Konami E3: MGS 5 stars Kiefer Sutherland as Snake

Thursday, 6th June 2013 17:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Konami’s pre-E3 video was shown this evening, during which Kiefer Sutherland was announced as the voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5. New information was announced for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and a new trailer was shown. Information on PES 2014′s realism and how it was developed was also discussed. Get everything below.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Metal gear Solid 5 takes place in the year 1984, and according to Hideo Kojima, Snake is around 49 years of age. Because of this, he wanted an actor who would fit Snake’s character.

Kojima’s friend, producer Avi Arad suggested Keifer Sutherland; an offer was presented; and accepted by the actor.

Sutherland said that while he is not himself a gamer, he was familiar with Metal Gear Solid’s legacy and was honored to become part of it.

“I’m not a gamer and I even knew about this game,” said Sutherland. “I was certainly aware of the legacy of these games, and the unbelievable success of these games.”

During the game’s development, he also performed motion capture sequences, something he said he had never done previously.

This is the first time David Hayter has not been cast as Snake in a Metal Gear Solid title, but according to Hayter on Twitter, he has no hard feelings on the matter: “Can’t fault @RealKiefer. Great actor, good man. The game will probably still be excellent. Like New Coke!”

Hideo Kojima said the themes in the game will be “a little different from previous games in the series,” noting two such themes will center around race and revenge. The game will be a bit darker, emotional, and more mature storywise.

A release date has yet to be announced.

PES 2014

The video also featured PES 2014 producer Kei Masuda discussing the game’s technology. The engine used is based on the Fox Engine and uses the True Ball system which allows the player to move ball “in any direction” as well as the on-screen football player.

Also discussed was the new Motion Animation Stability System which is all about collision animations, and how it adds realism to dynamic events – like when players ram into one another.

Emotions and motivation levels will also be present, and can be influenced by events on the field or whether the team is playing at home or not.

“This time, we’ve focused on the total package, such as user experience, player controls and more,” said producer Kei Masuda during the pre-recorded event.

More features will be announced at a later date.

PES 2014 releases on PC, PSP, PS3, and Xbox 360 in 2013.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

MercurySteam said in the video that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will focus on Dracula, and it will explain his story a bit better, and differently than before.

According to producer Dave Cox, the game takes up where the epilogue in Lords of Shadow one left off.

In Lords of Shadow 2, Gabriel Belmont has hidden himself away from the modern world, and is visited by an old friend. Zobek tells Dracula he can free him of his immortality – but he needs to stop hiding in the shadows and join the world of the living in order to become human once more.

The game was described by the developers as “dark, even cruel” and the team adapted the Mercury Engine so that the game’s world will grow organically as Dracula walks through it. Players can go virtually anywhere they like, and there will be no loading times when moving about the world.

Enemies in the game will also have shields and armor, all of which needs to be broken through in order to best them. Players will need to use a bit strategy when fighting.

The game also as a new free-moving camera which will allow players a 360 degree view the game world

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is out this winter on PC, PS3, and XBox 360.



  1. SameeR_Fisher

    you didn’t have to ask.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    #1 2 years ago
  2. salarta

    I notice they don’t say Silent Hill, and frankly that’s a good thing. They’ve fucked up Silent Hill enough with every game made after SH4. Better to let it rest if they can’t treat it right than to try to suck money out of a familiar brand name.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. CyberMarco

    *Kept you waiting, huh?*


    #3 2 years ago
  4. machy

    I wish if they kept MSG as playstation exclusive .. I fear they are going down the hill like square enix did with FF13 when they went multi-plat

    just saying

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KAP

    Last Of Us, GTAV & Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2 are the only games I’m most looking forward to this generation.
    What’s most ironic, Lords Of Shadow 1 is the first Castlevania game I’ve ever played. That I guess is just a testament to how insanely amazing that game is.

    Dave Cox, please… Don’t disappoint!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hunam


    It’s Konami. Another bad Silent Hill game is bound to turn up eventually. Just like another Breath of Fire game is probably never going to happen.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OmegaSlayer

    This is one of the games I looked forward more but latest trailer put me off.
    Having only 2 settings put me off. Castle+City.
    Having free cam really put me off.
    Mercury Steam better release a gameplay trailer this time.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    Give me something Goemon, and I’ll be elated! Give me something Castlevania (<3 Mercury Steam), and I'll be very happy. Give me something PES and I'll be curious. Give me something MGS and chances are I'll shoot you a glance of indifference.
    The Konami pre-E3 show sounds promising. :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SameeR_Fisher

    @7: you are worrying for the wrong reasons mate.

    The Last trailer was ingame, why didn’t you like it ?!

    Both settings take place in castles, the City will be Gothic and old school don’t worry.

    Free Camera is better than fixed one, but if you like fixed, just don’t touch the camera, it will be have the fixed one way.

    This trailer will have gameplay, and I can’t wait.

