At E3 2013, Konami announced that longtime Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter would be replaced by Kiefer Sutherland. We got to see what he would bring to the table as Solid Snake, but we didn’t get to really really see what the other English cast members sounded like.
For those wanting to hear more from the English cast of Metal Gear Solid V, Konami has shared the opening of Ground Zeroes. For those just joining us, Ground Zeroes is the prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It will presumably explain why Snake wakes up in a hospital and missing a hand in The Phantom Pain.
The opening is your typical Metal Gear Solid game. There’s talk of political intrigue, military installations, civil unrest, threat of nuclear weapons and the strange antagonist with an undoubtedly troubled past.
As for Sutherland, it’s still going to take a while to get use to the sudden change in Snake’s voice. He’s not bad, but fans have been with Hayter for more than 10 years now. We’ve grown accustomed to the gruff voice of Snake whereas Sutherland brings a smoother voice to the character.
You may have also noticed that there’s some gameplay right as the opening ends. If you want to see that, check out the gameplay demo from Tokyo Game Show where Hideo Kojima himself plays through 12 minutes of Ground Zeroes.[Image: GamersPrey]