It's looking like rappers will be heavily represented in Gears of War 3. Last week, we learned that O.G. Ice-T says he's providing a voice for the game, and this morning we learn that rapper Drake is confirmed as voice talent in the game. Maybe most importantly to gamers: Drake will be doing the voice for Jace Stratton, a new playable character in the upcoming finale to the celebrated Gears saga.
Drake, described as "the fastest rising superstar in today’s hip-hop music scene" also has a new album, Thank Me Later, coming out on June 14. How convenient.
“Jace is a central character in the comic books, so he was an obvious choice as a character we wanted to bring into the third game,” said Epic Executive Producer Rod Fergusson. “When we began casting for the role, ‘So Far Gone’ had just released and Drake’s combination of heart and grit was just what we were looking for. Rather than search for somebody who sounded like him, it was clear that we should approach him directly… fortunately he turned out to be a huge fan.”
“When Epic came to me with the role, I couldn’t pass it up,” said Drake. “They’ve created an amazing character in Jace, and I’m looking forward to my tour in Delta Squad.”
So... what do you guys think of Drake/Jace?
Do doubt we will be playing Gears of War 3 at E3 this year!