Kiefer Sutherland involved in new Mortal Kombat game

Voice of MGS5's Snake says he's done work for unannounced fighting game

24 actor Kiefer Sutherland has revealed he worked on a new Mortal Kombat game.


Speaking to IGN, Sutherland discussed his voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, but briefly mentioned additional work on a Mortal Kombat.

"I did Mortal Kombat, and that's such a huge game, but it's so not like [MGS5]," he said.

According to Sutherland his part on the project was complete "pretty quickly compared to [MGS5]".

Since Sutherland has not previously been involved in a Mortal Kombat, it is likely he is referring to something yet to be announced.

Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, recently released Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game based in the DC Comics universe.

Its last Mortal Kombat game rebooted the series and was for released Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and PS Vita in 2011.

In September 2012 Ed Boon, creative director on the series, said the next Mortal Kombat would likely be released for PS4 and Xbox One, and would need to add significant new ideas.

More recently, a producer on live-action web series Mortal Kombat Legacy said a new Mortal Kombat game is in development, but neither Warner Bros nor NetherRealm have officially confirmed this yet.

Sutherland was revealed as the voice of Snake during E3 2013, seemingly replacing long-time actor David Hayter.

"I needed someone who could convey facial and vocal qualities of a man at his age, so I asked a producer friend of mine in Hollywood, Avi Arad, for advice," series creator Hideo Kojima said at the time."He's the one who introduced me to Mr. Kiefer Sutherland."

"I felt that he was the perfect fit in terms of age and performance," he added. "Kiefer immediately understood what I was looking for."

Sutherland added: "It's an honour to be able to play this character, this character has a legacy, there's a real personal quality to the character that I've connected to."