[UPDATE] Longtime Snake voice actor says Konami did not ask him to reprise role in upcoming Metal Gear Solid game; Kojima confirms Hayter won’t return.

[UPDATE] Speaking with GameTrailers, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima confirmed that David Hayter will not return for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but declined to comment on his replacement.

“It’s a new type of Metal Gear game and we wanted to have this reflected in the voice actor as well,” Kojima said.”

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Longtime Snake and Big Boss voice actor David Hayter may not return for the just-announced Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

After the game’s announcement today, Hayter tweeted, “Well look, at least I had a good run.” Asked if he was approached to reprise his role, he bluntly stated, “Nope.”

Game director Hideo Kojima revealed today that Metal Gear Solid V is both Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain combined. Konami also has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V is due out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, though a release date was not provided.

Hayter also wrote the screenplay for 2000′s X-Men.

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By Eddie Makuch, News Editor