As if $60 a pop for a new Xbox 360 wasn’t enough, now it appears Gears of War 2 (hitting the streets 11/7/2008) is taking aim at resale of their video games. Now, I’ve got a copy pre-ordered, but I was going to wait it out and get myself a copy around Xmas time when I figured used GOW2 would be hitting the streets en masse at my local GameStop. I figured, what the heck, its GOW2, I’ll buy it new and it will be one of the few games I bought new this year – but not because of what I found out just tonight.
According to Gears of War 2 features five classic maps, only in new copies Gears of War 2 will feature content only accessible to new game owners – a code allowing downloading of five additional, updated classic maps (click link above for list of maps). Epic says these maps will not be offered as updates to the game after it hits the streets.