Kiefer Sutherland is the new Snake

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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has announced that Kiefer Sutherland will be replacing David Hayter as the new voice of protagonist / Beard Monthly centrefold Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Most people will recognise Sutherland as 24‘s agent-on-the-clock Jack Bauer, but I always knew him as that strangely attractive vampire guy in The Lost Boys. Or maybe I just have a secret thing for peroxide mullets, but he does look the part for a Kojima game, doesn’t he?

Meanwhile, Hayter isn’t taking the news with the sort of stoic fortitude we’d expect from Big Boss, saying on Twitter that, “Ah well, Can’t fault [Kiefer Sutherland]. Great actor, good man. The game will probably still be excellent. Like New Coke!”

New Coke was, of course, Coca-Cola’s rather disastrous attempt in 1985 to replace original Coke with something everybody hated, forcing the company to reintroduce original Coke – now branded as “Classic” Coke – less than three months later. Soft drinks is a volatile industry, kids.