Microsoft has begun the pre-ordering of Gears of War: Judgement as of today. Players in the U.S. and Europe will be getting their grubby little paws on a bonus weapon for pre-ordering.

Is it just us, or does the fact that we've started pre-ordering games for 2013 freak anyone else out? I mean it's a pretty lofty assumption that we will all still be here by then. When the Cthullu comet/quantum singularity/wormhole/event occurs, who's going to have time for pre-orders?

Anyway, Microsoft will be offering the Classis Hammerburst weapon as a bonus for pre-ordering. New multi-player skins for Young Marcus, Young Dom, Anya, and Alex Brand will also be up for grabs. Check back in for updates and trailers for the game that are forthcoming in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime check out the Hammerburst in action and prepare yourself the end of times. Gears of War: Judgement will drop March 19 for the Xbox 360 exclusively.