Hip-Hop artist Drake joins GoW3

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Epic Games has approached a up and coming hip-hop music star to play the voice for a character in the upcoming Gears of War 3.  He is set to release his debut album called “Thank Me Later” on June 15th.  Don’t know who it is yet?  He has been nominated for a Grammy.  Any idea?  He is called Drake and he will be voicing the character Jace Stratton which will be a new playable character.

Now you might be curious as to who this Jace Stratton is, but with Epic providing four player co-op campaign options there will be an option for them to reach past the set storyline of past games and pull from the books and comics instead.

Epic’s Executive Producer Rod Fergusson explains a bit on Jace Stratton and why the approached Drake:

“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.”

Look for Gears of War 3 arriving exclusively on the Xbox 360 sometime in April of 2011.

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  • frank

    lol this is random but i think its cool that they cast him like that….im sure to be at the mid night release of this and im not going to sleep after

  • Ehh, I don’t think Drake’s voice really fits that character at all… Especially when all of the other men in the game have such deep raspy voices, it’ll just be awkward having him.

    Interesting cast GoW3 is shaping up to have though, first with Ice T and now Drake.

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