Konami unveils long-rumoured Metal Gear Solid 3 remake

What a thrill....

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake

After months of rumours, Konami revealed a glossy remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater during its May 24th PlayStation Showcase.

A prequel to the first two Metal Gear Solid games, Snake Eater follows future series villain Naked Snake in the 1960s as he infiltrates a Soviet jungle to stop the development of a superweapon and face off against his mentor who defected.

However, the cinematic trailer didn’t reveal anything about the direction or scope of the remake (titled Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater), simply showing wildlife in the jungle before revealing Snake himself. In a message on the official teaser site, Konami simply says it’s aiming for a “faithful recreation of the original story and game design, while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience.”

Further, a release date wasn’t revealed, but we do know it’s coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. In a press release, Konami also confirmed that the “original voice characters” are returning for the remake, so while he wasn’t specifically named, that should mean that David Hayter, the beloved Canadian actor who’s voiced Snake for decades, will be reprising the role. (Hayter, for his part, made a cheeky indirect reference to the remake by tweeting about another game of his from the Showcase, the PS VR2 title Synapse).

Released in late 2004, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is regarded as one of the greatest games of all time for its compelling cinematic spy story and innovative stealth camouflage mechanics. For many, it’s the best entry in Hideo Kojima’s iconic Metal Gear series.

While a Snake Eater remake was rumoured for some time, it’s still noteworthy considering Konami has largely abandoned big-budget AAA games in recent years. That pivot came after the company had a public falling out with Kojima and cancelled his Silent Hills game. He then went on to found his own studio, Kojima Productions and develop 2019’s Death Stranding for PlayStation, and he’s currently working on both a PS5 sequel and a new cloud-powered IP for Xbox.

Additionally, Konami confirmed that the first three Metal Gear Solid games will be re-released on PS5 in a Master Collection this fall, although further details weren’t revealed.

For all of the announcements from Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, follow this link.

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Update: 25/05/2023 at 11:16am ET — Included information about the original voices returning.