Epic Games tonight announced what Gears Judgments new Aftermath game mode is. Occurring during Gears of War 3 when Baird and Cole head off to find supplies and fighters, they meet up with the new character Paddick. It’s a story based mode that will be unlocked by earning stars. Stars are earned by playing through the games main campaign and getting ribbons, execution, completing declassified mission, and difficulties, sort of like the campaign meta-game in Halo 3 and Reach.
It’s interesting that Judgment will be branching out and making itself not only a prequel to the original Gears of War but also as a side story to Gears of War 3. Who knows, maybe Epic will even release more Aftermath modes where we’ll see other side stories told.