While there is absolutely zero gameplay shown in the latest Gears of War 4 trailer, the level of emotion within it still renders it quite effective. Plus we get to see Marcus Fenix, so the nostalgia is there.
Gears of War 4 takes place 25 Years after Gears of War 3. “Spurred by a series of strange disappearances, JD Fenix must embrace his father’s legacy and battle a terrifying new enemy.” This terrifying new enemy lends itself to some scary stuff it seems, as we witness Marcus’ son, JD Fenix, running for his life through a wooded area. Between cuts of JD struggling for survival, we cut back in time to the Fenix property as Marcus is planting a tree in the yard. It’s peacetime, they’ve won the war against the Locust, and as Marcus plants a young JD runs about the yard without a care in the world.
As Marcus finishes putting his tree in ground, he takes out Dom’s knife and etches “JD” into the tree’s bark. He picks up his son an stares back at his loving wife. The trailer then cuts back to JD, hiding behind a downed tree. Then, we see it – “JD”. From behind the tree a creature leaps out at JD who fires at it. Cut to black .
E3 2016 is just two months away at this point. Gears of War 4 is sure to be a focal point for Microsoft, and we’re excited to see what they’ll surely be showing.