Drake No Longer Coolest Guy in Gears of War 3 – Epic Adds Ice-T

ice-tIt’s not uncommon for game developers to draft big named voice actors for stunt casting in games, but it’s rare when one of those actors has the gravitas to make the game better (Excepting Sir Patrick Stewart). Alongside the new female Gears in the upcoming Gears of War 3, players will have time to hang out with a rap icon.

Ice-T is adding his voice to the game as Griffin, the leader of a group of survivors called the Stranded.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Ice my whole life, and it turns out he’s a big fan of Gears,” said Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski. “His legendary tough-as-nails, street-smart persona fits perfectly with Griffin.”

The actor/musician claims to be a big fan of gaming and this is not his first foray into the media. He’s also had parts in games like Scarface, Def Jam and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. We’ll likely find out more about Griffin as Gears of War 3 nears its April 2011 release date. Previously, Epic revealed that Hip-hop artist Drake is also voicing a  role for the game.

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