If you’re a die hard fan of the Gears of War series you no doubt have been waiting with open ears and eyes for any and all information on the special editions of the trilogy’s final installment.

Well, you can now rest easy and start saving money as Epic Games has today announced both the Limited and Epic Editions for the series third game and story culmination.

The Limited Edition ($79.99 USD) will include:

  • An Octus Award Box and Octus Service Medal – Replicas of the honors bestowed on Adam Fenix, Marcus’s father, for his work on the Hammer of Dawn.
  • Exclusive Unlockable Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character – Each Octus Service Medal replica is engraved with a unique Xbox LIVE code that is the only way to unlock Adam Fenix in multiplayer.
  • A fabric COG Flag – Proud colors that once flew above the House of Sovereigns.
  • The personal effects of Adam Fenix, including his “Last Will and Testament,” the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.

But if you want to go right out there you will be getting the Epic Edition ($149.99 USD) and with it you will receive:

  • A Limited Edition Marcus Fenix Statue – Designed by Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna and expertly crafted by the artisans at Triforce, this fine PVC statue collectible makes the ultimate living room centerpiece for any true “Gears” fan.
  • The Art and Design of Gears of War by Tom Bissell – Through unprecedented access to the Epic Games team, acclaimed author Tom Bissell (Extra Lives) gives readers an incisive behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the most celebrated sagas in video game history with 96 pages of interviews, photos, concept artwork and more.
  • Infected Omen Weapon Pack — Custom multiplayer skins for the game’s five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun.
  • All the contents of the “Gears of War 3” Limited Edition.

Both versions will only be available in short supply and are a must for any serious fan of Marcus Fenix and his adventures against the Locust and Lambent.

Check out this video that shows how these collectibles are crafted with Epic care:

If you didn’t play the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta, check out RipTen’s impressions by clicking here and see why we think it’s shaping up as a serious contender for Game of the Year 2011.