Metal Gear Sutherland: Kiefer to Voice Snake in The Phantom Pain

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And the voice of Snake in Konami’s awkwardly titled Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be handled by, err, you didn’t know the part was up for grabs? Neither did I.

But it was, and now the guy probably best known for his increasingly implausible 24-hour feats of broadcast derring-do will take up the mantle held by actor David Hayter since 1998: Kiefer Sutherland will play Snake — that is, Big Boss, or Naked Snake, not to be confused with Solid Snake — in the forthcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 “tactical espionage” stealth game.

Curiously, Kojima pitched MGS V as “much darker” than prior installments in Konami’s pre-E3 reveal. It’s hard to imagine the series turning darker than Guns of the Patriots, but if he says so. In any event, I’m not sure I follow the logic behind swapping actors to elicit “a more subdued performance,”…

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