"24" star Kiefer Sutherland will voice the main character of Snake in Konami's upcoming "Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain".
Sutherland takes over from screenwriter David Hayter who voiced the character in several previous games since 1998. Sutherland will also perform the motion and facial capture for the new game which is set in 1984, when Snake is 49 years old.
Creator Hideo Kojima says: "We're taking on some very heavy subjects, such as race and revenge. This makes the tone much darker. As a result, I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice, rather than words."