The gameplay trailer at E3 last year showed a new cast of characters for the upcoming Gears of War 4.  Though developers The Coalition have not released much information, GameInformer revealed a lot of information about the new characters.

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The game will take place fifteen years after Gear of War 3.  Marcus Fenix’s son, J.D., (center) will star as the main character.  He is described as an “idealist who ran away from home at a young age to join the the COG militia only to go AWOL after a classified incident.”

On the left is Kate Diaz, an outsider who forms a quick friendship with Diaz.  Voice actor, Laura Bailey, explained more about the character: “What’s interesting about her is that she grew up as an Outsider, so she’s been away from this military environment that the boys grew up in. It’s fun to do her dialogue because she approaches it from a different place. She has a less technical approach to everything she does because she’s never experienced anything like this. She’s a great entry point into this world, because she doesn’t know everything about it either.”

On the right is Delmont “Del” Walker, an ex soldier who joined along with J.D.  He was also involved in the classified incident with J.D. and joins J.D. when he defects to the Outsiders.

Gears of War 4 will release later this year exclusively for Xbox One,  let us know how excited you are for the next installment in the beloved franchise in the comments.

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