MGS5 voice actor reveal teased, David Hayter seems in on the joke

Friday, 31st May 2013 01:45 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Konami has promised to reveal who will voice Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5, and if you like jumping to conclusions, you may be interested in a cryptic response from David Hayter on the subject.

The publisher urged its Twitter followers to tune into Gamespot for the pre-E3 show at 10:00AM PST on June 6.

“The moment you’ve been waiting for! Who’ll be the new voice of Snake?” it asked.

Fine and dandy, and indeed we’d like to know, as long-time star and fan-favourite David Hayter seems to be off the cards – wait. What’s this?

Well. Wouldn’t that just take the Hideo-cake.

Metal Gear Solid 5 is divided into two parts – The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes. Nobody actually knows whether these are two games or one, with mixed messages coming out of Konami reps – we’ll probably know more after E3. Here’s everything we do know about it – or think we do.

Thanks, OPM.



  1. tmac2011

    omg thank God hideo san is crazy

    #1 1 year ago

    TOLD YA!!!!!!!!YES!!!!!!!!!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. YoungZer0

    … this still means nothing, you two know that, right?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. silverstorm

    I knew it from the start

    #4 1 year ago

    not completely true. Gives hope before the big letdown if there is one.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. actuallyisnotafox

    i hope this is true, if they say he’s not playing snake… he’s playing solid snake, i will just cry and be happy k ._.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Agt_Pendergast

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Hideo planned on having Hayter all along. He seems to love trolling the fans with misleading trailers and info.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. marijnlems

    “Meta Gear Solid 5″ Most unintentionally accurate spelling mistake EVER.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Rosseu

    Solid Snake

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Brenna Hillier

    @8 fixed, ta!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    Wow, people completely missed the whole point of Hayter’s joke.

    He lost his voice… as Solid Snake.

    He’s not Snake anymore. Accept it and move on.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. KAP

    Hey Brenna, luv, I hate to be THAT guy but Hideo has already official come out and said that Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain are two games. YouTube link with the man himself explaining…

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Brenna Hillier

    @12 He’s also said they’re the same game. He’s changed his mind multiple times. Konami’s official stance is no comment.

    Don’t call me “luv”. It’s patronising.

    #13 1 year ago

    Come back here June 6 when you’re wrong and admit it.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 I won’t need to.

    A company isn’t going to introduce a new voice actor in a reveal, publicly state that they’re using a new actor, have the original voice actor openly admit that he wasn’t even notified of the change… and then turn around a few weeks later and go “HAHAHAHA! Fooled ya!”

    There’s a big difference between some harmless and humorous misdirection, and outright lies and deceit.

    Fans are desperately hoping for something that isn’t going to happen.

    #15 1 year ago

    I’d agree with that if it wasn’t Hideo Kojima. The man is a notorious troll. (ie The phantom Pain by Moby Dick Studio, the MGS4 reveal which before announcing the game, was advertised as a FPS) Like I said Hayter is still the voice actor. I I turn out to be wrong…Then I’ll come back and admit it.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. KAP

    Sorry Brenna, didnt mean to be..

    #17 1 year ago
  18. sg1974

    Some people seriously need to stop being so precious. Most people when they use “love” or “luv” do not intend it pejoratively or patronisingly. It’s no different from “mate”, which is normally neutral but occasionally meant in a different way (i.e. when spoken with a strong emphasis on the ‘m’) – and without evidence it is the latter you should consider it the former.

    There is a woman at work who calls me “luv” every day. I don’t get precious about it.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Beta

    It depends on the tone.

    If you’re attempting to correct someone and call them love then that does come across as very patronising.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    I don’t mind the new voice actor but i honestly think this is a hideo kojima infamous troll event, but this has been denied so much i’m starting to think its unfortunately true which is a shame i got used to hearing David Hayter iconic grunt/catch phrases but i’m sure that will still remain.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. silverstorm

    @11 He HOPES that de doesn’t lose his voice, dumbass.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. zinc

    I hear Steve Downes may be the new voice of Snake…

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @22 Indeed. It’ll probably still be tedious melodrama even without Hayter’s one-note dialogue though.

    @23 Sounds like a fanboy rumour if ever there was one.

    I imagine they’re probably planning to go with someone fairly famous… a well established Hollywood actor in television or film.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. GwynbleiddiuM

    @24 What bothers me is the fact that the people who actually never cared about the series are annoyingly vocal about it.

    @22 Metal Gear Solid series was always a ‘Tactical Espionage Action’ game. So being a lame-ass halogenic light beacon that moves around like a turtle was never the point of the series. Sneaking is a huge deal in MGS games as is the action.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Clupula

    @25 – They really do have to share their unwanted opinions, don’t they?

    As for #22, ignore him. He’s just a huge troll. If it isn’t Halo, he doesn’t have a good thing to say about it.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Dralen

    That is sooooooo EVIL!!! :p

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @25 I enjoy the series immensely.

    #27 1 year ago

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