The new Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is going to sound rather different as the long-time voice of Snake is recast with Kiefer Sutherland lending his distinct vocals. Fellow actor Troy Baker asks fans to "reserve judgement".
He also joked he was 'glad not to be Snake', as he instead voiced Ocelot. Sutherland apparently "knocked it out of the freaking park" by Baker's estimation, and is as Snake as original actor David Hayter.
"To his credit, Kiefer Sutherland knocked it out of the freaking park, and he came in and he put the work in," Baker said at Indy PopCon 2015. "I love David Hayter, I love David, he's a good dude and he's Snake, but so is Kiefer. And that guy showed up, rolled up his sleeves and got dirty on this game. So reserve judgement until you play it." "You only have like two more months left and trust me it'll be worth it."
"You only have like two more months left and trust me it'll be worth it."
We've already had a taste of Kiefer 'Jack Bauer' Sutherland as Snake thanks to the prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes but that's hardly a full run of the MGS assault course, which is changing dramatically with an open-world to stealth action espionage our way through.
Baker also touched on series creator Hideo Kojima: "I don't know what's going on at Konami, but I love Kojima, and I love him as a dude, I respect him as a game maker, as really one of the first cinematic game makers that we had, someone that really understood in a very Sergio Leone spaghetti western way of making film in a game, and for giving us one of the greatest video game characters ever in the multiple iterations of Snake."
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain releases on PC September 15th.