Metal Gear Solid V Kiefer Sutherland reaction is positive

At last, Konami has finally confirmed who will play the new voice of Snake for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Some conspiracy theorists believed that David Hayter would still be onboard in the MGS5 project, but Hideo Kojima confirmed at Konami’s pre-E3 broadcast that this will not be the case. Instead, the team have drafted in none other than Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland as the new voice behind the iconic character.

Although many fans initially said that they will not be buying Metal Gear Solid V unless David Hayter was in the game, we’ve noticed that reception on Twitter to Kiefer Sutherland taking over the role has actually been very positive. It looks like the general consensus is that of “If David Hayter wasn’t going to be Snake, Kiefer Sutherland would be an excellent second best.”

This feeling has been echoed by the man himself, as David Hayter has already given his support to Kiefer by Tweeting that you “Can’t fault @RealKiefer. Great actor, good man. The game will probably still be excellent.” Hayter has even gone as far to change his profile picture on Twitter, to one of Kiefer in a suit.

Elsewhere on Twitter, we see plenty more good responses coming in about the move, so it looks like Konami may have somewhat redeemed themselves after all. There is always only going to be one Snake and that’s David Hayter, but at least we can now look forward to seeing what the 24 star can do with the voice.

The question is: How do you feel about Kiefer Sutherland playing the voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid V? Are you now willing to give the game a chance, or do you still feel strongly against the axing of Hayter? Let’s hope we see his voice in action during E3 2013 to really cause some fireworks.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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