This year's Spike Video Game Awards turned out to be a trailer release party. As part of the festivities, Epic Games premiered the first real story trailer for the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment.
As a prequel in a series steeped in expanded universe back-story, most of the details about Judgment are already known. However, Epic managed to keep the Big Bad a secret until now. The enemy players will be going up against in the Judgment campaign is a Locust commander named Karn, the "villain of Emergence Day." Players will take on the role of Baird, Cole, and other Gears as they deal with political and strategic considerations in the immediate aftermath of E-Day.
Gears of War: Judgment is scheduled to launch on March 19, and some of the pre-order bonuses for the title have already been announced.