There’s some pretty big games coming out in 2016, but one that seemed to be (bizarrely) slipping under the radar is Gears of War 4 – the latest instalment in best-selling third-person shooter franchise.
Besides some titbits from the initial reveal trailer, we don’t know much about the upcoming sequel, besides the fact that it takes place quite some time after the events of Gears of War 3.
Well, Game Informer got an exclusive scoop on the upcoming chainsaw-‘n-shoot fest and has discovered not only that the game takes place 25 years later, but also some details on who exactly the new characters are.
JD Fenix is the primary protagonist in Gears of War 4, and the son of legendary war hero Marcus Fenix. JD is 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 that players will learn more about during the game.
JD Fenix will be voiced by Liam McIntyre who is best known for his work as the male lead in the Starz series Spartacus. He also recently played the Weather Wizard on the The CW show The Flash.
Kait Diaz was born and raised outside of the walled city-states protecting most of humanity. Her parents were leaders of this group of Outsiders, but her father died tragically years ago. Kait isn’t familiar with how the COG works, but she is a capable survivalist who forms a quick friendship with JD.
Kait will be voiced by Laura Bailey, who voiced Kid Trunks in Dragon Ball Z, Spartan Olympia Vale in Halo 5: Guardians, and Jaina Proudmoore in World of Warcraft, among others.
Delmont “Del” Walker Delmont
Delmont “Del” Walker Delmont is another ex-COG soldier. Del was an orphan who became friends with JD at boarding school. When JD ran off to join the Army, Del followed his lead. Unfortunately, Del was also involved with the classified incident that sent both of them running out into the wilds of Sera, seeking refuge among the Outsiders. Still, Del remains deeply loyal to JD.
Eugene Byrd takes on the voice role of Del. Byrd recently played Marcus “Boomer” Boone in last year’s shooter Battlefield Hardline. He also appears as a recurring cast member on television shows like Arrow and Bones.
Gears of War 4 doesn’t have a specified release date, but it is set to drop in 2016.
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