Microsoft has sent word that Gears of War: Judgment pre-orders have kicked off.
Order the shooter at participating retailers and you'll receive access to an exclusive in-game multiplayer weapon, the Classic Hammerburst.
Highly accurate with a six-round burst, it was the standard-issue assault rifle used by the Locust during their E-Day assault on the surface of Sera. You can see the Classic Hammerburst in action in the video below, which is followed by some newly released artwork.
Microsoft says further pre-order incentives will be confirmed in the coming weeks, including exclusive multiplayer character skins Young Marcus, Young Dom, Anya and Alex Brand.
Epic Games has confirmed a Gears of War: Judgment release date window of March 2013.