Cliff Bleszinski revealed some rather juicy tidbits in an interview with Danish game publication Game Reactor, hinting at what we should be expecting in Gears of War 2. While the interview is, regrettably, in Danish, Team Xbox was kind enough to post a translated excerpt for the linguistically challenged:
Is Gears of War the Story of Marcus Fenix?
It’s without the doubt the story of Marcus, but it’s also the story of humanity with its back against the wall. And in the sequel, it’s also about Dom and the two new characters Tai and Dizzy. And there’s also loads of backstory about the Pendulum Wars, Jacinto, etc. There are lot of details. And what about the voice you hear in the trailers? That’s the kind of stuff we’ll answer in [Gears of War] 2.
Okay, so many have already speculated that the female voice narrating much of the game is the Locust Queen, especially when she refers to herself and the Locusts in the plural "we" in the ending cinematic. Locust units like Boomers and General RAAM can be heard shouting reverences that reference a female leader (i.e. "For the Queen!"), and there is now a chance gamers will finally learn more about her this coming November.
Sure, some were disgruntled with the first Gears of War's lack of story, but the absence of narrative exploration left a lot of untapped potential for Epic to explore, and there's a good chance they took full advantage of all the first game's loose ends while composing the sequel.