Free ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ Features & Prizes For Gears of War 3 Players

With the free release of the ‘Mission: Impossible –Ghost Protocol’ “Versus Booster Map Pack” on Xbox LIVE Marketplace on November 24, 2011, Gears of War 3 players had one more reason to celebrate a long Thanksgiving weekend.

Inspired by the fourth film in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise, the “Versus Booster Map Pack” features five new maps available in social matchmaking playlists, including the brand new Bullet Marsh and Clocktower as well as Azura, Rustlung and Blood Drive from the “Horde Command Pack.”

U.S. players who watch the ‘Mission Impossible’ trailer on Xbox LIVE and complete the Gears of War 3 campaign on Insane Difficulty by December 25, 2011 either in single or multiplayer mode will be able to unlock the exclusive ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ Weapon Skin Pack. The ‘Impossible Mission’ 5-pack features a ‘Ghost Protocol’ Lancer, Hammerburst, Retro Lancer, Gnasher Shotgun and Sawed-off Shotgun.

All players in the U.S. who register and attempt to complete the campaign on Insane Difficulty will have a chance to win prizes but only the players who accomplish “Impossible Mission” by the deadline will receive the exclusive weapons pack. If you have already completed the campaign on Insane, you will automatically receive the weapon skin pack on December 31, 2011.

Epic Games, Microsoft Studios and Paramount Pictures joined together to present special Gears of War 3 downloads as well as give gamers several opportunities to win ‘Mission: Impossible’ and Gears of War 3 prizes, including a grand prize of an ultimate home theater package including a ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ custom Xbox 360 slim with Kinect, 50” HDTV, 5.1 digital HD home theater system as well as the ‘Mission: Impossible’ complete DVD series.

Starting on November 24, 2011, gamers can enter to win prizes by watching the movie trailer on Xbox LIVE, texting “Ghost Protocol” to 72579 or downloading the free Mission: Impossible Gamer Pic & Theme pack. Each one of these activities will earn gamers one extra entry into the sweepstakes. Full details and restrictions will be available in Official Rules presented in the Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol experience.

Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Brad Bird, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux.

When the IMF is blamed for a bombing of the Kremlin, lead operative ‘Ethan Hunt’ (Tom Cruise) is disavowed along with the rest of the agency after the President initiates “Ghost Protocol.” Left without any resources or backup, ‘Ethan’ must find a way to clear the agency’s name and prevent another terrorist attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.


Gears of War 3 ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ is available exclusively for the Xbox 360. ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ will be in theaters and IMAX in the US on December 21, 2011!

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