Kiefer Sutherland plays Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Hideo Kojima has revealed.
As part of Konami’s pre-E3 briefing, Sutherland was revealed as having lent his acting abilities and voice to the lead role in The Phantom Pain.
Kojima also said that the open world game has a greater sense of tension than previous Metal Gear games, and that it would deal with themes like race and revenge. Sutherland was considered ideal for the role because the game’s tone is much darker and it required a subtle, subdued performance.
He was “the perfect fit in terms of age and performance, so we made him an offer,” said Kojima. “We wanted to try and see just how far we could go in making a living, breathing Snake.”
He also promised more depth than ever before in terms of the new game’s storytelling and atmosphere.