Gears of War: Judgment Confirmed in Latest Game Informer

From People Can Fly, famous for developing Bulletstorm, a new Gears of War game is incoming. As usual, Game Informer magazine has the first scoop. You’ll play as Baird and Cole and it’ll be a spin-off. More details after the break.

Via NeoGAF:

i’ve checked some scans online

  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • People can fly production
  • Baird is in chain (not marcus)
  • Spin off
  • KiloSquad Based
  • Smart Spawn System


Originally Posted by Hiro_Kunimi_80View Post
i’ve seen just a couple of pages leaked (and promptly removed by Microsoft ) so i can’t be sure but screens suggested third person

as story setting..

definitely after pendulum wars

Originally Posted by TheOddOneView Post
Some more info:

  • Prequel focuses on Baird in his earlier years, who apparently has been accused of military crimes.
  • New to the franchise is class-based gameplay in multiplayer (new gametype).
Originally Posted by Sean:
Tiny bit more (Google translation from Italian):

On the network are leaked the first scan of Game Informer article on new GOW which will take the name of Gears of War: Judgment and will lead the team Kilo composed by Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, Garron Paduk and a red-haired girl named Sophia Hendricks. It will be therefore to all intents of a spin-off, but from the few scan leaked and their poor quality you cannot include other specific details if not words that might give rise to speculation.

It speaks of “more freedom” in the narrative of events in the countryside, the possibility to play the song in co-op, a better management of the IA and a “Smart Spawn System” (also called “S3”) that would increase the longevity of the game allowing you to create different situations whenever you will have to replay an act or a specific chapter.

Originally Posted by -PXG-View Post

Apparently there is a new mode called “Overrun” which is Horde and Beast combined.

Lemme guess. One team are COG with fortifications and other team are Locust beasts? If so, holy shit!!!

Originally Posted by TheOddOneView Post
Epic forum user says it takes place 15 years before Gears 1.

The missions are set a short time after E day, when the Locust first emerged from underground.

Via Wario64:

Update: The new installment in Epic’s million-dollar franchise is Gears of War: Judgment. The July cover of Game Informer shows series mainstay Damon Baird shackled as the Locust hordes rage around him. Augustus “Cole Train” Cole, soldier and world-famous Thrashball player, dons our second cover image in the same precarious situation.


  • Mr. M-A

    Hmm, not too excited about it because when you do spin off you have to care about the characters they put in. For me, i don’t really. Gears never had compelling characters. With that said im mostly excited by how different the game will play since it is being made by the Painkiller devs.

    We’ll see about that in E3 but overall, a nice announcement.