Voice of Snake to be revealed on June 6

One of the most talked about subjects when it comes to Metal Gear Solid V, is the fact that David Hayter, who has voiced Snake ever since the first Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation, has been replaced by a new voice actor for this installment. Kojima explained the reason for this is that this is a new kind of Metal Gear game, and that he wants the voice actor to reflect this.


David Hayter

The decision has caused some uproar among fans, including a petition to bring David Hayter back that reached almost 20.000 signatures. Now, Konami decided to fan the flames of hype a bit higher by announcing that we will finally find out who the voice actor is at Konami’s E3 show, which takes place on June 6th. For this reason a teaser video has been posted as well, which can be seen below.

The Moment you’ve Been waiting for! Who’ll be the NEW Voice of Snake? Find out During PRe-E3 Show, June 6 @ 10 o’clock PSTKonami Twitter

Who Will Be the Voice of Snake?Kojima Productions Twitter

Only a few more days before this question will be answered.

Source: Kojima Productions Twitter, Konami Twitter


    It better be Jack Bauer!

    • Nyxus

      I would like Richard Doyle, but it didn’t sound like him in the gameplay demo.

      • Deep Throat ;]

        Yes!! Richard Doyle would be perfect for the role!

        • solidmatt

          Just wait. It will be Patrick Stewart.

      • ObsessedGeorge

        I’m between Richard Doyle, David Hayter and Kiefer Sutherland. If it’s anyone of those, i’m more than fine!

  • iSolidus

    Please be David, please be David, please be David.

    • solidmatt

      The fact that Konami’s twitter post asks “Who will be the NEW voice of Snake?” suggests that it will be someone we’ve never heard before. Kojima Productions twitter post and the teaser trailer don’t include “NEW” in the question, however, and this could be significant.

      Personally, I have a really hard time imagining them going with someone other than Hayter. Why risk the rancor of so many fans? I also feel that the voice acting controversy might be something thematically central to the game itself.

  • TheKastorian

    I really hope it’s Hayter.

  • PrinceHeir

    ehh as long as Akio Otsuka get’s to keep the role im fine with that.

    though i would love David Hayter to reprise the role just so it can be consistent in all versions.

    have my The Legacy Collection both JPN and US preordered at playasia and amazon respectively.

    playing MGS1 on PS1 classics in PS3 right now, and wow the AI is not half bad at all!!

    especially in Hard mode, after seeing the end of a foot step or clearing an area, they ACTUALLY run back to their post.

    seriously why can’t Kojima use this mechanic again in the newer games instead of slowly turning back to their original post.

    makes the game way too easier.

    the controls in MGS1 has definitely aged though, even though Twin Snakes is better in the controls department it kinda made the game easier and broke some of the fundamentals of the game.

    Ocelot boss fight is a peace of cake in Twin Snakes, while in MGS1 i had to fight in my last health and managed to beat him without rations anymore.

    amazing stuff!!

    definitely excited for MGSV!!!!!!

  • PrinceHeir

    btw Nyxus when is the actual Konami E3 event?

    • Nyxus

      The event is June 6, 10 AM PST.

      • PrinceHeir

        thanks, will you post the stream here?

        i would love to if you can so more views for you 🙂

        • Nyxus

          Yes, if possible I will embed it in a news post.

          • PrinceHeir


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