Game Informer have revealed the cover of their next issue, and taken the opportunity to announce the next title in Epic Games’ Gears of War franchise.

Set to be fully revealed at Microsoft’s E3 conference on Monday, the game will, naturally, see release on the Xbox 360. Game Informer’s cover image shows a man in chains, with scenes of Locust Reavers destroying buildings in the background. Could this be the battle of Ephyra taking place in the background? And could the man in chains be series protagonist Marcus Fenix, being led away after deserting his post to save his father? This seems to be the obvious conclusion to jump to, but perhaps Epic will surprise us at E3.

Honestly, I didn’t see this one coming, at least not yet. But I’m always up for more Gears! Roll on Monday! See the magazine cover below.