Gears of War is a science fiction video game franchise that is created and owned by Epic Games. The series take place on a fictional planet called Sera and focus on a war between humans and creatures known as the Locust. In the first Gears of War the protagonist Marcus Fenix A Gear in the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) leads his squad on a mission to deploy the Lightmass bomb and destroy the Locust Horde in their underground strongholds. The Sequel Gears of War 2 takes place six months after the events of the first game and follows Delta Squad and the COG army as it launches an assault directly against the Hollow in an effort to end the war. Gears of War 3 takes place 2 years after the sinking of Jacinto (Gears 2). With the COG army disbanded the remnant must band together to survive against a new threat, the Lambent. The newest installment, Gears of War 4, is set for release on the 11th October 2016.