Gears of War: Judgment arriving March 19

Epic Games-People Can Fly shooter landing exclusively on Xbox 360 early next year, reveals director of production Rod Fergusson.

[UPDATE]: Epic Games revealed Gears of War: Judgment will release on March 19, 2013 at its San Diego Comic-Con panel.

Gears of War: Judgment will arrive during March 2013, Epic Games director of production Rod Fergusson told game-centric television show X-Play (via the program's Twitter account). Previously, the game was expected sometime in early 2013.

Gears of War: Judgment goes to war in March.

March 2013 is gearing up to be loaded with big-name games. Projects already confirmed for launch during that window include the Tomb Raider reboot, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and God of War: Ascension.

Gears of War: Judgment is the first entry in the series since last year's trilogy-capping Gears of War 3. Developed by Epic Games in conjunction with Bulletstorm studio People Can Fly, the project focuses on series soldier Damon Baird and will not use the Kinect. For more on Gears of War: Judgment, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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pqwoei
pqwoei

Crap! it's going to released in the same month with the new God of War, now I don't know what to buy first

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

If you're looking for something new to the franchise, I wouldn't hold your breath.  This is a glorified expansion.  Anything ground breaking will be reserved for the next gen Gears.

Dubaholick
Dubaholick

I'm hoping that there will be some serious gameplay tweaks as I'm looking for something fresh from this title and Gears desperately needs something f.r.e.s.h. Don't get me wrong, gears is one of my all time favorite series however I have no desire to do the identical thing I just did in Gears 3 only a few months ago with the only notable difference being that I'm playing as Baird/Cole. I am interested in the idea of their back stories so if the the gameplay still stays identical I will simply treat it as a rental.

marcusurelius
marcusurelius

I think I might wait for the reviews before I have any interest in this one. It kind of looks the same to me and they announced it way too fast; never a good sign.

ghost688
ghost688

i dont understand: when the game is not challenging the people say the game are easy, and when is challenging people say are ficking hard

mtait01
mtait01

wow that didn't take them long....

bluespire1
bluespire1

i don't Believe it....this game will be delayed until the fall(by Microsoft) mark my words just like Gears 3 

schlagermeister
schlagermeister

Looking forward to playing the story of the early part of the Gears war!!

juiceair
juiceair

Yeah right, I don't believe this for one minute.  When Gears 3 was announced to come out in April of 2011, Microsoft realized they didn't have an exclusive big enough to carry the holidays and made them push back the release to save their own butts.  The same thing will happen next year and Microsoft will force the Gears management to delay the game.  Too bad for the fans though.

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

Since im a huge fan of gears ill be getting this but mainly for the story. After what happened to gears 3 multiplayer going from amazing to a couple of updates later to lag fest and bullet sponge, im not excited for this game at all but when it comes it comes and ill be playing it but there are way too many better games coming out the first 3 months of 2013 alone.

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

Wow.. Another GOW game already? Am really behind on my story mode!

SolidTy
SolidTy

This is People May Fly's take on GeoW, I liked Bulletstorm, but I didn't love it. It wasn't worth $60, so I probably will wait for a sale on this one...UNLESS the reviews are fabulous. The name alone won't draw me in, I watch devs like a hawk. ;) :P

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

The last great Xbox 360 game before Xbox 720. March 2013 Microsoft could have waited until The new Xbox console launches this Gears of War game would have made a great Launch game.

ojugyujxsygrh
ojugyujxsygrh

Oh look, another gears of war.

rofl, no thanks.

Game__Raider
Game__Raider

This game is already inevitably going to be delayed. Its obvious. Too many big games coming out that month and Microsoft will want to push it back closer to holiday season for bigger sales. Watch.

Aria1368
Aria1368

she looks like "sarah" from prison break only prettier.oh dear god, you know that im ready to marry such a beautiful girl.

santinegrete
santinegrete

To my RROD'ed console: My dear whitey, WHY YOU HAD TO DIE?!

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Timing makes sense then for a Fall 2013 next Xbox launch. Gears Judgment could be the 360's true swan song.

saoe
saoe

peope can fly are making it, they dont faq around like EPIC!

buying1999
buying1999

wow, this is going to be freaking awesome!!! It'll set a new high standard in console graphics and gameplay. Wow it must suck to only own the over priced internet ready blu ray player.

 

The Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @juiceair Unless the Next Xbox is set for a Fall 2013 launch, which is still a possibility. They won't want to release a high-profile 360 title at the same time

thunderboltx7
thunderboltx7

 @Game__Raider I'm guessing it will come out in May at the latest. If they wait until September, then CoD and Halo 4 will put up some good competition for shooters, and overall, game sales.

