Pick up a Gears of War 3 versus booster pack free on the 24th.

From the press release:

    The teams at Epic Games and Microsoft Studios are celebrating the holidays with a gift for “Gears of War 3” fans – the Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol “Versus Booster Map Pack,” available for free today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

    Presented by Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Paramount Picture’s action-packed spy adventure in theaters 21st December, the “Versus Booster Map Pack” will feature five new maps available in social matchmaking playlists – two brand new maps, Bullet Marsh and Clocktower, as well as Azura, Rustlung and Blood Drive from the “Horde Command Pack.”

    The teams at Paramount Pictures and Epic Games have created a new “Impossible Mission” for “Gears of War 3” owners to tackle. Players who watch the Mission: Impossible trailer on Xbox LIVE and then complete the “Gears of War 3” campaign on Insane difficulty by 25th December 2011 either in single or multiplayer mode, will unlock the exclusive Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Weapon Skin Pack. The “Impossible Mission” 5-pack includes a “Ghost Protocol” Lancer, Hammerburst, Retro Lancer, Gnasher Shotgun and Sawed-off Shotgun. All players who register and attempt to complete the campaign on Insane difficulty will have a chance to win prizes, but only those who accomplish “Impossible Mission” by the deadline will receive the exclusive weapons pack. Those who have already completed the campaign on Insane will automatically receive the weapon skin pack on 31st December.

    Starting 24th November, gamers who visit the Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol experience on Xbox LIVE can enter to win “Gears of War 3” and Mission: Impossible prizing. The grand prize is an ultimate home theater package including a Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol custom Xbox 360 slim console with Kinect, 50” HDTV, 5.1 digital HD home theater system, and the Mission: Impossible complete DVD series. To enter, gamers can either watch the movie trailer on Xbox LIVE or download the free Mission: Impossible Gamer Pic & Theme pack. Each activity will gain 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. So jump on Xbox LIVE today and devour these new action-packed maps!

    With more than three million copies sold in its first week, “Gears of War 3” is the biggest console exclusive of the year and is available in three distinct editions – Standard (£49.99), Limited (£59.99, available at selected retailers) and Epic (£99.99, available at GAME and gamestation). For a limited time only, the custom-designed Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Gears of War 3” Console is also available for a suggested retail price of £269.99 and features a copy of the game, two specially-designed Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers, limited edition downloadable content, built-in Wi-Fi and a massive 320 GB hard drive. The Limited Edition Wireless Controller is also available separately for a suggested retail price of £34.99. Both available exclusively at GAME and gamestation.

    With Epic and Microsoft continuing to roll out game add-ons to carry fans through this Christmas, including the new campaign experience “RAAM’s Shadow” out 13th December, there’s never been a better time to grab a copy of “Gears of War 3” and jump into the action on Xbox LIVE. Additionally, don’t miss any of the action by purchasing the “Gears of War 3” Season Pass for 2400 Microsoft Points, which entitles you to the first four game add-ons for a discount of more than 30 percent!