Veteran VA David Hayter plays the role of disgraced ex-Soviet General Zhurov.
Phantom: Covert Ops, nDreams’ long-awaited stealth-based VR shooter, is scheduled to arrive on Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift/Rift S headsets June 25th. Set in the year 1991, players step into the shoes (kayak?) of a special forces operative tasked with infiltrating a Cold War naval base located on the coast of the Black Sea. There they will engage hostile mercenery forces from the comfort of their tactical kayak in an attempt to prevent all-out war.
Today we received our first look at the games primary antagonist, General Nikolai Zhurov, a disgraced former-Soviet bent on turning the tides of the Cold War. He’s as ruthless as he is ugly, but the man knows how to deliver a monologue. Today’s “Villain Trailer” gives us our first-look at the dogmatic commander, played by legendary voice actor David Hayter; better known as the voice of Solid Snake and Naked Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series. He also has a few screen writing credits, including X-Men, X2, and Watchmen. Neat!
“Phantom: Covert Ops is a ground-breaking next-level VR game and one of the finest stealth games I’ve ever seen or been part of,” stated Hayter in an official release. “Without doubt,virtual reality brings a new level of immersion to gaming and to be a part of that was incredibly exciting.”
That’s high-praise coming from the man who voices one of the most iconic steal-based characters in all of modern fiction.
“Having someone of David’s calibre portray one of the main characters in the game speaks volumes about what we’re trying to achieve with Phantom,” added Tom Gillo, VP of Development at nDreams. “Oculus headset owners and fans of stealth games like Metal Gear Solid, will leap at the chance to take on this villain!”