The lights are on
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.
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME.
isnt hayter 40 something....this is fishy
I'm not surprised. In hindsight (IMMEDIATE hindsight to be sure), Kiefer's the ONLY choice to be Snake other than David Hayter. So, in my view this is still great news.
24 Gear Solid
So glad someone like Sutherland was available to step up in light of the tragic passing of David Hay...wait a minute, he's still alive??
A very sad day for Hayter, but alas, I feel a big and unfortunate part of me that's actually looking forward to this. If there was any other human being on the planet that could be a live-action Snake for the inevitable film, it'd be Kiefer.
I must be of the few people actually looking forward to his performance.
I was hoping for Hayter, but I'm sure Sunderland will do a fine job. Still, they should totally bring Hayter back in a later game.
The f*ck is this sh*t? Let me get my hands on this Avi Arad *** to teach him a lesson. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Is it just me, or is Kiefer looking a little rough?
this is so stupid
Isn't this the 24th metal gear? So it's perfect.
Boooooooooo! I can't stand Kiefer Sutherland. Now I have to listen to his dumb voice in a new Metal Gear game.....
Holy *** Snake is Jack Bauer.
I'm certain that Kiefer Sutherland will do a fantastic job and will prove worthy of voicing Snake. ^_^
This... is sad...
WELL DONE HANSON, a little creepy, but you nailed this months ago!