An unlockable campaign titled Aftermath will be available for Gears of War: Judgment, and it will detail Baird and Cole's journey to find reinforcements and supplies at the end of Gears of War 3. During their mission they encounter Garron Paduk, a character featured in Gears of War: Judgment.

In an interview with Joystiq, Epic Games senior producer Alan Van Slyke talked about the importance of the Aftermath unlockable. "Aftermath is two things. One for the Gears 3 fans who wanted more traditional Gears 3 content, it's there to satisfy them," said Van Slyke. "Two, I think it gives us a chance to bookend the trilogy, so we have Cole and Baird leaving to go get reinforcements at the end of Gears 3 and we're able to build upon that."

Gamers must earn stars through the Gears of War: Judgment main campaign to unlock "Aftermath." Playing declassified missions will also help earn stars, but if gamers want to stick to the classified stuff, "Aftermath" is still there for the taking.

Gears of War: Judgment enters the Xbox 360 universe on March 19th.