Solid Snake returns to Super Smash Bros. after a decade-long absence.

It was revealed during the Nintendo Direct at E3 that the upcoming brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have every fighter that’s been in the Super Smash Bros. series.

That includes Solid Snake from the Metal Gear franchise, who has not been featured in a Super Smash Bros. game for 10 years until now.

As reported by Game Informer, the character’s comeback also marks the return of voice actor David Hayter, who was the original VO artist that portrayed Solid Snake in English dubs of the Metal Gear games.

Hayter voiced the character up until Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, at which point he was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland.

When Game Informer spoke to Nintendo localisation manager Nate Bihldorff, he was asked who would be voicing Snake, to which Bihldorff replied, “David Hayter.”

He was then asked if the character’s dialogue had been re-recorded or extracted from his last appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

“I don’t have details on that,” said Bihldorff. “But, David Hayter will be the voice.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is scheduled for release on 7th December for Nintendo Switch. Head over to the official website where you can find out more about the game, and listen to music featured in-game (with more added regularly).