Video game companies like to use top gamer magazines and websites to hype their upcoming titles, and Cary-based Epic gave one of the biggest this year to Game Informer magazine.

The magazine’s website disclosed this weekend the title for Epic’s fourth “Gears of War” title.

“Gears of War: Judgment” will be formally announced at the E3 entertainment expo this week, the magazine says.

Two covers of the July issue, which is due out Monday, feature two images related to Judgment.

“The July cover of Game Informer shows series mainstay Damon Baird shackled as the Locust hordes rage around him,” Game Informer declares on its website.

“Augustus ‘Cole Train’ Cole, soldier and world-famous Thrashball player, dons our second cover image in the same precarious situation.”

Epic also  plans to announce full details on Monday at the E3 games conference, according to the report.

Curiously, back in April, reports circulated that a Gears title had been cancelled.

Over the weekend, stories also said that Epic’s “People Can Fly” subsidiary developed the near Gears.

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