Rap Icon Ice T Joins Gears of War 3 Cast

Today, Microsoft and Epic Games announced that renowned rap artist, actor and videogame aficionado Ice-T will voice the role of Griffin, a new character in “Gears of War 3,” releasing only on Xbox 360 in April 2011.  Ice-T joins the cast with fellow hip-hop sensation Drake, bringing their voices and personalities to new characters in the “Gears of War” universe.

“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.”

In the final chapter of the trilogy, Griffin leads a rag-tag group of human survivors, known as the Stranded, who Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad will encounter as they battle the infected Lambent.

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.