Just what exactly is Gears of War: Exile? Epic Games have filed a trademark and registered a logo (via Siliconera) that points to some new kind of Gears of War game. The fact that it has no number would suggest that it’s to be an side story rather than direct follow on from the Marcus Phoenix narrative. When you think of the word exile you think of expulsion and banishment. Maybe part of Gears of War 3 has you play or support a Locust fighter whose changed sides. Like the Arbiter of Halo and Exile is a spin off of that. Or maybe this is some kind of prequel featuring to Marcus Phoenix’s father who was hinted to having links to the enemy at the end of Gears of War 2 when the Locust Queen spoke of him quite favourably. And could Gears of War: Exile have been the game Cliff Bleszinski was supposed to announce at last year’s Spike VGAs? At the last minute, Epic decided not to show anything because “the timing wasn’t right,” and to be honest, I would be surprised if we hear anymore before the release of Gears of War 3 this Autumn since all marketing focus will be on that game. Unless Exile is a downloadable supporting Gears 3. Yeah, okay, I’m speculating like crazy now so I’ll just stop. But I am pleased that more Gears is on the way, whatever it may be.