Key Points:

  • Borderlands 3 adds a celebrity voice actor with Ice-T.
  • The Law & Order actor plays the character BALEX, who is an AI trapped inside the body of a teddy bear.
  • Ice-T first teased a role in Borderlands 3 back in March.
  • The Borderlands 3 release date is September 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

As rumored, the actor, rapper, and heavy metal band co-founder Ice-T is voicing a character in Borderlands 3. Ice-T plays the character BALEX, an AI who is trapped inside of a teddy bear.

It’s all very strange, which is in keeping with the over-the-top and humorous themes of Borderlands 3. Check out the video above to see the section of Ice-T in Borderlands 3.

Ice-T is a longtime fan of the Borderlands franchise. Back in March, he himself started an internet rumor that he would voice a character in Borderlands 3. The game’s official Twitter account posted a joking reply, so it just a matter of time before this all became official as it now has.

It’s not immediately clear how prominent a character BALEX is to Borderlands 3’s story. GameSpot played a demo recently that introduced BALEX and saw players helping him take down his ex-wife, another AI.

One of the Borderlands franchise’s most recognizable characters, Claptrap, is now voiced by Jim Foronda (Dragon Ball Z Kai) after the original actor, David Eddings, left Gearbox amid a bitter dispute with his former employer.

Ice-T has been in the Law & Order: SVU cast in a recurring role since 2000. He also co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count.

He frequently tweets about his passion for gaming. He plays Destiny 2 on rainy days; he explores the world of Far Cry 5 while waiting in his SVU dressing room; and he believes the console wars are stupid. At E3 2011, Ice-T appeared alongside Cliff Bleszinski to hype Gears of War 3 and premiere a new song titled, you guessed it–“The Gears of War.”

Borderlands 3 launches on September 13 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The PC edition is exclusive to the Epic Games Store until April 2020.

For lots more on Borderlands 3, check out GameSpot’s brand-new preview, “Why You Might Want To Play Borderlands 3 More Than Once.”



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