The Gears of War series is coming back, complete with its hulking, steroided-out soldier characters and their many emotions. Because war against underground monsters is hell.
It seems that despite the supposed genocide against the Locust invaders in Gears of War 3, the existential threat of machine gun-wielding molemen has not yet ended. This time it’s the son of series protagonist Marcus Fenix who’s joining the fight by taking up chainsaw-bladed assault rifle‚probably for vengeance, if the mix of family imagery and that cover of The Sound of Silence is any indication.
Gears of War has always been about chainsawing monsters in half as well as brooding over the horrors of war, and it looks like players will very much be feeling those same feels later this year. At least we’re all off the hook for wiping out an entire race of molefolk.