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Gears of War special edition details

Includes map packs and GoW2 trailers.

US retailer GameStop continues to scatter information around about an upcoming Special Edition release for Gears of War - revealing last week that it exists, and this week, telling us what's in it.

Actually, what's in it isn't necessarily all that exciting. According to a full list published by TeamXbox, the new edition will come with new content for both Gears of War and its upcoming sequel, Gears of War 2, but only two elements of that are actually playable - the two multiplayer map packs for Gears of War, now included on the game disc.

The rest is just a smorgasbord of trailers, gamer pictures and themes - some from the first game, some from the sequel - including Cliffy B's "Emergence Day Message" video and a selection of teaser and gameplay trailers from Gears of War 2.

One for the absolute completists, then, rather than a must-have for Gears of War fans - assuming, of course, that it ever comes to these shores. With Microsoft in the USA still not confirming the existence of the special edition, we've also heard nary a word here in Europe. We've contacted Microsoft to ask what's going on, so we'll let you know when they get back to us.