According to a recent report by the Official Xbox Magazine
, upcoming People Can Fly's prequel Gears of War: Judgment contains a whole new campaign focused on what exactly Baird and Cole got up to while Marcus was busy putting down the Locust Queen.
Players wanting access to the second campaign will have to complete various sections throughout the main campaign, earning "stars" for completing with "extra-special style and aplomb (think headshots, gibbing and getting through each area without needing revival)."
We wanted to do something that added context to the game, so you had that beginning part, but then this ties everything together with the main trilogy as well," lead level designer Jim Brown told me at a preview event. "So you'll see when you go in there some people you recognise, some places, maybe even some enemies and then see how the two storylines weave together in the context of the whole franchise."
"Obviously we don't want to give away too many spoilers in how it's going to end or what you're going to see," he added, "But the basic gist of it is that when they're at the fort, Marcus sends Baird and Cole off to find supplies and reinforcements, and then he goes off to Azura. Then at the very end they show up with helicopters. This is where they went and what they did on that mission."
Among the reveal of a second campaign, a new trailer has surfaced showcasing the Aftermath gameplay and what to expect, which you can check out below alongside a handful of new screenshots.
Gears of War: Judgement will be available for Xbox 360 on