Konami Has Yet To Sign Quinton Flynn For MGS: Rising

By Colin Tan on April 10, 2011, 3:25AM EDT
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Quinton Flynn, the voice of Raiden and otherwise known as "the lightning in that rain" in Metal Gear Solid 4, has yet to be contacted by Konami for Metal Gear Solid: Rising. It's a bit worrying concerning Flynn has played Raiden, the main character of Rising, since his debut in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

"Inevitably, fans want to know from Quinton about the upcoming MGS title, Rising, which features Raiden"“of whom Quinton has always brought to life. Typically, voice actors are the last to know anything about the games they audition and work for, and Non-Disclosure Agreements often prevent them from releasing details about the game," reads his official blog.

"There seems to be big concern that the change to new production staff on the game will affect the casting and result in the replacement of Quinton or other MGS cast members in the future"“David Hayter, voice of Solid Snake, and others.

"We understand, of course, that fans would find this disappointing since these performances are such a big part of what makes the characters come alive and what has allowed the fans to create an association and connection with them. Unfortunately, voice actors are only informed of their involvement shortly before recording."

The blog posts also adds, "The only information we have, at this time, is that Quinton has not been contacted to do any voice work as Raiden for the game. As always, fans will have better luck asking game creators for information about game details since the cast rarely has any."

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is a fresh new take on the Metal-Gear-verse and features sword slashing Raiden as the main character. Producer Shigenobu Matsuyama says that the game boasts a new kind of stealth action, the kind befitting of a hunting predator. Details have been scarce on the game, but if you heard the man and you want Flynn to reprise his role, it's best you be vocal about it.

Source: QuintonFlynn.com

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