WTF is Gears of War: Exile?

Gears of War: Exile

Siliconera has dug up a bunch of trademark listings for Gears of War: Exile. Listed over at the US Patent and Trademark Office’s website are filings that link Exile to “video game software,” a “series of computer game hint books and instruction manuals” and possibly “t-shirts.”

That logo you see above is one of two that were registered with this trademark filing. If this turns out to be another game, then that means that Epic is currently hard at work on three GoW-related projects: the Gears of War Triple Pack, Gears of War 3 and this. Epic was scheduled to unveil some top-secret stuff at the Spike TV VGAs last year, but they pulled the announcement shortly before the awards ceremony. Could Exile be that canned announcement?