When the story of Marcus Fenix, Dom, Cole Train, Baird, and the rest of the COGS ended with trilogy-maker Gears of War 3, it was generally known that more games would eventually be made. The question was how long down the road would Epic Games wait to make another, and where would they go in the story with the threat Locust and Lambent threats taken care of, and their popular lead character, Fenix (voiced by John DiMaggio of Bender from Futurama fame), seemingly out of the picture.
The answers? Well, as it turns out, Epic didn’t want to wait long. A new installment in the series has been announced, titled Gears of War: Judgment, that will cover the rest of the questions by being a prequel. The game is set basically right at the start of all the chaos you just finally finished dealing with in Gears 3. It takes place about two weeks after E-Day (Emergence Day), and about fourteen years prior to the events of the original Gears of War.
Continue reading for more, and to check out the first trailer for the game, as well as an informative peek into it and one of the multiplayer options.
In Gears of War: Judgment you’ll play as Baird—one of the primary battlemates to Fenix in his quest to end the Locust threat throughout the Gears series, for those who weren’t aware—and his Kilo Squad, which also features the man himself, Cole Train.
There will of course be the option of playing the campaign co-op style with friends, and, as someone who’s always played as Dom, I can only hope that that means I’ll be hanging out with Cole a lot more in 2013 when the game is released.