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The original voice actor for Metal Gear Solid's Snake just teased a new project

Snake? Snake?! Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!

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David Hayter, the original voice actor for Solid Snake, has published a teaser on his official Twitter account that may mean we could be hearing him reprise his role in the near future.

Hayter’s message is a rather vague one as he mimics a conversation Solid Snake would have with Colonel Campbell. In the message, he asks the Colonel “what’s the meaning of this?” and “why am I back in this booth?” followed by the #SnakeMystery hashtag.

He follows up this message with what appears to be a script for a Codec Call between Colonel Campbell and Snake. The very short, and one-sided, conversation can be seen below:

It was nearly three years ago when we learned Hayter would not be working on the voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5. Considering Konami is no longer developing for console games outside of its Pro Evolution Soccer series, this tease has us scratching our heads as to what this new project could be.

Think you have an idea as to what Hayter could be working on? Be sure to let us know in Chatty so we don't stay up all night thinking it's a new Metal Gear Solid game or a piece of downloadable content for Metal Gear Solid 5.

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From The Chatty

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      March 7, 2016 1:19 PM

      probably something lame like a mortal kombat character crossover or something

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      March 7, 2016 2:05 PM

      To late konami burned too many bridges

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      March 7, 2016 2:07 PM

      MGS animated series?

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        March 7, 2016 11:38 PM

        I'm surprised there isn't an mgs anime

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          March 7, 2016 11:52 PM

          It's such a cheesy idea, Kojima would have to have been outta there for it to happen.

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      March 7, 2016 11:39 PM

      Awesome, shame he wasn't in 5

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        March 8, 2016 12:13 AM

        It would be cool if they could patch him in, same as Dinklebot was patched out of Destiny and replaced by Nolan North.

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          March 8, 2016 2:52 AM

          Voice pack would be nice but seems like way too much work for them

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        March 8, 2016 12:50 AM

        At the risk of sounding like a Kojima apologist, I think ultimately he made the right choice casting Sutherland. The way that story goes, Sutherland just fits. And it forced Kojima to tell a different, and ultimately better, kind of story, one in which the protagonist is basically silent.

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          March 8, 2016 1:48 AM

          Well, that bit made sense in the end. For spoiler reasons, Venom Snake is a totally different person, but it would have been better if Naked Snake / Ishmael / Big Boss was actually voiced Hayter, even if it was held back until The Man Who Sold the World final mission. He did play that character in MGS3 & Peace Walker after all.

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            March 8, 2016 2:06 AM

            But then I suppose Ground Zeroes wouldn't make much sense because Keifer Sutherland is actually playing Big Boss in that, too. But I guess that already doesn't make sense in the context of MGS5 if you think these two different characters should not share the same voice. It's all for a dumb twist, breaks apart when you think about it at all.

            So I guess I would have kept Snake silent in GZ, have Hayter disguise Ishmael's voice for the Prologue in MGSV so you didn't recognize him, and switch back to gruff Big Boss in the final reveal with Ocelot. That would have been rad.

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              March 8, 2016 4:42 AM

              Hayter probably never should have been the voice of Big Boss in the first place. There was never a really logical reason for that.

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        March 8, 2016 1:15 AM

        Fantastic game but storywise it had the potential to be so much more. Imagine a final act that went all the way up to metal gear, featuring David as a young solid.

        I didn't even mind the twist in concept, but they needed another act after that reveal that played with the idea.