Well folks it looks like Game Informer let the chainsaw out of the bag early. The new Gears of War game is entitled Gears of War: Judgment and it’s a prequel. Okay, they don’t explicitly state it’s a prequel, but just take a look at Cole — he’s obviously younger here. Also this is being developed by People Can Fly (Bulletstorm). Come back here during E3 2012 for more news on Gears of War: Judgment.
Source: Game Informer