. Both editions include a comprehensive campaign walkthrough, including strategies for four-player co-op play. The texts will also include detailed maps for both the single and multiplayer portions of the third-person shooter, highlighting important items and areas. You will also learn several expert tips for different weapons and enemy types.
The Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Official Strategy Guide features several exclusive contents: a soundtrack sampler, Gears of War comic sneak peek, Act 1 strategy video in addition to downloadable PDF guides for Gears of War and Gears of War 2. You can check out the covers for both guides, as well as some screens from the game, in the slideshow to the left of this article. You can also check out the full product details from GameStop below:
Exclusive to Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Official Strategy Guide:
- Free, downloadable PDF’s of the original Gears of War and Gears of War 2 Official Strategy Guides
- A soundtrack sampler of the official Gears of War 3 music CD!
- A code to download free Gears of War 3 strategy video from XBOX Live. Learn where to find all the hidden collectibles in Act I.
- A sneak peak at the Gears of War comic book
Contents for both Gears of War 3 Standard and Limited Edition Official Strategy Guides:
- Exhaustive Campaign Coverage: Created on-site in Epic’s studios, with direct input from the game’s designers, our in-depth walkthrough provides complete coverage of every area and encounter from start to finish. Four-Player Co-Op strategy included!
- Every Collectible: We reveal the location of every last COG Tag and collectible – don’t miss a single one!
- Comprehensive Maps: Our detailed Multiplayer and Single-Player maps depict every area in the game. We pinpoint mission objectives, weapons and ammo, collectible locations, and more! MP maps provide mode-specific callouts, illustrate team strategies, and identify enemy paths and chokepoints!
- Expanded Multiplayer Content: Boost your combat effectiveness with MP-specific weapon stats, pickup location and cycle data, enemy spawn points, and winning techniques for every game type. Tactics for team-based and solo play! Get the most out of the new Beast, SP Arcade, and enhanced Horde modes!
- Expert Combat Training: We show you how to get the best from every weapon, the most efficient kill tactics for every foe, and how to use terrain, movement, and cover to your advantage. Tips and tricks from Epic’s developers give you an insider’s advantage!
- That’s Not All! Gripping artwork and riveting background content makes this guide a must-have for every Gears of War fan. Achievement roster helps you reach 100% completion. Plus, fascinating background and character bios, indispensible weapon and enemy data, and much more!
The Gears of War 3 Official Strategy Guide ($19.99) and Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Official Strategy Guide ($34.99) will be released in North America on September 20th.