    Don’t go on giving up on Mercury Steam, they deserve our support, right ?! :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Belmont

    I really look forward to MGS5,First solid and new home console MGS since MGS4. I just hope that it comes to PS4 as well.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. JGMR

    People still going for a new MGS eh? Shows that they still haven’t found out what Metal Gear Solid 2 was actually about…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. salarta

    URL isn’t working…

    Edit: for Konami’s official one, the Twitch one works

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Razor

    Ooo, Sutherland should be good.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. silverstorm

    Pathetic that every livestream ever has problems

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheLastDodo

    Kiefer Sutherland?!?


    #15 2 years ago
  16. CaptPierce

    First Jack Bauer, now Snake. I was mad with no David Hayter, but this will do. FUCK YES I CAN’T WAIT!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. f1r3storm

    It’s not even live, show is already available here:

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Stephany Nunneley

    @17 *mad face* Thanks (not mad face at you btw)

    Sam is getting it now. I still have to keep tweeting news though.

    No wonder many sites had the Kiefer news up before it was shown.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Gheritt White

    Well, I’ll be…


    Stone the crows.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    I knew they were dropping Hayter for a “Celebrity”.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. manamana

    Kiefer Sutherland really is something.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Citrus raptor

    Wtf was that in he end? O_O

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Max Payne

    So MGS 5 will take place within a 24 hour time period ?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. KAP

    So errrr… David Hayter isn’t coming back then?….. sigh
    Well least LOS2 trailer looked fuckin insane!!!

    #24 2 years ago

    I’m crushed :’(
    No Hayter so this feels bad to me. How could Kojima do him so dirty? Here I thought he actually cared about our wants.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. SplatteredHouse

    @22 I have no earthly idea. But the trailer that preceded it…SENSATIONAL!! \o/

    Also, the PES part was really interesting. I really like how Konami try to translate the game to player’s screens like that. Also, I really thought the focus on controlling momentum of the player and of the ball as a separate measure was very cool – along with the fact that these considerations even apply when the ball is airborne!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dark

    Can’t wait for LOS2 , that trailer looked amazing!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. GenericShooterSoldier

    What i’m so confused???
    Where’s the Metal Geaar trailer? What was the massive suprise konami teased? WTF was that castlevania bit at the end? Why was the castlevania trailer so long? Why!!!!!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. CaptPierce

    Gamers hate change?

    In other news, water is wet, war is in the Middle East, and Michael Bay makes shit movies.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. manamana

    LoS2 really gave me goosebumps. Love Sir Patrick Stewarts voice and the music is outstanding. This is gonna be awesome.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Moonwalker1982

    Terrible show, what the fuck man. Nothing absolutely nothing new on MGS V, except for the voice actor. The LoS2 trailer was great though.

    I don’t understand why David Hayter had a few curious tweets recently, it really seemed like he was in on the joke and that he was Snake’s voice after all.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. EdNorton

    Here’s the behind the scenes with Kojima and Sutherland:

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Asbrand

    I guess Hayter isn’t old enough for Kojima. Hideo wanted forty years old actor, David is ”just” 44, probably not that old. -.-’

    #33 2 years ago

    Well hayter could still be the voice actor…. OH GOD I’M IN DENIAL!!!!

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Edo

    Are there any spoilers from the first game in that LoS2 trailer(eagerly awaiting to play the 1st one on PC)?

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Clupula

    Well, I guess after years of cigar smoking, I don’t have a problem with Big Boss’ 49 year old voice being Sutherland.

    I still think they should have Hayter do the voice for the scenes that take place right after Peace Walker, though.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    I hate to say I told you so, but…

    #37 2 years ago
  38. SplatteredHouse

    @35 not a one as long as you start watching later in the trailer – 2:07 ish. :)

    #38 2 years ago

    You were right… I was wrong……

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Mike W

    Kiefer Sutherland famous line from 24: ‘Damn!!’

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Bomba Luigi

    Let Doyle do the Job would make Sense, or even Kurt Russel, but Kiefer? I mean… what exactly is the Reason fo that Change? Is it the Same Motion Capture thingy stuff that Throw Ironside out?

    All I want as stupid Fanboy is a good Reason for a change like that, and I’m fine. Please insert good (and I mean good) Reason here Kojima.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @39 Hehehe.

    There there. It’s okay, *hug^

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Erthazus

    The thing is, in the first trailer, the guy that helps Snake actually sounds like Kiefer Sutherland.

    snake on the other hand has a different voice. Something tells me it’s a Kojima’s PR stunt. I’m sure.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. DSB

    I’m not any kind of MGS fan or anything, but why on earth would they do that?

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Edo

    @38 Thanks :).

