The plot thickens.
“Combining open-world action with a new breed of stealth, take on the rough terrain of Afghanistan and tactical espionage with Solid Snake and a whole host of new characters,” There is no way in hell this is true. If it really is then MIND BLOWN! Imagine if all this was a VR training or some other trolling by Kojima. I can see this happening. I still think that at the end of Phantom Pain, Solid Snake will come back and destroy the Motherbase we build. The End of Peace Walker was a huge twist i didn't see coming, i expect the same here.
I am pretty sure, it will be the reverse. Solid Snake is the final boss battle, which you are bound to lose.
I dont think we will fight Solid Snake, i believe we will assume the role of Solid Snake against the Big Boss where he will kick his @ss.
@darkocelot That's been my secret hope. Mainly because I'm still in denial with accepting Hayters departure... The game would be perfect if it went full circle and had you play the last moments of the game (like a post credits "hey im samuel L jackson" scene) as Solid Snake infiltrating outerheaven. I would lose my marbles. @foxtrot below That's how I'm seeing this as well, just a simple mixup on their end, I know some friends who still call him solid snake even when playing mgs3 etc.
I'm feeling the same thing will happen, and solid snake will be voiced by David hayter.
I buy it no matter what. So this is only more welcoming for me......!!!
My guess is they confused Big Boss with Solid Snake. Marketing people don't know much about games.
Could be Just a FYI: I just preordered the PS4 limited edition MGS Phantom Pain with snakes robot arm on Amazon.ca (for my fellow Canadian gamers). So pumped I got one!
Even though according to iMDB David Hayter is indeed voicing "David" aka "Solid Snake" I agree this is just a typo from a dude who didnt do his research.
Why was this so hard for you guys to figure out? The game takes place during the Zanzibar island era, where SS beat the hell out of BB. I'm guessing this game will play like mgs2, where you will have two main characters. It would have been awkward to have David Hayter do voice acting for both SS and BB, that's why they went with Keifer Sutherland to voice BB. Even in MGS4 they had someone else voice BB.
Then why not just say that in the first place? We got official word of lack of Hayter's involvement. And why did the Japanese VA retain his role then?
Its not that its not true, merely that its a type'o. Solid Snake is in MGSV as he is technically already born along with Liquid and Solidus. They are staying this as in Solid Snake is the main character....they are mistaken. Big Boss is the characther. Its easy to get confused from such a thing as I never felt it made sense in MGS3 to use Hayter's voice as Big Boss isn't solid snake....a clone yes, but that doesn't have anything to do with voices. Voices and dialect have more to do with where someone is raised not what genes they carry, ie why Liquid sounds British.. MGS4 fixes this and MGSV does too by having Big Boss voiced by someone else as he should have always been. Big Boss is not Solid Snake, and its clear many get that confused who don't know the series very well. I can very much see how Amazon made this mistake. That being said, I feel he is in the game as his clone is born in that era.
I'm with you 100%. It never made sense to have David Hayter voice BB. People are saying because he is a clone he sounds like him. If so Solidus should have been voiced by Hayter since he's a perfect clone. Solid will make an appearance.
Damn, I've played every mgs game except the ones for psp, and still, every now and then, I get the feeling I know nothing of it's main plot. It can get so confusing! I think I'll have to look for some video summarazing the whole franchise before getting MGSV.
I'd play through all the canon titles first. Afterwards, look at some vids and analyses and stuff. September's still a long way off.
I feel like they might of just got confused and accidentally put Solid Snake down instead of Big Boss or Naked Snake. However if they pulled off a MGS2 where you play Big Boss for the first Act of the game and then finish the rest with Solid Snake then I'll be impressed. By that I mean they've made out Big Boss and Ocelot are our main protagonists but really they are the villains we'll be going up against. Imagine near the end of the game it basically turns into a remake of Metal Gear. It's possible it could jump 11 years.
I have a firm belief that the game might end with Snake saying "Kept You Waiting, huh"
That would be so weak for Kojima to repeat himself like that though. I'm all of Solid Snake showing up, don't get me wrong.
I won't put anything past Kojima, he is king of the trolls :) But my first instict says it's just a typo from uninformed marketing admins.
And.... David Hayter returns to voice Solid Snake. Kept you waiting huh?
