Yes, I am telling you to go ahead and buy a game that you won’t have your hands on until February. I know most people might pre-order a game a month ahead at the most, unless it is something so huge that you know it will be good (how early did you pre-order Cataclysm?). But yes, I am telling you to pre-order a game that critics have yet to play and has not made a name for itself with previous versions. Completely makes sense, right?
Okay, that is ridiculous as it seems, but with good merit. With the Epic Edition, of course you get extra in-game content (like better armor), but the real kicker is that you get early access to Epic’s Gears of War 3 beta.
The Epic Edition of Bulletstorm is first-come-first-serve for the exact same price as the regular edition. When you pre-order Bulletstorm (you don’t have the option of choosing the Epic Edition), you just have to hope you receive one of the not-yet-released number of Epic Editions.
Now if you aren’t sure you would like Bulletstorm, remember that betas only last a few months at the most, so it’s not like you’re getting GoW3 for free. Furthermore, when a “limited edition” game comes with extra gear, rarely do I ever see the use for it. Not to mention that you’ll have another chance to get into the beta at a later date if you are willing to wait.
Bulletstorm does look pretty epic though, so I would recommend flying over to pick it up anyway (see what I did there?). Your call though!