Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater remake is coming! sony went on stage yesterday with what could be described as a blank epic summer showcase. Loaded with exciting new indie games, gameplay blowouts from the new Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Spider-Man 2, but one of the series’ most exciting reveals would have to be the Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater remake. Naked Snake is making a triumphant return to modern hardware, and I couldn’t be more excited for it. The trailer was short and sweet, but there was a lot to bring out from the announcement alongside new in-engine screenshots and the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1. So let’s go over it all. -below.
Metal Gear Solid 3 was the third mainline entry in the series and originally released in 2004 on PlayStation 2. Set in 1964, canonically speaking, this is actually the first game in the series and covers one of the previous missions in Naked Snake’s story (this is an extremely detailed timeline and complicated in many ways). MGS1 and 2 feature Solid Snake (it is a different Snake than MGS3) and takes place in a more modern setting with high tech gadgets and such. Snake Eater, on the other hand, is set in the 60s and has an almost vintage Cold War spy flair thanks to the music, design, and mechanics the player has access to. It’s my favorite entry in the iconic stealth-action spy series, as it is for many other Metal Gear fans.
After years of inactivity, series creator Hideo Kojima had a disappointing fallout with publisher Konami and nearly (essentially couldn’t) complete the latest title in the series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Snake. is back.
A remake of the 2004 game METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER. The same captivating story and the same captivating world, but now with cutting-edge graphics and 3D sound, which brings the jungle to life. Get ready for the ultimate survival, stealth and action experience.
Konami (which still owns the rights to the series) is teaming up with developer Virtuos on the remake of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. This triangle symbol replacing the “3” in the original name means Delta. It’s not entirely clear why this choice was made, but it could be anything from the three-sided Delta symbol, to the obvious military implications of the term, to simply allowing the game remade to stand out from the original.
Konami is apparently dedicated to creating a “faithful remake” of the original game with improved visuals, camera controls, and mechanics. And let’s be honest, if it’s something short or long, it will be hell to pay. It’s a beloved title and you absolutely can’t change the story, game mechanics at any moment and please don’t touch this music too much. And oh yes, David Hayter’s iconic performance, Snake, makes a return alongside the rest of the voice expressed by the sounds it produces:
…the original voice characters, rich storyline, and extensive combat survival features in harsh environments evolved with unprecedented graphics and immersive sound.
This isn’t the first re-release of the game – there was another PS2 version with additional camera controls added as well as a PS3, Xbox 360, Vita and Nintendo 3DS version afterwards – and I hope it doesn’t. won’t be the last. At the moment there are no details on a release date, but if I had to bet on it, it won’t be this year. It will eventually release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Now, feast your eyes on some of the screenshots released shortly after the first trailer. We see the first parts of the experience (the “virtuous mission” and the wooden drawbridge that players are certainly familiar with). We haven’t had a chance to see Snake in-game, but the environments certainly look good so far:
Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1
Along with the announcement of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, Konami also unveiled the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1. It includes HD remasters of the first, second and third games in the series; Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The MGS2 and MGS3 releases included here are the remasters pulled straight from the HD collection release. Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1 is releasing this fall on PlayStation with more platforms reportedly on the way. And given the naming scheme here – “Volume 1” – additional remasters for modern hardware will also be available.
“Currently, the development team is working together to create an environment where fans can experience and enjoy the METAL GEAR series on the latest platforms…we will deliver the METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION series, the most comprehensive compilation that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the series METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION lets fans play the games as they were, as they were first released on the latest platforms.
Be sure to pass by our coverage of yesterday’s PlayStation Showcase for a full rundown of all trailers, reveals, and new gameplay footage.
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