Gears is back, and the series is returning to its roots! Yep, the next mainline GoW title is called 'Gears of War: E-Day', and it features classic characters Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago for an "origin story of one of gaming's most acclaimed sagas."

Up to this point, developer The Coalition has gone off on its own path with the Gears series, but this one really is harkening back to the Epic Games era of Gears of War. We're returning to the locust hordes of Emergence Day with an Unreal Engine 5-powered prequel.

Here's the team's initial introduction to Gears of War: E-Day:

"Emergence Begins.

Experience the brutal horror of Emergence Day through the eyes of Marcus Fenix in the origin story of one of gaming's most acclaimed sagas.​

Fourteen years before Gears of War, war heroes Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago return home to face a new nightmare: the Locust Horde. These subterranean monsters, grotesque and relentless, erupt from below, laying siege on humanity itself. ​

Built from the ground up with Unreal Engine 5, Gears of War: E-Day delivers unprecedented graphical fidelity."

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