Kiefer Sutherland voicing Ishmael and possibly Big Boss in MGS V?

  • Posted March 27th, 2013 at 18:18 EDT by

While there's the disappointing news that David Hayter is not reprising his role as Naked Snake/Big Boss for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, here comes speculation that Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, best known as TV show 24's protagonist Jack Bauer, may be voicing a role in the game.

Many fans and journalists are convinced that Sutherland is voicing the new supporting character Ishmael, who watches over Big Boss while he is in a coma. It certainly sounds like Sutherland or someone who sounds similar in the gameplay footage shown at Hideo Kojima's Game Developer's Conference 2013 presentation earlier today. An extension of this rumor goes as far as suggesting he may be voicing Big Boss as well. We await any comment from Kojima and Konami regarding casting for MGS V in the meantime.

Metal Gear Solid V is actually both games formerly known as The Phantom Pain and MGS: Ground Zeroes and was just unveiled today with a new trailer. Kojima Productions is developing the game on the FOX Engine. Konami will publish the game on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Stay tuned to PSU for any breaking news on Metal Gear and everything PlayStation.

Ernest Lin is a U.S. Editor for PSU and certified moé aficionado. Follow him on Twitter for ramblings on movies, anime, gaming, deals, and pop culture.
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