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Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater remake confirms return of David Hayter

The reveal of Metal Gear Solid Delta Snake Eater gives the acclaimed stealth game new sheen, alongside the return of the original MGS3 voice actors.

An image of Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid Delta Snake Eater on PS5

Big Boss is back for some refined tactical espionage action in the Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater remake, following its thrilling reveal during the recent PlayStation Showcase. Within the roster of Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater voice actorsPS5 fans can also look forward to MGS voice actor David Hayter returning for the Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater release date.

According to Metal Gear Solid 3 developer Konami, the forthcoming MGS Snake Eater remake will remain faithful to Hideo Kojima’s vision, by ensuring the return of its beloved voice cast. “The remake will star the original voice characters, rich storyline, and expansive features of combat features in harsh environments evolved with unprecedented graphics and immersive sound,” says the developer in a recent statement.

We’re back David Hayter fans. If you’re just getting started with the Metal Gear Solid games, then it is worth noting that Hayter had voiced both Big Boss (Naked Snake) and Solid Snake, starting with the first Metal Gear Solid game in 1998 on the PlayStation One. Following that, Hayter’s vocal talents appeared in eight other MGS titles. And of course, we couldn’t forget his appearance in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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However, Hayter did not return for Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain. Instead, Hayter was replaced by seasoned TV and movie star Kiefer Sutherland in 2013. Kojima’s reasoning claimed he was looking for someone to portray an older version of the character in his 40s’, though Hayter was 44 at the time. Sutherland’s portrayal however is for the character Venom Snake, leading to a pretty interesting finale in The Phantom Pain.

It is unclear whether this means the voice cast will be re-recording their lines in the Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater remake, but we can speculate that this process will be undertaken to reflect the technical advances being implemented into the game. If Hayter is indeed returning to re-record his lines, it’ll serve as an excellent moment for fans ready to hear his legendary line delivery after all this time. Especially if we get a Metal Gear Solid 4 remaster too.

Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater is highly regarded as one of the best games ever made, so Konami has a tough task when it comes to filling its own shoes nearly two decades later. Until we see how the game pans out later this year, don’t forget to keep up with all the upcoming PS5 games that are on the way, including Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding 2.