Yep, you did read that title correctly. News out of Epic HQ has revealed that “The fastest rising superstar in hip-hop” will be making an appearance in Gears of War 3, or at least his voice will be. Drake will be the voice of the Ludacris lookalike Jace Stratton. Those of you familiar to the Gears of War comics will have no doubt heard of Jace before this announcement but for many of you, including me this will be our first time seeing the character in action.
Here is what Epic Executive Producer Rod Fergusson had to say about the latest addition.
“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”. “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.”
Here is what Drake had to say about his role in the game
“When Epic came to me with the role, I couldn’t pass it up”. “They’ve created an amazing character in Jace, and I’m looking forward to my tour in Delta Squad.”
Gears of War 3 launches worldwide next April exclusively on Xbox 360. While you are here, Check out our Thank Me Later album review