Metal Gear Solid Actors Team Up To Perform ‘The Night Before Metal Gear’

The Night Before Christmas is the classic bedtime story for Christmas Eve, but if you’ve had enough of sugar plum fairies dancing through your head, then you can now snuggle under the quilt and wait for Santa while listening to a fully Metal Gear Solid-ified version of the classic.

Credit: Cam Clarke

David Hayter, the original voice of Snake has teamed up with Liquid Snake actor Cam Clarke to perform what they’ve dubbed The Night Before Metal Gear – a reimagining of The Night Before Christmas.

The incredibly festive video has already racked up over 80 thousand views, with MGS fans going absolutely crazy for the parody.

Including lines like: “Otacon spoke not a word, but went straight to his work. He unleashed the Mk. II, turned it loose on those jerks,” it’s not the most family-friendly festive poem, but it’s definitely the funniest.

Watch the video in all its glory below.

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Uncovering some of the behind-the-scenes secrets on his official Facebook page, Clarke explained that the whole poem was created by Hayter – taking just 20 minutes to come up with it.

Nice job, guys!


It’s unlikely we’ll ever get another canon MGS video game, but that doesn’t mean we need to say goodbye to SNAAAAKE just yet, as it’s been announced that the franchise will be getting its own board game something next year.

 Cleverly named Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game, the game will be released by Konami and IDW Games. It’s expected to launch sometime in 2019.
Credit: Konami/IDW Games

The game’s description states: “Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is a fully cooperative, miniatures board game.

“Following the story of the first Metal Gear Solid video game, players take on the roles of Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Dr. Hal “Otacon” Emmerich, and Gray Fox the Cyborg Ninja.

Credit: Konami

“They’ll need to use their unique skill sets to avoid detection as they complete objectives across multiple campaign scenarios. Featuring a highly dynamic A.I. system and sandbox gameplay, missions can be completed in multiple ways and will always play out differently.”

Will you be picking one of these up?