It is uncertain whether Solid Snake will be making an appearance in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, according to the actor who lends his voice to the iconic super solider.
When asked by Hardware Canucks at the Canadian Video Game Awards’ red carpet gala, David Hayter, the actor who voices Solid Snake said, “I have no idea, and I couldn’t really comment if I knew.”
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has been stuck in a form of development hell during the last two years. It was first announced in 2009 as an interquel set between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, telling the story of Raiden’s transformation into a cyborg, but quietly cancelled in 2010 as Kojima Productions/Konami ran into enormous production difficulties fleshing out concepts and game designs.
In early 2011 Kojima approached Platinum Games to discuss the viability of restarting the cancelled project with them. Platinum agreed to restart the game’s development, but shifted the focus away from traditional Metal Gear stealth to a fast-paced platform slasher.
A Windows version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was originally in the works, but Platinum Games has confirmed that it has been cancelled.
According to the Kojima Productions Report newsletter, new information about the title is expected to be released next week.