Metal Gear's Original Snake Voice Actor Returns For A Car Commercial

Metal Gear's Original Snake Voice Actor Returns For A Car Commercial

Think Konami's gonna shut this down? Three years ago, fans were shocked to learn that David Hayter, the longtime English language voice of Metal Gear lead character Snake, wouldn't be returning to his most famous role. Hayter's lobbed a few darts at publisher Konami and Snake's creator Hideo Kojima since it all went down. So it's a bit of a surprise that he's doing that signature growl again for a Ford commercial.

There are two Metal Gear-themed spots on the American car manufacturer's YouTube channel right now. One reunites Hayter with actor Paul Eiding, who voiced Col Roy Campbell in the Metal Gear series.

I'll admit to giggling at Snake getting a boner for MPG ratings. I laughed out loud at the Psycho Mantis commercial, though, seeing as how it riffs on the most famous Kojima-ism from Metal Gear Solid 1.

But it's a little sad to see Hayter pushed to the fringes like this and the whole deal makes one wonder what kind of cash Konami got from Ford to let their IP be used in this way.


    OT: Has Kotaku change their web code so that when you open another tab/window using mouse 3 it take to it rather than opening side by side? Gizmodo & Lifehacker sites don't do this only Kotaku.

      Yes its happening for me too. I thought it might be a chrome update. But no not happening in other sites. Just here.

      Also happening for me, is pretty annoying :(

    This couldn't have gone better if they had planned it.

    Game sites last week: Why Nintendo is again the worst company on the face on the planet.

    Game sites this week: Here's a Ford ad because we know you'll watch it for a very special reason.

    Honestly it'll be interesting to see how many sites *don't* bother posting this.

    After months of toxic PR, if Konami/Hayter ends up producing what amounts to a MGS fan-fiction game based off this ad's popularity alone we'll instantly forgive them for the Kojima stuff, right?

    We need to someone to work with Hayter to redub and mod MGS V so we can have Snake like he should be :)

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