It was teased yesterday by Cliff Bleszinski on twitter, but today it is revealed. Drake, a former Degrassi High Canadian actor, and recent Grammy nominated recording artist, will be joining the Gears of War 3 Delta Squad as Jace Stratton.
“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.”
We’ve seen the character in the recently released screenshots for Gears of War 3, we knew who he was from the comics but had no further information regarding the character or voice actor in game. With four player co-op being added to Gears of War 3, Jace will be a playable character and will be a great asset to Delta Squad.
For fans of his music, Drakes debut album titled ‘Thank Me Later’ will be in stores on June 15th.