Metal Gear Solid 5 – Snake’s Voice Actor Confirmed

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Konami kicked off their pre-E3 show today, and as expected the new voice actor for Naked Snake has been announced.

The new voice of Naked Snake will be none other than Keifer Southerland. You may remember him as the actor who played Jack Bauer in the television series 24. Hideo Kojima explained that the reasoning behind the decision was he wanted a voice that sounded older than that of original voice actor David Hayter.

In the video that follows, he expands on this:

“The game takes place in 1984 when Snake is 49 years old. Therefore, we needed someone who could genuinely convey both the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late 40s. It’s different from anything we’ve done before.”

Can’t say I’m happy since David Hayter isn’t voicing snake this time around, but I guess we’ll see how it plays out.