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Stephany Nunneley

    Okay I think I have everything in there. If I don’t apologies.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. CyberMarco

    @43 – Do you think David Hayter will be voicing Big Boss after all? If true, oh man! Kojima-san is the troll of the century. :p

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Agt_Pendergast

    Hey, it’s a better replacement VA than whoever they got for the new Sam Fisher.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. GwynbleiddiuM

    Is it me or did they show too much of Castlevania?? It was too much especially since it was too revealing and the trailer lacked direction. I’m glad it comes to PC, probably will pick it up it looked great.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. SplatteredHouse
    followed by “getting fired was never so heartwarming”, after thanking his followers for their support.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Belmont


    I think that if it is an stunt, Kojima is pushing it too far towards being ridiculous and stupid. It brigs more harm than good ! I think Kiefer S is the new voice, for real. All the previous trailers were probably a trick to keep us away from expecting Kiefer as Snake.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. GwynbleiddiuM

    @51 Since it’s the 80′s if the timeline extends to late 80′s we can expect a young Solid Snake, or even Solidus, having them both voiced by the same guy would seem weird so I wouldn’t say that’s purely a PR stunt, but it’s Kojima we can’t really be sure of anything he enjoys pulling people’s legs.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. OmegaSlayer


    #53 2 years ago
  54. The Last Nomad

    I thought I’d be angry if it turned out snake would be played by a famous actor. But i wasn’t really prepared for this… Keifer Sutherland as Snake? I don’t see why that won’t work. Once he puts on a suitable gravelly voice. I assume that was him at the end of the latest MGS 5 trailer, and if so, that’ll do nicely.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Armitage Shanks

    Yeah,i figure Hayter will be back to voice Solid Snake once the timeline catches up and he rejoins the series for the inevitable Metal Gear remake.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. manamana

    I can see that David Hayter just wouldn’t have the required actor skills, when it comes to the refined mo-cap from nowadays. And Kojima loves to have Hollywood flair around him. Nothing else would make sense.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. salarta

    I find it kind of funny that a company deciding not to stick to the same actor for the sole purpose of honoring tradition is considered something of a sin, but when it comes to the content of the games themselves, respecting the past and tradition is treated like it’s a terrible thing to do and the game has to be the exact opposite of everything the franchise used to be.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. manamana

    On the other hand, what would make perfect sense, is to have them both. One alongside the other.

    Edit: and one thing, correct me if I’m wrong, but imagine Sutherlands face wrapped in white bandages (you know, like in the interview) – isn’t it him?

    #58 2 years ago
  59. DSB

    @57 That’s because you choose to see everything as black and white. It’s either 100% wrong or 100% right.

    Most people would rather judge on a case by case basis and treat games according to their merits.

    You know, like playing them, and then forming an opinion, as opposed to the opposite.

    A game, and a sequel, doesn’t have to be the sum of its parts. It’s not a question of changes or not, it’s a question of whether those changes have merit or not. There’s no ratio or formula there.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael


    Etc. etc. etc.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Clupula

    @59 – Salarta doesn’t need to bother with actually acquiring knowledge by doing something like playing the games he complains about. He’d rather just pull random opinions out of his ass.

    That’s why he will defend Dennis Dyack, but rant about Toriyama and the new Tomb Raider.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. DSB

    @61 That’s called being a normal, subjective human being. It doesn’t make any objective sense, but that’s where the argument comes in. The argument is supposed to explain why you think like that.

    I may have huge problems with an aspect of one game, while thinking it’s completely appropriate in a different game. It’s mostly intuition, rather than science.

    The problem starts when you suppose that that subjectivity isn’t allowed, or valid.

    Some commenters are awfully busy boasting of their intellectual superiority and exquisite taste, while putting everybody else down, and ironically those commenters are also usually the least capable at substantiating their arguments, when it comes to critisizing or defending the games they love and hate.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. zinc

    Its suddenly got very deep around here…

    *Puts on water-wings*

    #63 2 years ago
  64. absolutezero

    I hope to KS sleeps walks the fuck through the entire game.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Gheritt White

    I’d just like to say that I’m intellectually superior and have exquisite taste.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. YoungZer0

    Told ya Hayter wouldn’t return!

    Sounds like Hideo wanted to be play with the big guys.

    I also love Hayters reaction, “Like New Coke”

    #66 2 years ago
  67. DSB

    @63 Puh-lease, a bit of common sense never hurt anybody.

    @66 That’s all the proof I need!

    #67 2 years ago
  68. YoungZer0

    @66: *claps*

    How bad was the Castlevania trailer? I’ve never seen a trailer so unfocused with it’s narrative. It’s like they took as many parts of as many cutscenes they could find and threw them together.

    Completely pointless.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. ps3fanboy

    @69 on that Castlevania trailer, they should have given the warning “contain content inappropriate for everyone that played the first game” it was truly a horrible..

    #69 2 years ago
  70. salarta

    @66: Yes, but are you sexy? That’s what REALLY matters!

    #70 2 years ago
  71. zinc

    @66, I call you out sir!

    A true gent of taste, would never claim intellectual superiority !

    They would walk around all smug like, innit?

    #71 2 years ago
  72. zinc

    @68, The use of common sense is painful to many on the internet


    #72 2 years ago

    I’m calling it. On the trailer that will be shown at E3 it will be revealed that Hayter will voice snake. Just look at his Twitter picture, he changed to a KS picture…. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!!

    #73 2 years ago
  74. YoungZer0

    Live with it, Hayter is gone.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. tmac2011

    jack bauer and big boss = time parodox

    #75 2 years ago
  76. OmegaSlayer

    Anyway, I loved Castlevania LOS, this trailer was a bit meh, it reassured me of the game quality, but the trailer was really meh.
    And the whole pre-E3 stuff was underwhelming and pointless to say the least.

    #76 2 years ago

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