No way, this is Big Boss's game, pure and simple. Solid Snake had 4 as his exit. MGS V needs to be the Big Boss game we've been promised.
I'm just going to assume it's a typo.
For me i hope we play as Big Boss from start to end while the last battle will be Big Boss vs Badass Solid Snake where you cannot beat him as he will beat the crap out of Big Boss because we all know how that fight end.
They did say that Big Boss wasn't going to talk a lot
I hope so cause his new voice is so annoying and sounds so muffled, cant even hear what he's saying
I don't believe you. I've read many "Top 10 Video Game Characters" articles that put a picture of Big Boss for Solid Snake and vice versa.
If it was in an email from Sony, I would find it a little harder to believe it was a mere misprint. Very interesting, along with the news that Kiefer doesn't have much to say during this game. Hmmmm not sure what to think. Kojima is a legend of the troll. Gonna have to play, the numbered games again before this releases!
I still get the feeling that this will be like MGS2 - all we saw was trailers of Snake and ended up playing as Raiden. I think here, we're seeing Big Boss in the trailers but the only mission we'll play as him will be a few at the start, such as saving Kaz. For the rest and majority of the game we'll actually be playing as Solid trying to bring down BB.
the saga is not complete before solid snake defeats big boss twice, and also he defeated gray fox once before he turned into a ninja ( if i remember correctly?)
Would be such a troll if it's MGS2 all over again. But a welcome troll.
A mistake most likely, definitely playing as BB. But I think young Solid will appear in the game at some point, as we got Eli already. As Kojima has said countless times in these years, the game shows Big Boss' downfall to become the madman, to connect the story to MG1. Not Solid Snake's. But what I think happens is that at near end of TPP, the game skips years ahead in time. To perhaps show us brief moment of MG1 with more adult Solid. But then again, if I remember correctly Kojima said in this one interview something like "the players will make/realize to connection to MG1". So not sure how it will end :). In the end...this is a Kojima game so anything might happen I guess XD.
If so, would be cool.. though would rather not know if it is true!
If Solid is in as Hayter it's day 1 despite not liking the gameplay direction
Lawyer-N4G, if Solid Snake is indeed the main character, isn't that false advertisement on KONAMI's part? If so, that's illegal, right? One can sue? Anyway, imo, for the majority of the game, we'll assume control of Big Boss. However, it's almost a given for Solid Snake to make some sort of appearance.
I don't doubt solid snake is in the game, but this is definitely just a mistake of ignorance. Lot of people dont know the difference between solid and naked snake, even some fans get it wrong sometimes.
I was told by a reliable source that Jake The Snake is also in this game.
Never heard of him but then again never play stealth games .
Although I do think Solid Snake will show up (probably post credits as a little teaser for a MGS1 remake), this is probably just a mistake with them confusing Big Boss with Solid Snake.
Some of you guys has got this all wrong. Im sure Solid Snake will be shown in this game at some point, BUT AS A KID. Just as Liquid was already shown in this game as a kid. The timeline in this game starts in 1984, which would make Solid and Liquid snake about 12 years old. At the end of this game when they will be a few years older, Im sure we will also see when Big Boss taught Solid Snake CQC.
Agree if you saw this coming a mile off. David hayter as voice actor Also... I mean i thought it was obvious it would take it full circle
When was boss cloned ? if solid was in the game wouldn't he be very young ?
no, the truth is mgs5 a big simulation program for mgs4 snake because he did not died in mgs4 ending and he get younger by some new type of medicine..:) and he is ready for mgs6 he just wanted to see what happened with big boss really. hehehe
Please tell me you know this is just a mistake, Gamingbolt. With pictures of Naked Snake and everything, they clearly don't intend to refer to Solid Snake. Even if you have all the knowledge in the world about the MGS characters you can mix up Solid and Naked, and it's not like it's the excutives who pen these statements. It's PR people. However, with hints from both Kojima and David Hayter, I'm guessing Solid Snake will be in the game nonetheless. These messages are still just mistakes, though.
So if you remember mgs1 snake talks about zanzibar island somewhere in africa, the haven or something like that. This is Afghanistan and they actually cloned boss dna when he falls into a coma... so snake might show up s a child soldier with a six pack :)
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