E3 2012: Gears of War Judgement trailer reveals new characters

The Xbox 360 exclusive comes with a new origins story

Gears of War: Judgement takes the franchise back to the beginning of the Locust invasion with the Xbox 360 exclusive taking on Baird as lead character

A new Gears of War: Judgement trailer has been unveiled at E3 2012 with Gearbox showcasing the Xbox exclusive as an origins story which takes place just after the first Locust invasion.

With an expected release date of 2013 gamers will have a while to wait before they can get back into the thick of it leading Kilo Squad as Baird alongside series favourite Augustus 'The Cole Train' Cole.

Gameplay is expected to be very similar to the previous titles but expect the graphics to get a serious overhaul while there will no doubt be a number of new features and weapons.

The game was just one part of a wider Microsoft conference which featured full gameplay trailers from Halo 4 and more. While it was originally believed that Microsoft would unveil the Xbox 720 it appears as though E3 2012 has proven there are many more titles to be released on the existing platform first.