Gears of War 3: Standard / limited edition strategy guide details

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If you’re one of the many Xbox 360 owners that are waiting patiently for Epic Games’ much-anticipated Gears of War 3 game to arrive, then I think we have some news that you may not want to miss out on. Video game and entertainment software retailer GameStop has just revealed details for both the standard and limited edition Gears of War 3 strategy guides.

According to Shui Ta over on the examiner.com website, both editions will come with a comprehensive walkthrough, which includes strategies for the four-player co-op gameplay mode. The Gears of War 3 Standard Edition of the Official Strategy Guide will set you back $19.99, while the Limited Edition is priced up at $34.99. Both editions will be arriving in North America on September 20th.

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Those that buy the Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Official Strategy Guide will receive free, downloadable PDFs of both the original Gears of War and Gears of War 2 Official Strategy Guides, a sneak peek at the GOW comic book, a soundtrack sampler of the official GOW 3 music CD and a code to download the free Gears of War 3 strategy video from Xbox Live.

It will also provide them with information on where to find all the hidden collectibles in Act 1. Included in both the standard and limited edition strategy guides is an in-depth walkthrough, which provides complete coverage of every single area and encounter in the game (from start to finish). The strategy guide also reveals the locations of every collectible in the game.

Both editions will also provide players with detailed Single-Player and Multiplayer maps, which show every area of the game. Not only do the maps pinpoint mission objectives, they also identify collectible locations, weapons and ammo. Meanwhile, the Multiplayer maps illustrate team strategies, identify enemy paths and chokepoints and provide mode-specific callouts.

The official Gears of War 3 strategy guide will also show players how to get the best from every weapon, how to use terrain, movement and cover to their advantage, and the most efficient kill tactics for every enemy. Players can also learn enemy spawn points and winning techniques for every game type including Beast and Horde modes.

That’s not all either, as it also includes background and character bios, weapon and enemy data, gripping artwork and more. Will you buy the Official Gears of War 3 Strategy Guide? If so, which one: the standard or limited edition?