Radar Reacts: Kiefer Sutherland is Snake in MGS5

Back at GDC last March, Metal Gear Solid boss Hideo Kojima confirmed that Snake's established voice actor, David Hayter, would not be returning in Metal Gear Solid 5. Today Big Boss' new voice was revealed to be Kiefer Sutherland, a movie star most famous as 24's Jack Bauer, was chosen to play the 49 year-old Snake of 1984. Watch the GamesRadar editors react not only to that shocking news, but also some interesting developments in Konami's Castlevania franchise. Check it out...

When news breaks, you can count on GamesRadar to bring it to you right away. But there's more than the news--with Radar Reacts we go over what it means, what we think, and what we think it means. Check it out, and let us know in the comments what you think about the biggest news stories, and we'll be here to answer your questions.


  • Zeos - June 6, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    I'm sorry, am I supposed to care about this?
  • GAYMER - June 7, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    You cared enough to click on the article and leave a comment.
  • Oujisama - June 7, 2013 6:22 p.m.

    If your mom died, would I care? Not at all. Fans of MGS will care, so your comment is insanely useless.
  • LoboMau - June 6, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    It should have been voiced by Kurt Russel, since the character was ripped off from the two movies he starred: Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. And I heard that there's going to be a remake of the 1st movie. Anyway, I really do like Jack Bauer..err.. I mean Keifer Sutherland.
  • BladedFalcon - June 6, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    To Note,, you guys seemed to think that LoS2 took place ONLY on the present day. But that's not at all the case. It's even evident in the footage of the game that the game also takes place still on medieval times, where Dracula was still young looking, and not whitered and pale as he looked in modern times. Also, if you guys knew your Castlevania lore, you'd know That Dracula and Alucard can transform into both a bat and a wolf. The white Wolf shown in the trailer is likely linked to that. Anyway, like I've said before regarding Snake's voice. Yes, I'll miss David hayter, but whether we liked or not, his voice was gonna be changed anyway. And i think Sutherland is a pretty damn good choice when you think about it. What is Jack Bauer if not a Local kind of Snake? XD
  • bedelicious - June 6, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    While the things that were said make sense... Hayter was just doing such a great job. It will be really hard to outshine his performance, despite all the added gimmicks. Sunderland should make a smashing job and outdo him in every respect, otherwise I think the fans will be in their right to be disappointed.
  • BlueScorpion91 - June 6, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    I dunno. There is something about this video that just seems off to me. From the producer saying that Hayter was his friend to Sutherland thanking the "people that make the game", it just doesn't sit right.
  • slimjim441 - June 9, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    I know what you mean. I feel like I should just come to terms with the change, but part of me still wants to believe that Hayter and Kojima are just being sneaky bastards.

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