Konami already announced the next chapter in the Metal Gear Solid series earlier this year: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Now during Konami’s pre-E3 show, the company announced more details.
Kiefer Sutherland will lend his voice and acting to Snake. Since MGS5 takes place in 1984, when Snake is 49 years old, Hideo Kojima wanted an actor who can convey both the facial and vocal qualities of someone in their late 40s. So they got Kiefer. Good choice? What do you think?
“This time with Metal Gear Solid 5, the themes are a little bit different from previous games in the series. We’re taking on some very heavy subjects, such as race and revenge. This makes the tone much darker. As a result, I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice, rather than words.”
It seems like a good choice to me. The game will also use an open-world game design which differs from previous titles.