Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Officially Announced
Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 3 will receive a PS5 remake sometime this fall.
Konami, who’s looking to bring back their best franchise after a decade, finally announced a Metal Gear Solid game remake, thus confirming the previous speculations from two years ago about the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater receiving a complete remake. The game was announced during the latest PlayStation Showcase, which also features a new handheld PlayStation device.
According to VGC, Konami officially announced Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater—it’s the Greek letter “delta,” not a triangle—but for the purpose of this article, we’ll refer to the remake as Metal Gear Solid 3 remake. Konami is branding the upcoming game as a faithful remake which allows both the series’ loyal fans and a new generation of players to experience one of the best stealth games ever made. Not many details are known about the upcoming release, apart from the fact that it will retain the original voice case and that it launches on current-gen hardware, including the PC.
In addition to the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, Konami also announced the remakes of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, which will accompany the third title in the series as part of the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1. The collection is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 5 in Fall 2023, and both Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater will be remakes of their respective Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. The former of the two titles nearly made Hideo Kojima quit the game because of a terrorist attack.
Metal Gear Solid 3 is often regarded as one of the best stealth action games of all time. It was originally released in 2004—all great games were released in the early 2000s—on the PlayStation 2 console. The game’s narrative serves as the prequel to the entire series, and it follows the protagonist, Snake, as he infiltrates a Soviet military base in the Russian wilderness. Unlike other entries in the franchise, where the protagonist usually relies on gadgets and technologically advanced weapons, Metal Gear Solid 3 takes a wholly different approach.
Metal Gear Solid 3 was much more low-fi compared to the predecessor games, with a heavy focus on camouflage and survival. Not only did you have to hide, but you also had to hunt down forest animals to replenish your stamina—animals like snakes, hence the name Snake Eater. The remake stands to be a great addition to modern gaming collections, especially after the mediocre Metal Gear Survive—a noticeable dip in quality following Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami.
Rumors that Konami is planning to bring back the first three installments in the series first dropped some two years ago when the games were pulled from sales. Those speculations, alongside the rumors suggesting a Silent Hill remake, have turned out to be true, so there are only a few things left to do now; buy a PlayStation 5 now that the shortage is coming to an end, and wait for Komani to announce the complete remake of Castlevania.