New Xbox 360 Gears of War Will Be Revealed Next Week

They won't call it Gears of War 4 and they don't call it Gears of War Karting, so what in the world is the name of the new Gears of War?

The people at Game Informer magazine know, but they're not saying until Microsoft announces the game at Monday's Xbox 360 E3 briefing (which you'll be able to watch live on Kotaku starting at 9:30am PT, 12:30 eastern).

The game will be featured on the cover of the next issue of Game Informer (July), but they're blacking a lot of it out online for now. Tim Turi of Game Informer apologizes about not being able to reveal more: "We figure this news and a glimpse of the shrouded Gears of War cover are least some consolation, as the image raises some interesting questions: Who is in chains, and where?"

Top folks from Gears of War development studio Epic Games have already Tweeted their enthusiasm about the new Gears, including the head of People Can Fly, the Epic-owned studio that—hmmm—hasn't released a new game since early 2011's wonderful but not-so-great-selling Bulletstorm.

GI promises tons of coverage of the game online this June. Start your guessing and, take note, they're saying this is for the Xbox 360, not the next console.

August Cover Revealed: The Next Gears Of War [Game Informer]