Gears of War: Judgment will contain a second mini-campaign titled Aftermath, which tells the story of what Baird and Cole were up to at the end of Gears of War 3.
This second campaign is unlocked upon gaining all available stars in Gears of War: Judgment‘s campaign. “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,” Gears of War: Judgment’s lead level designer Jim Brown told OXM.
“So you’ll see when you go in there some people you recognize, some places, maybe even some enemies and then see how the two storylines weave together in the context of the whole. 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.
“But the basic gist of it is that when they’re at the fort, Marcus sends Barrett 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.”
You can check out some new screenshots of the game and an Aftermath video below.