Konami’s Pre-E3 2013 Show: Kiefer Sutherland Will Play Snake in ‘Metal Gear Solid V’

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bill-swift - June 8, 2013

Konami revealed yesterday that it added some gravel-voiced star power to its latest Metal Gear Solid installment. Jack Bauer himself, Mr. Kiefer Sutherland will play Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

As E3 coverage has been ramping up this week, Konami tossed out a half-hour pre-show highlighting all of the awesome it plans to unleash this year. The centerpiece, of course, is Sutherland. This is the first time that Konami has used a famous actor to portray the eye-patched stealth soldier Solid Snake, who for years has been voiced by David Hayter. Hideo Kojima, the game's creator explained during the video that because the game takes place in 1984, it required an actor who can convey the facial and vocal qualities of a 49-year-old version of the anti-hero.

Sutherland, for his part as a non-gamer, had actually heard of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. And he didn't have to torture the balls off anyone for the info. Fancy that.