David Hayter Returns As Voice Of Snake In Touching Metal Gear Solid Tribute

David Hayter, who voiced Metal Gear Solid protagonists Solid Snake and Naked Snake until he was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland in Metal Gear Solid V, has returned to the former role in a short video produced by filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts in celebration of the Metal Gear franchise's 31st anniversary.

The video was posted earlier this week to serve as a capstone to Vogt-Roberts's longform celebration of Metal Gear via tweets and commissioned concept art in the wake of the franchise's 31st anniversary. It pays particular respect to series creator Hideo Kojima in a tearjerking way.

Personally, I really missed David Hayter's version of Snake in MGSV, and I'm glad to get to hear those sweet tones again. There's no one who performs a question mark quite like Hayter doing Snake, and it's something that's lacking in Sutherland's gruff, barely-there, voice acting.

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If you're curious about the Metal Gear Solid movie that Vogt-Roberts is attached to, the back half of the video gives us a classic Revolver Ocelot segment where he explains that there's nothing to reveal or say about the film at this point.

It's unclear where the film is in production at this point, and I'm curious about how much this entire month of concept art was a pitch for Vogt-Roberts's vision for what the film's tone and content should be.

[Update]: I've changed the first sentence for clarity. Hayter voiced Solid Snake and Naked Snake (aka Big Boss), and it is the latter role that Sutherland took over. Hayter is back as good ole Solid Snake in the video, though.


    I know I'm in the the minority here but I liked Kiefer Sutherland's performance, especially the spreading of the ashes cut scene bit of a tear jerker.

    Not to take away from Hayter, I don't know if there would be as much emotion in MGSV if he voiced Snake.

      I’m with you there. I like Hayter but I prefer Sutherland’s more subdued performance for Boss

    Just awesome :)

    I'd dearly love it if Hayter were to release a mod that allowed the soundfiles to be swapped out. I didn't mind Sutherlands efforts, but after all those games, it was pretty jarring...

      I think that was kind of the point though. knowing the plot, a different VA kind of works.

        Oh I know the plot and I get why they did it. I just wish it was Hayter til the end that's all.

        I also wish we got another game with Solid Snake as a younger agent, but that won't happen either lol

      I just want a mod that replaces the REAL Boss' void with Hayters, and Venom can keep Kiefer.
      That would've made the twist much better (or at least more bearable).

    He'd might as well try to make some sort of small fan film.

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