David Hayter Says He Has No Role Whatsoever in Metal Gear Solid 5

"I am not in Metal Gear V. In any way. At all. No joke," series voice actor says.

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Ever since it was announced that 24 actor Kiefer Sutherland--not longtime voice actor David Hayter--would play the role of Snake in Metal Gear Solid V, some fans have continued to wonder if someway, somehow Hayter would still appear in the game. Hayter now says it's not going to happen.

"Guys, for the millionth--and last--time. I am not in Metal Gear V," Hayter said on Twitter. "In any way. At all. No joke. Just not. True story."

Explaining the decision to go with a new actor--Sutherland--over Hayter, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima said in March 2013 that, "It's a new type of Metal Gear game and we wanted to have this reflected in the voice actor as well."

In addition to playing Snake and Big Boss in the Metal Gear Solid series, Hayter wrote the screenplays for movies like X-Men, The Scorpion King, and Watchmen.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launched in March 2014. It serves as somewhat of a prologue to the upcoming open-world/sandbox game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which is reportedly 200 times larger than Ground Zeroes. Publisher Konami recently published a 30-minute gameplay demo that you can watch right now.

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