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During Konami’s Pre-E3 show this morning, Hideo Kojima revealed that Kiefer Sutherland of 24 fame will be voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Metal Gear Solid V takes place in 1984, meaning Snake is 49 at the time. Kojima wanted someone who’d be able to match the facial movements and vocal patterns of someone at a similar age, and he said 46-year-old Sutherland was “a perfect fit.”
He has a “fantastic, rich voice that maintains a level of mystery,” said Avi Arad, a friend of Kojima’s who recommended casting the actor.
“It’s an honor to be able to play this character,” Sutherland said. “This character has an unbelievable legacy. There’s a real personal quality to the character that I’ve connected to.”
“I’m not a gamer,” Sutherland continued, “and I even knew about this game.”
Kojima also discussed motion capture and the Fox Engine, saying it would allow for a new level of depth and interactivity in character performances. He hopes that Metal Gear Solid V and its “open-world” style of game design will go far in creating a “living, breathing” version of the iconic stealth hero.
Heard about this news and started laughing out loud. This is great in one of those Insane Kojima kind of ways.
Really think this is an excellent choice to voice Snake, Hayter has to be pissed.
Alright, this seems like a pretty good fit. And who knows, perhaps David Hayter will cameo as someone else.
Well if there was one guy on the planet who could pull off snake other than Hayter...its keifer
As long as they keep Hayter for any future appearances of Solid Snake, it's fine with me. Sutherland is an excellent choice for Big Boss.
People on codec can still yell "JAAAACK" and it won't be weird!
i still prefer hayter but this is cool and can grasp the reason for the change maybe david will be solid since Sutherland is big boss. color me crazy but im still excited for this title