The next installment in the Gears of War series takes place 15 years before the start of the first game. This prequel stars some familiar - but younger - faces and also some new ones. Take a moment to refamiliarize yourself with Cole and Baird, and meet newcomers Garron Paduk, Sofia Hendrik, and Ezra Loomis.

Name: Damon Baird
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs

When we first meet Baird in Gears of War: Judgment, he's a lieutenant responsible for leading Kilo Squad against the new Locust threat. The fan favorite comes with all the snark and attitude you're familiar with, but he's not quite the jaded, cynical jerk we see by the end of Gears of War 3. Baird is filled with pride by the opportunity of leading fellow COGs, and he wants to be the best officer he can be.

Name: Augustus Cole
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230 lbs

All the way up until two months before the Locust breached the surface of Sera on E-Day, Cole was busy kicking ass on the Thrashball field. A prodigy at the sport, Cole endeared himself to a world of thrashball fans as "Cole Train." While he becomes fast friends with Baird, Cole misses his hard-earned sports fame and is second-guessing enlisting.