Gears of War 3 GameStop editions feature retro lancer

New pre-order bonus confirmed for the US, other regions being locked down

US gamers who pre-order the regular, Limited or Epic editions of Gears of War 3 from GameStop will bag themselves the new NECA Gears 3 Retro Lancer replica.

Created from actual 3D data used by Epic in Gears 3, the Retro Lancer will also be available to purchase separately from September 13.

According to Epic, GameStop is the exclusive US retailer for the Retro Lancer and "NECA is locking in distribution for other regions at this time".

Here's the PR:


Dubbed the Retro Lancer during the Lambent Invasion, the Pendulum Wars Lancer Assault Rifle was the preceding model to the Lancer Assault Rift. Used primarily in the Pendulum Wars as the COG soldier's primary choice weapon, it was abandoned about a year after Emergence Day because the weapon was ineffective to the Locust Horde's fighting tactics. However, following the Sinking of Jacinto when supplies started becoming sparse, the Retro Lancer started cropping up in fighting forces once again

  • Over 3 1/2 Feet in Length
  • Trigger Activates Machine Gun Sound Effect
  • Hand Painted with weathered and battle worn detail

Gears of War 3 pre-orders topped one million units last week, making the shooter the fastest Xbox exclusive title to reach the milestone.