Ever since Hideo Kojima chose to go with Kiefer Sutherland as the voice of Venom Snake in Metal Gear Solid V, the question of whether David Hayter would ever return to Solid Snake. Sure, he’s been confirmed as the voice of Snake in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but considering the things Hayter said about Konami, would the publisher ever bring him back?
It turns out the answer is yes, at least as a guest character in Super Bomberman R. As part of the next update, the Bomberman game is bridging the gap to Metal Gear World, which means that Solid Snake and Naked Snake, both voiced by Hayter as they originally were, are coming in. Raiden in his Metal Gear Rising design also makes an appearance, as does Motherbase from Metal Gear Solid V as a new map. The voice work is not surprising, considering Konami went through some lengths to get Master Chief’s and Ratchet’s voice actors for their guest appearances in the game.
Konami also announced a number of other guest characters coming into the game, including Legend of the Mystical Ninja’s Ebisumaru, Contra’s Lance and Bill, Zone of the Enders/Gradius’ Vic Viper, and Tokimeki Memorial’s Ayako Katagiri.
Additionally, WWE wrestler Xavier Woods is also joining the bombing festivities.
The video at the end only showed the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC boxes, but Konami has confirmed on Twitter that the Switch update with some new characters is live now, with the video’s content coming later. The Switch’s console-specific guest character, Max from the Gameboy Bomberman game Bomberman Max, is the main part of today’s update.
Super Bomberman R is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.