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Gears of War: Exile Trademarked

But what could it beeeeeeeeee?

When the Final Fantasy XIII-2 domain registration story was going around last week I dismissed it because, really, why would Square Enix announce a new spin-off when it has seventeen other Final Fantasy XIII spin-offs still coming down the pipe? I was wrong on that one, and I don’t want to make a similar mistake so soon, so that’s why I want to talk to you about Gears of War: Exile. It’s a newly discovered trademarked phrase with the US Patent and Trademark office, presumably filed by Epic or Microsoft, that may or may not be used for an upcoming Gears of War game (via Siliconera). 

Oddly, there’s a total of three trademarks for Exile out there: one for shirts, one for video game software, and one other for video game instruction manuals and hint books. And, as you'll see, some neat logo artwork has been included with the trademark.  
 


Unfortunately, that’s where this story ends for now. When Joystiq reached out to Epic for comment, it gave them the standard “we’ve nothing to share at this time.”  
 
So, could this be the game that Epic ended up not showing at the VGAs? Is this the rumored Kinect offering? Is this a prequel to the trilogy that ends with Gears of War 3? It’s doubtful that we’ll know for sure until someone makes an official announcement, but this definitely looks like it could become a real thing, especially in a world where Final Fantasy XIII-2 is possible.
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Posted by BradNicholson

When the Final Fantasy XIII-2 domain registration story was going around last week I dismissed it because, really, why would Square Enix announce a new spin-off when it has seventeen other Final Fantasy XIII spin-offs still coming down the pipe? I was wrong on that one, and I don’t want to make a similar mistake so soon, so that’s why I want to talk to you about Gears of War: Exile. It’s a newly discovered trademarked phrase with the US Patent and Trademark office, presumably filed by Epic or Microsoft, that may or may not be used for an upcoming Gears of War game (via Siliconera). 

Oddly, there’s a total of three trademarks for Exile out there: one for shirts, one for video game software, and one other for video game instruction manuals and hint books. And, as you'll see, some neat logo artwork has been included with the trademark.  
 


Unfortunately, that’s where this story ends for now. When Joystiq reached out to Epic for comment, it gave them the standard “we’ve nothing to share at this time.”  
 
So, could this be the game that Epic ended up not showing at the VGAs? Is this the rumored Kinect offering? Is this a prequel to the trilogy that ends with Gears of War 3? It’s doubtful that we’ll know for sure until someone makes an official announcement, but this definitely looks like it could become a real thing, especially in a world where Final Fantasy XIII-2 is possible.
Posted by MooseyMcMan

Neat.

Edited by Hailinel

Oh my.
 
DAMMIT.  So close.  Oh well.  I wonder if Gears of War 3 is in for a name change.

Posted by moelarrycurly

Dammit.

Posted by EquitasInvictus

That's really interesting. It'd be nice to see more of the Gears' universe after 3.

Posted by Shami_Sansi

Facebook game. I'm calling it now.

Posted by Skullomania

Fuckin' webcomic.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Sure. Bring it.

Posted by rosebud04

It better not be a Facebook game.

Edited by Swick

Calling MMO. You know... cause why the hell not?

Posted by UberExplodey

I hate how any sort of preliminary trademark bullshit qualifies as "news" now...but that's just me.

Posted by I_smell

I bet it's an XBLA game.
 
OR AN IPHONE GAME!

Posted by CaptainFish

It's a strategy game.

"All Units! Hey! All Units! AW C'MON!"

Posted by Solh0und
@I_smell said:
" I bet it's an XBLA game.
   
 
What he said...
Posted by FiestaUnicorn

Mahjong.  Get your tiles ready!
Posted by RandomInternetUser

I'm guessing it's a prequel and you play Marcus up until he gets thrown in jail

Posted by Gamer_152

Is it too early to buy up GearsGearsGears.com?

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Posted by bigsmoke77

it must be a RTS....like halo wars

Posted by Mowgers

Hmmm. Play as a locust maybe? I know the basic locust grunts are dumb as a bag of hammers but the Theron Guard are probably smart enough to make a character out of right?

Posted by HarrySound

iphone and or android game....

Edited by DonutFever

Perhaps it's like Gears: Case West. 
EDIT: Or Case Zero, rather. A Prequel To The Sequel.

Posted by XenoNick

Cool. Always up for more Gears.

Posted by Majkiboy

A new Game Room release! YEAH...

Posted by bucky

PREQUELLLLLLL

Posted by JackSukeru
@DonutFever said:
" Perhaps it's like Gears: Case West. "
Chronicling the early days of Frank West, back when he covered wars.
Posted by hagridore

Motion comic. 
 
Or iPhone game.

Posted by afrokola

AHHHHHHHH!!! Gotta love me some Gears!

Posted by dr_pineapple

I wonder if someone will actually get exiled.

Posted by AverageGreg

I'm guessing a prequel, ending with Marcus in jail at the beginning of the first Gears. 
 
Makes sense of the whole 'Exile' thing.

Posted by Zippedbinders

Wait. Are people seriously considering this to be an iPhone game? Given how much money Microsoft pumps into it, I doubt they'd have it on their direct competitor's product. My money is on an arcade game or a prequel.

Posted by John1912
@CrazyGreg said:
" I'm guessing a prequel, ending with Marcus in jail at the beginning of the first Gears.  Makes sense of the whole 'Exile' thing. "
Im guessing maybe a exiled Locust, or Locust clan that you play as.
Posted by peligroy2k

is a facebook game!!

Posted by bjorno

gear of war golf

Posted by ESREVER

I'm having a hard time getting excited by anything Gears related. Gears 3 was originally the only game for my 360 I was somewhat looking forward to. But oh man, after Vanquish, I don't know if I can go back to Gears.  
Vanquish, to me, is one of the finest TPS to-date. 
As for the new trademark, it could be anything. I really wouldn't be surprised if it was a facebook game. 

Posted by Hockeymask27

Maybe its a prequel showing the outbreak of the locust and how Marcus ended up in jail.

Posted by NekuSakuraba

It's a Kinect game.

Posted by TheSmashing
@NekuSakuraba said:
" It's a Kinect game. "
pew pew pew
Posted by Hughes

Windows Phone 7 game.

Posted by ma_rc_01

Would you perhaps be playing as an exiled Locust guy shooting other locust guys, that's why the logo is grey.

Posted by Palaeomerus

Maybe an rpg sort of thing? (Due to the Hint book?) 

Posted by Oy

I'm guessing its about Marcus' father during the Pendulum Wars.

Posted by DonPixel

A new line of Bodybuilding suplements and steroids for hardcore Gear´s Fans

Posted by ch3burashka
@RockmanBionics said:
" @DonutFever said:
" Perhaps it's like Gears: Case West. "
Chronicling the early days of Frank West, back when he covered wars. "
...and gears of said wars.
Posted by advocatefish

Maybe XBLA download, but then why trademark it for instruction manuals and hint books?

Edited by 234r2we232
@advocatefish said:

" Maybe XBLA download, but then why trademark it for instruction manuals and hint books? "

You're right! It's almost as if it's NOT going to to be a XBLA/downloadable game! 
 
:O
Posted by FlyBikes06

this is what i think of this  

Posted by big_jon
@Hughes said:
"Windows Phone 7 game. "

...
Posted by MisterMouse

bets on when this will be announced?

Edited by NTM

If it was the prequel to Gears of War 3 it would be off the book Jacinto's Remnant. Or if it was a prequel to the first it would be Aspho Fields. I'm sure that's not what it would be.
Posted by m0nty

Dead Rising Case Zero type DLC maybe?
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