Just a few days ago, PlayStation left us stunned with the announcement of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater at their Showcase 2023, where they showcased a wide range of games coming to their platforms in the near or distant future. While rumors had already hinted at its appearance, other rumors also suggested that we would finally get the long-awaited Bloodborne port for PC or even a sequel to the IP, but unfortunately, those rumors didn’t come to fruition.
This week we have learned what will finally happen with the voices in the highly anticipated remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, originally released for PlayStation 2. According to a press release from Konami, this remake would be “starring the original characters,” and a post from the official Metal Gear account stated that “the story and the voices of the characters would remain the same as in the original game.”
The words used by the company raised doubts among fans of the Metal Gear series, who suspected that the voices from the original Metal Gear Solid 3 would be reused due to the controversial departure of David Hayter, the voice actor for Solid and Naked Snake, starting from Metal Gear Solid V. In the latest numbered installment of the series, Hideo Kojima, the original creator of Metal Gear, wanted Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland to replace Hayter, which didn’t sit well with the voice actor who had been portraying Snake since the first Metal Gear Solid. Many fans were hoping for Hayter’s return.
Well, the suspicions were correct: Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater will reuse the original voices from Metal Gear Solid 3 without making any changes. Tommy Williams, Konami’s communications chief for America, confirmed this information to The Verge, ruling out the possibility of the original actors re-recording their dialogue lines or even recording new lines.
This applies to both the English and Japanese voice acting, although it is not clear whether the “no changes” statement is to be taken literally or if the audio will be at least treated to enhance the quality for current consoles (let’s hope it’s the latter).
Some of the links added in the article are part of affiliate campaigns and may represent benefits for Softonic.