This is not the first time a Hip-Hop artist will make an appearance in a video game, but it sure is a bit odd. I’m a fan of both Drake and the Gears of War franchise so it’s not a bad thing, just unexpected.
Drake will be voicing one of the new playable characters in the game. The character is Jace Stratton, who is a familiar face to those that have read the Gears of War comics.
Here’s Epic Executive Producer Rod Fergusson on the casting of Drake for Gears of War 3.
“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.”
So there you have it. You’ll be able to hear Drake as Jace Stratton on April 5th 2011 when Gears of War 3 comes out.
Can wait until then to hear more from Drake? Well his debut album “Thank Me Later” drops this Tuesday, June 15th.