So I think what would be perfect for The Coalition to tackle after Gears to give them a break and something different would be either a spiritual successor, reboot, or remaster of Ninety-Nine Nights. With help from Tango Gameworks to make it successful for the Japanese audience that Xbox is lacking in. Despite it not have done well I still love the series and TC could do it justice. With their character driven work in Gears of War and how there’s several playable characters in N3. It would be perfect to try and tackle a fantasy game.
How I envision it is the similar the modern 3rd person camera of Gears/Mass Effect with two squadmates but they change depending on the mission. Similar gameplay to Gears with sprint and dodge rolling, but using melee weapons or magic instead of guns. And add in parry mechanic like in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Each character would also have an ultimate and passive like Gears 5 horde and also cards would replace the status items of the original. However there would also be weapons and armors to find that add different effects or increase power. Instead of hordes of enemies like the original it would be more like Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice with bosses and one on one fights. However it could have a horde like mode similar to Gears with 50 waves and bring in your story mode characters with the cards and equipment.
Knight Class Inphyy/Swordswoman character
Ultimate: Flameblade her sword becomes a fiery blade dealing burning damage.
Passive: Resist 25% fire damage
Paladin Class Aspharr/Lance Character
Ultimate: Iceblast his lance fires ice blasts at enemies slowing them down and chance to freeze.
Passive: Resist 25% ice damage
Mage Class Tyurru/Magic Character
Ultimate: Magic Blast powerful magic blast that has knockback power.
Passive: Resist 10% elemental damage
Rogue Class Dwingvatt/Daggers Character
Ultimate: Fury Rush Deal 25% melee damage and attack 25% faster.
Passive: When you take damage move 10% faster
Warrior Class Myifee/Axe Character
Ultimate: Berserker deal more melee damage and resist 25% damage when attacking.
Passive: Resist 25% knockback effect
Priest Class Klarrann/Staff Character
Ultimate: Divine Light a powerful beam of light blasts at an enemy and blinds them temporarily.
Passive: When you take damage heal 10% faster.
Brawler Class VigkVagk/Gauntlets Character
Ultimate: Shockfists when you melee enemies deal shock damage and stun them.
Passive: Resist 25% melee damage.
Archer Class Bow Character
Ultimate: Arrowstorm using the bow fires a barrage of arrows from the sky onto enemies.
Passive: Resist 25% Stun effect