"central character" from the comics, will be voiced by hip-hop's Drake.
You're unlikely to be the only one without a clue who this guy is. His combo of "heart and grit" landed him the role, and "fortunately" he's a big fan.
Rod Fergusson described Stratton as a "central character in the comic books" and he should know being the Gears of War executive producer.
"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," said Fergusson, talking about 's released album in 2009 (thanks Wikipedia).
"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." The hip-hop man himself said he "couldn't pass it up".
"I'm looking forward to my tour in Delta Squad," added Drake. Gears of War 3 releases exclusively on Xbox 360 April 8th, 2011. It's expected to be at E3 this week.
Epic enlists hip-hop artist Drake for Gears of War 3, in Delta Squad
14 June 2010 | By Simon Priest