Konami Reveals Voice Actor for Snake in Metal Gear Solid V
For quite some time the voice of Snake aka Big Boss aka the guy that gets blown up then reassembled with clone body parts was unknown since David Hayter took to his twitter announcing he would NOT be voicing Snake for the first time in…well EVER. So many fans were absolutely baffled. Why the sudden change from Konami? Of course we should have expected some more surprises from Kojima who just loves make us scratch our heads with every new announcement.
Today Konami released their pre-E3 show and of course the broached the subject of Metal Gear Solid V sure enough they finally revealed that Jack Bauer himself Kiefer Sutherland would be voicing Snake.
The game takes place in 1984, putting Snake at the ripe old age of 49. “We need someone who could genuinely convey both the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late 40s.” Kojima stated. So he reached out to his ol’ buddy Avi Arad (producer of every Marvel movie ever) and he told him he should get Kiefer Sutherland.
Kiefer Sutherland, no stranger to voice acting in games, was excited. “It’s an honor to play this character. This character has an unbelievable legacy.” said Kiefer, “but there’s a real personal quality to the character that I’ve connected to.”
Kiefer went on to say, “I’m not a gamer and I even knew about this game.”
While I still have some reservations about having yet ANOTHER Big Boss outing, this has me more excited to play the game now that we all know that there is someone just as badass as Snake voicing him.