Grammy Nominated Recording Artist “Drake” Joins the Cast of Biggest Game of 2011 in “Gears of War 3”
The new face of
hip-hop (with debut album –“Thank Me Later” out June 15th) brings Jace Stratton
to life in the final chapter of the blockbuster “Gears of War” trilogy
The fastest rising superstar in today’s hip-hop music scene is teaming
up with Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games to lend his voice to the biggest
blockbuster game of 2011, “Gears of War 3,” only on Xbox 360. Set to release his
much-anticipated debut album, “Thank Me Later,” on June 15, Grammy-nominated
recording artist Drake is voicing Jace Stratton, a new playable character in
the upcoming finale to one of the most celebrated sagas in video games.
In the finale to one of gaming’s most recognizable sagas, Epic has
added four player cooperative campaign gameplay, allowing them to bring
characters from the extended “Gears” universe to life.
“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.”
Developed by acclaimed studio Epic Games and published by Microsoft
Game Studios, “Gears of War 3” launches worldwide in April 2011, only on Xbox 360.
The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox
history, having sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, and spawning New
York Times best-selling novels, an upcoming film and more.
debut album, ‘Thank Me Later,’ arrives in stores June 15 from Aspire/ Young
Money/ Cash Money/ Universal Motown.
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Photo credit for Drake’s image can be attributed to Anthony Mandler.
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