DarthLod
DarthLod

 @buying1999 Maybe if you weren't blinded by stupidity you could see that there are good and bad in BOTH consoles. You just miss out by having this kind of childish attitude.

arsala360
arsala360

 @buying1999 Someone clearly hasn't seen the E3 demos for Beyond Two Souls, God of War Ascension or The Last of Us. 

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @mtait01

 You think so? The graphics looked sharper on Gears 2 and Gears 3 had a very updated look to it.

Game__Raider
Game__Raider

 @thunderboltx7 Very true but we all know its not coming out in May haha. Epic always delays their games. My guess is at first it will be delayed to mid April. Then get delayed once more to the end of April or early -mid May. Haha, I'd bet on it.

Aria1368
Aria1368

 @samantha_sneez how is that, im pervert?! describing someone as beautiful as she is ... and wishing to have someone like this does not qualify me as a pervert me lady :)

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @DarthLod  @buying1999 Exactly. The conflict shouldn't be between PS3 and 360 players, the conflict should be between console gamers and PC gamers (who are all jerks).

punk950
punk950

 @arsala360 and the both of you are clearly braindead because PC is obviously a superior platform to your BS outdated hardware

mtait01
mtait01

 @samantha_sneez i guess they did look a little sharper but I have to agree with the original comment... samey 

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

 @Game__Raider gears 3 was supposed to come out in april but got pushed to september so you never know.

thunderboltx7
thunderboltx7

 @samantha_sneez you don't even know what chauvinistic means? That's not even proper in this context. I made a comment, not a laundry list of things. 

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @banana23man

 Oh, and not only are you a quite ridiculous, you're also an e-stalker as well. For somebody who doesn't like me very well, you sure go out of your damn way to reply to everything I say.

 

Creepy

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

Don't hate, banana23man. I have no attitude, thank you very much. You're just sensitive.

 

 Secondly, a troll on this website? Surely, you give me too much credit, darling.

 

"...joined and shes has been up in everyone's comments..." fix your silly grammatical errors first, then you can insult people, sweetie pie.

banana23man
banana23man

 @Aria1368 Nah, she just joined and shes has been up in everyone's comments with a holier-than-thou attitude and useless replies. A damned troll if I ever see one.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @punk950 "watered down toy versions of real computers"

 

Yes, they're old hardware at this point, we get that. Back in 2005/6 however, they weren't.

 

Think about the best-looking console games. Let's say those are Uncharted 3, Gears 3, Killzone 3, Alan Wake, and the console versions of Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2. Back in 2006, the PC didn't have any games that looked that good.

 

These were very capable machines back when they launched.

 

Your language reeks of elitism, by the way, so I doubt you're fully comprehending anything I'm saying.

 

I would also argue that the PC puts a limit on gameplay innovation, to a certain extend, because of how ubiquitous the mouse and keyboard is. PC snobs like you think your mouse + keyboard can do everything, and that any additional input methods (motion controls, voice commands, etc) are just "gimmicky crap", which means PC games never see any innovation as far as input methods.

 

Sure, Kinect and PS Move have generated tons of crappy gimmicky games, but there are also instances where the tech has been put to very good use. You're going to overlook those, of course.

punk950
punk950

 @Spartan_418 I allow for the possibility that consoles at some point might graduate to a point higher than homogenized, watered down toy versions of real computers, but I have yet to be truly impressed to such a degree by xbox or playstation. Think back to the mid-late 90's when all the great innovations in game design were being made. Most, if not all of them were on the PC. We'll probably never have a renaissance like that again, and (in my opinion at least) that is due in no small part to the complete takeover of the market by consoles. 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @punk950 No, you're all jerks because you think no one should be allowed to play games on anything that isn't a PC.

 

And because you don't allow for the possibility that there are still good reasons to use consoles, despite the outdated hardware.

 

I personally play all three: PC, 360 and PS3. I don't see the need to get rid of the consoles just because PC hardware is more powerful.

punk950
punk950

 @Spartan_418 We're all jerks because we're bitter over losing devs and IPs to a piece of hardware from 2005

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @punk950

 Then why are you in here spouting your BS? They're not braindead, they are probably intellectually superior to you in every way. You're calling someone else braindead when your grammar and sentence structure looks like something a second grader would write?

 

Go away.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @punk950  Nope. Playing a console at all doesn't make you "braindead". There are good exclusive games on 360 and PS3 that the PC doesn't have. They make the consoles worth playing.

juiceair
juiceair

 @Spartan_418 If you think he's a troll here, you should see him over at Lens of Truth.