Gamers will be able to return to the Gears of War series early next year.
Announced at E3, Gears of War: Judgement is a prequel to the original trilogy of games set in the aftermath of Emergence Day – the defining event of the Gears of War universe.
The new game will focus on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus “The Cole Train” Cole. Joined by newcomers to the Gears series, Sofia Hendricks and Garron Paduk, they will be aiming to save the city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy.
A new feature for the franchise will be a ‘Mission Declassification’ system that lets players experience more challenging gameplay scenarios and achievements by uncovering information during the course of the campaign.
Judgement will also include a new Smart Spawn System for campaign and multiplayer action. This system ensures that each encounter is unique and new because types, timing and locations of enemies change with each new encounter.
Fans of the multiplayer side of the game have reason to be excited too as there will be new modes to experience.
This includes OverRun, a new class-based competitive mode that pits Locust and COG soldiers in a head-to-head battle.
Gears of War: Judgement will be available exclusively on Xbox 360.