Popular videogame prop maker Project Triforce have unveiled their next project, the Gears of War 3 Locust Hammerburst. Fans of the game looking to add a replica weapon to their arsenal will have to splurge, as prices for the weapon are heard to be around $800, and shipping for authentic metal replicas doesn't come cheap. The new Snub Pistol is set for preorders at $400, with the Locust themed variant an extra $50.
While replica Lancers have been around for years -whether Project Triforce produced them or not - this is the first time an authentic, metal Gears of War Hammerburst has seen mass production. We know there's a lot of Hammerburst fans out there (or maybe just our own Rob Keyes), so hopefully this will appease the fans who don't prefer to chainsaw their way through everything.
The Triforce Hammerburst is a perfect 1:1 scale replica of the in-game weapon, which is the standard choice of weaponry for our underground pals. Triforce were responsible for the phenomonal Lancers and retro Lancers you've seen brandished by fans around the web (or used by Game Rant writers to kill eachother).
No, really, we're serious people here.
Gears of War 3 was a fantastic game, and we're hoping the Hammerburst will be a worthwhile purchase for collectible fans with the cash to acquire it. With the Snub Pistol weighing in at ten pounds, we expect the Hammerburst to be the middle-weight between the pistol and the full lancer, which had hefty length to add to the weight. But really, one doesn't simply combine a chainsaw with a rifle and expect the metals used to not weight them down a little - no wonder Marcus and his squad are built like prize fighters.
The Hammerburst has no official released date, but the fine folks over at Project Triforce did mention that it was 'coming soon',so we wouldn't be surprised if they started accepting pre-orders between March and April. We'll keep an eye on things and let you know as they switch their 'gears' into production, but for now you can pre-order the Snub Pistols here.
If you're looking for things to do after beating Gears of War 3, then the Raam's Shadow DLC or the content from the Horde Command Pack should be able to keep you entertained. If all else fails, there's always multiplayer and co-op to keep you busy until the next batch of Campaign DLC!
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Source: Epic Games