The announcement back at Games Developer’s Conference that called for Snake’s vocal replacement sent shock rays throughout the gaming community. Today, they announced some big news for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland will portray Snake, the hero of Konami’s upcoming production by Hideo Kojima. In a pre-recorded video presentation prior to the E3 Expo, which will be all the rave next week from downtown Los Angeles.
Series creator Hideo Kojima said in the video, “We’re taking on some very heavy subjects such as race and revenge. I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance, expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice rather than words.” “Furthermore,” Kojima said, “the game takes place in 1984, when Snake is 49 years old. Therefore, we needed someone who could genuinely convey the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late 40’s.”
How do longtime fans of original Snake voice actor, David Hayter, feel about his departure? You let us know in the comments section below. Our genuine thanks go out David, the voice actor who laid the foundation for Snake since the first Metal Gear Solid game in 1998.
“The game will probably still be excellent,” said Hayter on Twitter. “Like New Coke!” If you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into with Kiefer Sutherland as the new dog in the pack, watch this clip below: