David Hayter Returning for Metal Gear Solid V?!

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#1 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5661 posts) -

Kojima trolling us once again. :P

Turns out David Hayter might still play Snake in 'Metal Gear Solid V' after all

MGSV: The Chosen One Youtube video

 

Well, this certainly is a long shot, but let's take a look anyway. Just moments ago (April 20)this video (also embedded for convenience) emerged on the net under the YouTube channel moniker "OnigawaraV," hinting at... something.

What we now know based on what Hideo Kojima (the creator of 'Metal Gear') has told us earlier this month is that David Hayter's departure as Snake's long time voice actor in the upcoming 'Metal Gear Solid V' signified a change and a step in a different direction with the series' gameplay and story mechanics, much to the dismay of long time fans. What's strange about this is that the Japanese voice actor has not been changed.

With that all said, could this video be a fan's ruse? More viral marketing? Something completely unrelated? Of course. This is a 'Metal Gear Solid' marketing campaign after all and if you've been following what has been going on with 'MGSV: The Phantom Pain' thus far, you'll know what to expect. Or to be more accurate, what not to expect.It would be difficult to imagine a 'Metal Gear Solid' game where we play as Snake without David Hayter beneath the veil. And it would seem even stranger that they would change voice roles out of the blue with little to no explanation and, as Hayter himself told us on Twitter, no heads up or "Thank you and goodbye" to the legendary voice actor himself.

If this does turn out to be related in some way and not just an elaborate fan prank/cry for help, this could mean astronomical changes to the Metal Gear Solid universe. For instance, the voice we heard in the latest trailer for 'The Phantom Pain' was not David Hayter, meaning that perhaps this is someone entirely new, despite all signs pointing to it being Big Boss aka Naked Snake.

Whatever the case, be sure to subscribe to Dalton right here on Examiner and stay updated with all things 'Metal Gear' as they emerge. We're all in this together and one thing is for certain: We'll know exactly what the hell is going on soon enough. Let's just try not to collapse with anticipation as the date draws nearer.

#2 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (994 posts) -
#3 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

What the hell does,"V has come to" mean?Nengo_Flow
I might be a refence to something in the game or it might just be pointing out that they switched to Roman Numerals with MGSV instead of using Hindu-Arabic numerals that the series was using before MGSV.

 

But I think they mentioned they chose to use Roman Numerals because V has something to do with the story of the game.

Edit* I remember Hideo Kojima on Gametrailers saying the V stands for Victory so it references "Victory has come to"

#4 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

David bossman Hayter will return.

#5 Posted by 23Jarek23 (2617 posts) -

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

#6 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (994 posts) -

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

23Jarek23

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#7 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9376 posts) -
What the hell does,"V has come to" mean?
#8 Posted by 23Jarek23 (2617 posts) -

[QUOTE="23Jarek23"]

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

ClassicRockFTW

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aaahahahaha, originality at it's finest. Keep up the quality posts!

#9 Posted by Rage010101 (5470 posts) -

[QUOTE="23Jarek23"]

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

ClassicRockFTW

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#10 Posted by GulliversTravel (3062 posts) -

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

[QUOTE="23Jarek23"]

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

23Jarek23

51e6gn10wol_ss500_.jpg

 

aaahahahaha, originality at it's finest. Keep up the quality posts!

Its about time we let go of fanboy ideals and realise just how much of a mess it was.
#11 Posted by 23Jarek23 (2617 posts) -

[QUOTE="23Jarek23"]

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

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GulliversTravel

 

aaahahahaha, originality at it's finest. Keep up the quality posts!

Its about time we let go of fanboy ideals and realise just how much of a mess it was.

 

That fine if people think it's awful. It's obvious it was a movie yet people are still hanging on to that joke thinking they're slick when they post it, it stopped being funny a couple years back.

#12 Posted by bobbetybob (19110 posts) -

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

23Jarek23
Ummmm... This seems strange, it could definitely be a fan thing trying to get people excited about nothing, June 11th is E3 so we'll see.
#13 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38201 posts) -

That looks fake and just a p!ss take. And even if it were true I still don't think that means Hayter will be Snake

#14 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

Changed his profile pic to Solid Snake, I honestly have no doubts he'll return.

