Corporal Jayson 'Jace' Stratton made his first visual appearance in Gears of War 3, Originally, he was going to be voiced by rapper Drake, but a scheduling conflict prevented him from working with Epic Games. He was replaced by Michael B. Jordan. In Chapter IV, in co-op campaign, the second player controls Jace. Jace was a featured character in the Gears of War 3 downloadable content and prequel to the original game, "RAAM's Shadow", where he was rescued from the Locust forces by Zeta-Six. He returns at the end of the story where he joins with the Gears to defend an orphanage and fight off General RAAM, the event that leads to him enlisting as a Gear.