Gears of War: Judgment delivers the most intense and challenging 'Gears' game yet, with a campaign that takes you back to the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day - the defining event of the Gears of War universe - for the very first time, and tests your mettle in highly-competitive new multiplayer modes. Set years prior to the events of the previous Gears of War trilogy, Judgment centers on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus ""The Cole Train"" Cole. Joined by newcomers Sofia Hendrick and Garron Paduk, they attempt to save the besieged city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy. Playable cooperatively with up to 3 friends on Xbox LIVE, Gears of War: Judgment depicts the planet Sera on the brink of annihilation by an unstoppable new Locust menace. Marking a 1st for the franchise, Gears of War: Judgment features a Misson Declassification system that lets players experience more challenging gameplay scenarios and achievements by uncovering critical information during the course of the campaign.