 

As Solid or Big boss is the question though.

#15 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38201 posts) -

Changed his profile pic to Solid Snake, I honestly have no doubts he'll return.

 

As Solid or Big boss is the question though.

Clock-w0rk

Hmmm interesting. Maybe he IS Snake then

#16 Posted by Vatusus (4337 posts) -

I called it... I said it was another trolling from Kojima. I guess I was right

#17 Posted by zeroyaoi (1876 posts) -
Some people relish the opportunity to work on different things... not this guy. Poor guy is the definition of typecast.
#18 Posted by BigBoss255 (3538 posts) -
I think David will be in it but what makes people think this video is real? The only evidence you could say is that nobody would be sad enough to get that shirt made but MGS fans always try shit like this, remember the fake trailer before GDC.
#19 Posted by Vatusus (4337 posts) -

[QUOTE="23Jarek23"]

[QUOTE="ClassicRockFTW"]

51e6gn10wol_ss500_.jpg

GulliversTravel

 

aaahahahaha, originality at it's finest. Keep up the quality posts!

Its about time we let go of fanboy ideals and realise just how much of a mess it was.

it wasnt... :|

#20 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5661 posts) -

Changed his profile pic to Solid Snake, I honestly have no doubts he'll return.

 

As Solid or Big boss is the question though.

Clock-w0rk

Hmm I didn't see that. Interesting. I think his return is inevitable.

#21 Posted by Vatusus (4337 posts) -

It's obvious it was a movie

23Jarek23

Why? Because it has long cutscenes? It still had gameplay, and a great one. Sorry, its a game

#22 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25522 posts) -
The lip sync looks just a little off- makes me think it is indeed the CGI "Joakim Mogren" and indeed legitimate.
#24 Posted by SolidTy (42016 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidTy"]

I called this as an elaborate and clever PR move when everyone else was pissing and moaning...Kojima is awesome. :P

seanmcloughlin

I still don't think Hayter's omission was a PR move or trolling. It legitimately seems as though he wasn't asked to do it, but if he IS in it now I think ti's because of what fans have been saying since

I think the opposite, hopefully the truth will come out around E3 time. I thought it was a clever hoax right when Hayter made his statements...because I have read and have come to an understanding of Kojima over the great many years as a longtime fan since playing MGS on NES (That was my first exposure, although his version was on MSX). I have various magazines articles, press statements, and of course his teasing fans/breaking the fourth wall many times. I just had a hunch...we'll see. The video released of Phantom Pain a few months ago also revealed clues to another character offscreen as well.

#25 Posted by Jynxzor (9286 posts) -
Some people relish the opportunity to work on different things... not this guy. Poor guy is the definition of typecast.zeroyaoi
Is he now? I would love to hear what he has been Typecast as then. He doesn't only do tons of voice acting he also directs, writes, and acts. But he must do them all as Solid Snake.
#26 Posted by SolidTy (42016 posts) -

Kojima trolling us once again. :P

Turns out David Hayter might still play Snake in 'Metal Gear Solid V' after all

MGSV: The Chosen One Youtube video

 

Well, this certainly is a long shot, but let's take a look anyway. Just moments ago (April 20)this video (also embedded for convenience) emerged on the net under the YouTube channel moniker "OnigawaraV," hinting at... something.

What we now know based on what Hideo Kojima (the creator of 'Metal Gear') has told us earlier this month is that David Hayter's departure as Snake's long time voice actor in the upcoming 'Metal Gear Solid V' signified a change and a step in a different direction with the series' gameplay and story mechanics, much to the dismay of long time fans. What's strange about this is that the Japanese voice actor has not been changed.

With that all said, could this video be a fan's ruse? More viral marketing? Something completely unrelated? Of course. This is a 'Metal Gear Solid' marketing campaign after all and if you've been following what has been going on with 'MGSV: The Phantom Pain' thus far, you'll know what to expect. Or to be more accurate, what not to expect.It would be difficult to imagine a 'Metal Gear Solid' game where we play as Snake without David Hayter beneath the veil. And it would seem even stranger that they would change voice roles out of the blue with little to no explanation and, as Hayter himself told us on Twitter, no heads up or "Thank you and goodbye" to the legendary voice actor himself.

If this does turn out to be related in some way and not just an elaborate fan prank/cry for help, this could mean astronomical changes to the Metal Gear Solid universe. For instance, the voice we heard in the latest trailer for 'The Phantom Pain' was not David Hayter, meaning that perhaps this is someone entirely new, despite all signs pointing to it being Big Boss aka Naked Snake.

Whatever the case, be sure to subscribe to Dalton right here on Examiner and stay updated with all things 'Metal Gear' as they emerge. We're all in this together and one thing is for certain: We'll know exactly what the hell is going on soon enough. Let's just try not to collapse with anticipation as the date draws nearer.

Blazerdt47

I called this as an elaborate and clever PR move when everyone else was pissing and moaning...Kojima is awesome. :P

#27 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38201 posts) -

I called this as an elaborate and clever PR move when everyone else was pissing and moaning...Kojima is awesome. :P

SolidTy

I still don't think Hayter's omission was a PR move or trolling. It legitimately seems as though he wasn't asked to do it, but if he IS in it now I think ti's because of what fans have been saying since

#28 Posted by Ballroompirate (22183 posts) -

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

Changed his profile pic to Solid Snake, I honestly have no doubts he'll return.

 

As Solid or Big boss is the question though.

seanmcloughlin

Hmmm interesting. Maybe he IS Snake then

Duh of course he IS Snake, wouldn't be a MGS game w/o him :P

Honestly though if Kojima did fubar us into thinking Hayter wasn't in MGS V....he can go to that special part of hell along with the people who talk in movie theaters.

#29 Posted by Dark_man123 (3829 posts) -

my predictions, Big Boss = new guy, young Solid Snake = David Hayter

#30 Posted by Androvinus (5796 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nengo_Flow"]What the hell does,"V has come to" mean?Nintendo_Ownes7

I might be a refence to something in the game or it might just be pointing out that they switched to Roman Numerals with MGSV instead of using Hindu-Arabic numerals that the series was using before MGSV.

 

But I think they mentioned they chose to use Roman Numerals because V has something to do with the story of the game.

Edit* I remember Hideo Kojima on Gametrailers saying the V stands for Victory so it references "Victory has come to"

What it really means is that the 5th snake has awoken.
#31 Posted by II_Seraphim_II (20486 posts) -

David bossman Hayter will return.

Clock-w0rk
I remember watching him in Guyver 2 lol. good times
#32 Posted by g0ddyX (3885 posts) -

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

David bossman Hayter will return.

II_Seraphim_II

I remember watching him in Guyver 2 lol. good times



Haha.
Awesome movie.

Looks like Hayter is back, if not, am sure hes involved somehow

#33 Posted by Ballroompirate (22183 posts) -

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

David bossman Hayter will return.

II_Seraphim_II

I remember watching him in Guyver 2 lol. good times

Still one of my fav movies while growing up

#34 Posted by Epak_ (6764 posts) -

I called it... I said it was another trolling from Kojima. I guess I was right

Vatusus

The guy sure likes to troll, everything is possible with Kojima. It would be more surprising if he didn't resort to any tricks/gimmicks when doing a game reveal. 

#35 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

23Jarek23

He has done atleast four Animated Movies: They Were Eleven, Castle of Cagliostro, Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie, and Howl's Moving Castle; He has done eight animated series.

#36 Posted by Obviously_Right (5091 posts) -

Changed his profile pic to Solid Snake, I honestly have no doubts he'll return.

 

As Solid or Big boss is the question though.

Clock-w0rk

He will be back to play a young Solid Snake.

BELIEVE.

#37 Posted by TheEroica (13221 posts) -

Video says he's done a lot of animated movies. Hayter hasn't done any. 

23Jarek23
haha what about every single metal gear game?