After months of rumours, it’s finally official: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater gets a remake. It has a new name: Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. The project was confirmed on Wednesday at the PlayStation Showcase. It’s slated to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC via Steam, but the short teaser didn’t reveal much more than that.
In addition to this new game, a re-release of the original three MGS games – Metal Gear solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of LibertyAnd Snake eater — was unveiled on Wednesday as part of a collection called Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Part 1. It’s set to release on PS5 this fall.
Metal Gear solid 3or MGS3, is widely regarded as one of the best stealth action games of all time. Originally released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, the game serves as a prequel to previous games in the series, following protagonist Snake as he infiltrates a Soviet military base in the Russian wilderness. While other entries in the franchise are filled with high-tech gadgets and weapons, MGS3 was more low-fi, with a focus on using camouflage to hide in each area and, of course, hunting forest animals like snakes to keep your stamina up.
Rumors that Konami is bringing back MGS3 have been around for a while. 2021, VGC reported that a remake of the game was in development alongside revivals of the other major franchises: Castlevania And Silent Hill. Although the Castlevania project has yet to be officially announced, Konami unveiled the all-new Silent Hill F next to an silent hill 2 remake from last year.
The Metal gear franchise has been essentially dormant since creator Hideo Kojima’s high-profile divorce from Konami in 2015 past 2018’s mediocre Surviving Metal Gear. Depending on which games you accept as canon (which isn’t an easy process for a variety of reasons), there are just under a dozen main entries in the Metal gear franchise, starting with 1987’s Metal gear for the MSX2 and ending with 2015’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
MGS3 has already seen a number of remasters and re-releases over the years. Called an enhanced PS2 version Metal Gear Solid 3: Livelihood was released shortly after the original that added a player-controlled camera, and the game has also been re-released in various forms on the PS3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS. Oh, and I think some of his movies were remastered for a pachinko machine around 2016, but the less said about that the better.
Update, 4:53 PM ET: While the Sony trailer only mentioned that the game would be coming to PS5, an IGN trailer shows that Xbox Series X/S and Steam will also be getting the game. Hat tip for Stephen Totilo.