The first details of Gears of War: Judgement have come in courtesy of the latest issue of Game Informer magazine. Now, while full transcriptions of the magazine have become available online, I’m not going to be telling you everything the magazine revealed about the game – for that you’ll have to go buy and read the latest issue so you can learn about the new control scheme, awesome new OverRun multiplayer mode and so much more.
However, I will tell you about the game’s setting. Judgement follows the story Baird, whose the lead character, Cole and the rest of Kilo squad – Sophia and Garron – 15-years before the events of Gears of War as they’re standing trial on charges of desertion, cowardice, trespassing, theft of experimental military tech and treason. Baird, Cole and the rest of Kilo will narrate their version of events to Loomis, which we’ll play as flashbacks to missions that took place not long after Emergence Day. B doing this, Epic can deliver most of the story via narration, that way they don’t have to drag players out of the game too often.
For those that don’t know, Cole and Baird met each other in Kilo squad around a month after Emergence Day. Baird was ambushed in a bathroom by two other Gears that had a problem with his father. Baird put up a decent fight, but was definitely on the losing side until a certain Augustus Cole intervened. After spending more time together in Kilo squad, they became the best buddies we know and love today. While what we know of the game so far shows Kilo squad standing on trial, something which has never been mentioned in the Gears history, it would make sense that the game would also show Cole and Baird’s first meeting, the development and the development of their friendship. We’ll also likely get to see some of the big events Kilo squad were involved in, such as the Battle for Kinnerlake.
Until we learn more, though, enjoy Judgements first trailer, including Baird’s bloody awesome smirk.