Also announced today, Gears of War: Judgment will include a download for Gears of War, the original game that started it all, accessible through Games on Demand. According to Epic, about half of the players who purchased Gears 3 had never played Gears 1. This is a way for gamers to get a deeper understanding of the story. These downloads will be included in the initial launch quantities, so you will need to make sure Judgment is a day 1 purchase. If you cannot get a code, Gears 1 can be purchased from the marketplace for $19.99. This inclusion will allow new players to immerse themselves in the Gears Universe, while also allowing old-time veterans a chance to relive the glory days.
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in Germany regarding video game ratings, the Gears 1 download will not be available. The first Gears game did not make it to Germany, so most players would need to buy a physical copy, possibly online.
Gears of War: Judgment launches worldwide on March 19th, 2013