Kiefer Sutherland Appearing in New Mortal Kombat

Kiefer Sutherland Appearing in New Mortal Kombat

Looks like the post-24 Sutherland has got a taste for video game voice work.

Metal Gear Solid V isn't the only video game project former 24 star Kiefer Sutherland has loaned his gruff, gravelly tones to -- if a recent interview with IGN is to be believed, we'll hear him in an upcoming Mortal Kombat game, too.

Aside from Sutherland's apparent involvement, nothing is yet known about the supposed new Mortal Kombat, since Warner Bros are yet to comment -- though last year's San Diego Comic-Con brought fresh rumors of a new game alongside the possibility of a new Mortal Kombat movie. The last Mortal Kombat was in 2011, after all -- though a "Komplete Edition" was released in 2012 -- so the series could probably use another refresh.

Sutherland didn't specify the role he was playing in Mortal Kombat, but did note that it was a "huge game, but it's so not like [Metal Gear Solid V]." He noted that while he had spent the best part of a year working on voice work for Kojima's epic, his role in Mortal Kombat was wrapped "pretty quickly" in comparison.

A commenter on our sister site Eurogamer noted that Sutherland appears to be following a similar career path as "CD-ROM superstar Mark Hamill" -- from movies to TV shows to video games. This isn't, of course, to imply that video games are somehow "lesser" than movies and TV shows -- with modern production values, they're on a par in many ways -- but it's nice to hear some familiar voice talent in upcoming new games.

But who could Sutherland be playing in the new game? That's the big question. Or can we expect a cameo appearance from one of his iconic roles of the past? That remains to be seen.

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