Covert Ops Taps Metal Gear Solid Snake Voice Actor

Oculus unique Phantom: Covert Ops is on observe for its June 25th launch date on Rift and Quest, and as we speak developer nDreams has introduced that David Hayter, the English voice of Strong Snake from the Steel Gear Strong franchise will voice the sport’s lead villain, Nikolai Zhurov.

If it wasn’t clear sufficient from the secret, Phantom: Covert Ops is a stealth motion sport. And who extra becoming to play the sport’s lead protagonist than the voice of stealth gaming icon Strong Snake; David Hayter has voiced Snake in additional than a dozen Steel Gear video games courting again to the unique Steel Gear Strong (1998).

In Phantom: Covert Ops Hayter performs the position of Nikolai Zhurov, an ex-Soviet Basic who desires to vary the end result of the Chilly Warfare.

Phantom: Covert Ops uniquely places the participant in a tactical kayak—no, we’re not joking, and in our preview of the sport we discovered it’s really a fairly compelling little bit of VR sport design. nDreams says that the sport’s story and missions will unfold over the course of a single evening, because the participant tries to cease Zhurov from executing a dastardly plan.

As for Hayter, who voices Zhurov, this really gained’t be the primary time he’s acted for a VR sport; he voiced the character Dr. Kloog in Oculus’ first-party developed Farlands which was an unique Rift launch title again in 2016. And if you wish to get technical, he really voiced a “VR” sport again in 1999… Steel Gear Strong: VR Missions (no, this wasn’t really a VR sport, it simply handled VR material).

However Phantom is actually the most important VR manufacturing that Hayter has but been a part of. Talking to Street to VR, he stated that he’s a longtime gamer himself and had really performed some VR earlier than taking up the position, together with going to The VOID’s Star Wars: Secrets and techniques of the Empire, an out-of-home VR attraction.

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For Phantom, Hayter stated nDreams despatched him an Oculus Quest to strive the sport for himself. He discovered the kayak-based stealth motion to be “a singular utility of VR that I’ve by no means seen earlier than,” and stated the stealth vibe reminded him of Steel Gear.

Phantom: Covert Ops was initially set to launch again in 2019, however was delayed into 2020. Whereas the Coronavirus state of affairs has delayed some video games, fortunately nDreams says that Phantom: Covert Ops is on observe for its June 25th launch date on Oculus Quest and Rift.

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