Epic has been pretty good with post-release support thus far, but they are about to kick things into overdrive. On July 28th, we'll be getting the "All Fronts Collection" for Gears of War 2. The collection will include every multiplayer map released thus far (Flashback, Combustible, and Snowblind) along with seven (!) new maps in the "Dark Corners" pack.
"Dark Corners" will also sport a "deleted scene from the game's campaign that takes you deep into the bowels of the Locust hollow." This segment, called "Road to Ruin" will also introduce a new stealth element, giving the player the option to get their Solid Snake on with Marcus Fenix. Or, you can just go in guns blazing.
The "All Fronts Collection" is the retail back that will run you $19.99. If you already own all the map packs, you can download the "Dark Corners" pack on the same day, which includes the seven multiplayer maps and singleplayer scene, for 1,600 MS Points ($20).
The retail package will sport a few bonuses if you were worried about the equal pricing for the box including everything and the download of just the new content. Retail buyers will grab a video commentary from Cliff Bleszinski, a custom Xbox 360 dashboard theme, a fold-out poster, and a strategy guide.
For those just interested in the maps and content, if you haven't been getting the map packs, this is an amazing deal. If you even missed getting a single map pack, this saves you money. The only people out of luck are the most faithful Epic fans that have purchased both the Combustible and Snowblind map packs as they will have already dropped $20 on DLC.