Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson has shared the news that a public Multiplayer Demo of Epic’s latest installment in the Gears series – Gears of War: Judgment, will be dated to coincide with the retail release on March 19th 2013.
The demo will showcase OverRun (first revealed last Summer), a thrilling new class-based competitive mode that pits Locust and COG soldiers in a head-to-head battle unlike anything “Gears” fans have experienced yet. An objective-oriented mode that lets five-player teams alternate between playing as Locusts and COG soldiers, OverRun marks the first time that a class-based, competitive multiplayer experience has been introduced in the Gears of War series.
As an added bonus, multiplayer experience points (XP) earned will carry over to the final game for players who purchase and play “Judgment” in the first week following its U.S. release, allowing them to get a jump on the competition and begin unlocking special rewards, like new weapon skins, medals and achievements.
Fans who preorder from GameStop in the U.S will receive two exclusive pre-order bonuses as listed below for use in competitive multiplayer modes as well as early access to the demo on March 15th.
Young Marcus character skin – Decorated war hero Marcus Fenix is the legendary leader of Delta Squad, a small group of COG soldiers responsible for saving mankind from destruction at the hands of Locust and Lambent forces. This exclusive character skin takes Marcus back in time, six weeks after the end of the Pendulum Wars, and during the chaos of Emergence Day – a time before he was hardened by his long imprisonment.
Lambent weapon skin – This exclusive weapon skin lets you show off your grub-slaying exploits and customize select weapons with the emulsion of your fallen Lambent foes.
Additionally, everyone who preorders from any retailer worldwide will receive the Classic Hammerburst, a fearsome and effective weapon that served as the standard-issue assault rifle of the Locust Army.
Unfortunately no EU early access details have been revealed
Check out the video for OverRun below: