Kojima trolling us once again. :P
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.