Well we heard the news that David Hayter would no longer be voicing the role of Snake in the Metal Gear Series as he was unceremoniously not even told that the game was being made. But we had no idea that the new role would be from someone as well-know, talented, and perfect for the role as Kiefer Sutherland.
Freshly announced at E3’s pre-show, this revelation has come as a pleasant surprise. We even have some nice details on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game is set way back, in 1984. Snake is 49 years old. This is most likely the reason behind Hideo Kojima snapping up the star of 24.
We’re taking on some very heavy subjects and this makes the tone much darker. As a result, I wanted Snake to have a much more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice rather than words,” said Kojima, explaining the decision to go with Sutherland over Hayter.
Therefore we needed someone who could genuinely convey the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late-40s. It’s different from anything we’ve done before.
It is a shame as David Hayter did a fantastic job as Solid Snake for all those years. But we for one are excited to hear some of Lost Boy, Kiefer Sutherland’s work. His voice acting talents are apparent in the movie Phone Booth, where he appears on-screen for mere seconds. It’s really quite chilling and could stand to be a coup for Konami.
So Kiefer Sutherland is now Snake. You can expect to find the release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain right here on ThisIsXbox when it is announced.