After the release of Gears of War, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3, Epic Games decided it was time for the world to welcome a new iteration; Gears of War: Judgment. Powered by the Unreal Engine 3.5, and developed by Epic Games along with People Can Fly, this title tells the story of both Lt. Damon Baird, leader of Kilo Squad, and Pvt. Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole. When compared to previous iterations of the series, Gears of War: Jugdment takes place prior to all other games. In short, it explains the origins and background story of both Baird and Cole.