Looks like Gears of War 3 is continuing to fill its cast with celebrity rap and hip hop artists. Alongside the previously leaked information that Ice T would be appearing in the game has a character, the news is now that Drake will be playing a character named “Jace.” The press release explains the importance of the character to the story:
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.
Epic Executive Producer Rod Fergusson
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 as someone who has no idea who Drake is, and even less of an idea who Jace is… SOUNDS EXCITING. In reality I’m glad Gears of War 3 is adding in more characters to Delta Squad. Although, it seems the opposite of Gears of War 2 where it was basically Marcus and Dom the game with rare appearances of Baird and Cole. Now we’ve got Jace, and Anya in addition to Cole and Baird. Should be good, here’s hoping the game is shown at E3 next week!