Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D getting a digital rerelease

Konami has announced it is rereleasing two Metal Gear Solid games on digital platforms.

In Japan, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PlayStation 3 is coming to PlayStation Network on December 17th. The game will cost 2980 yen and includes trophy support.

In Europe, the game will be available on PSN on the same date, for €20, with a file size of 30GB.

In North America, MGS4 will be released on PSN on December 16th.


Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, the 3DS remake of MGS3 that was released in 2012, is coming to the Japanese eShop on December 16th, which is exactly ten years after the Japanese release of the original game on PlayStation 2.


The digital version of the game will cost 4500 yen and includes a theme for the 3DS operating system. The theme will come with a FOX wallpaper, Snake Eater theme music, MGS series cursor sound effects, and folder icons in cardboard box style. This theme will also be sold separately for 200 yen.


Source: MGS 3D Official Website,, JunkerHQ, Konami Europe, Konami

  • prothy

    For God’s sake I was thinking MGS3D is coming to PSN…

    • César H. Sandoval

      MGS3 HD is already there, and is in a way superior to the 3DS version.

      • uya333

        well, in terms of framesps yes, but 3d snake eater has full mgs4-like gameplay, and the faces look far better. The experience is better and you dont have to struggle with the old controls… Trust me I own both versions…

        • César H. Sandoval

          20FPS at 240p vs 60FPS at HD quality is all I need, tacking on MGS4 mechanics to the game is not enough to count it as the best version.

          Plus the 3DS version gave more polygons to the faces, but at the same time ruined most of the textures and cheaped out in the other parts of the models. Is fine if you can’t afford a PS2 or PS3, but in no way the ideal form to play Snake Eater.

          • ShugoTakahashi

            Having beaten all versions, I can say that the 3DS version is pretty great, and it’s hard to go back to the other versions after getting used to its updated mechanics. The game just flows a lot better with the upgrades; the controls are better, the movement is better, and the menus, which are widely considered the biggest flaw with MGS3, are vastly streamlined.

            They updated the graphical effects, namely the lighting engine and character models, quite a bit over the other versions too (which all still use assets ported straight from the PS2 version). Framerate is still an issue, but it’s something you get used to quickly. Especially if you started off with the original PS2 version, which if you can recall also had pretty horrible framerate issues; a lot of people seem to forget that. MGS3 was way ahead of its time, and it pushed the PS2 pretty hard.

            It may not be the ideal FIRST-timer version, but for subsequent replays I keep coming back to MGS3D. I even own MGS3 on Vita and I still pick 3DS whenever I want handheld MGS3. It’s a very underrated version of the game, and as it’s the only version that tracks all your endgame rankings, it’s the best version for replays. Don’t write it off so quickly just due to FPS/resolution.

          • CMB

            MGS3D is hands down one of the best looking 3ds games. It uses the 3d effect greatly.

          • uya333

            It has lots of more features in… whatever, lets agree to disagree then…

          • Plissken

            If only they could just put the 3DS shooting, crouch walking mechanics in the HD version for another inevitable re-re-re-release. Or just give us something like what “The Naked Sample” would’ve been.

  • Ty

    Finally we can play MGS 4 in Japanese 🙂 Awesome news

    • You mean if you have a Japanese account?

      • Ty

        Yeah sure 🙂 Because until now, you couldn’t play the japanese MGS 4 :/

        • You could if you had a Japanese copy. 😛

          • Ty

            Yeah but it was region locked :/ I don’t own a japanese ps3 😛 from what i remember, you can’t play MGS4 (jpn) on a european or american ps3

          • No, games are region free. Just tried to out and the Japanese MGS4 plays on my European PS3. Only thing that did not work was some update, so I had to disconnect from the internet.

          • Ty

            Oh cool, I own the japanese version and it doesn’t work. Maybe your ps3 is older, mine does not support NTSC and JPN games, only PAL :/ and it doesnt even play PS2 games, but some older ps3s do 🙂 Lucky you 😀

          • Huh, never knew they removed that option. It’s not that old though, it’s a PS3 Slim (4th generation model).

  • BananaGear

    Those folder icons look pretty cool.

  • Big_Boss88

    Awesome 🙂 !

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Why is the PSN release only 30Gbs? This makes Otacon come out as stupid! Unless Otacon meant dual layed but not maxed out!

    • Johnny Zombrex

      It’s gonna be around 60GB once it’s installed.

  • moto hellogoto

    Bing them to pc please

  • Romain Robin

    Let’s be clear, Will the game be available on PS4 or are my expectations always way too high with MGS?

    • Just PlayStation 3.

  • MrVux007

    ahhhh here we go again

    • Big_Boss88

      lol 🙂

  • Fraaancis

    What do you think, Metal Gear or Silent Hills appearance?

    • Golgari

      Most likely it’s Silent Hills. The reason for this that Kojima would use her earlier for MGSV promotion. Now it is too late to do something crazy. The game is almost finished and it’s time for MGO trailers and release date.

      Besides Silent Hills is known for sexual psychology horror so she would be perfect for new Silent Hills and people will laugh their asses for her being in the game though it is not her first time. She made a voice acting appearance for Saints Row 3.

  • PrinceHeir

    That’s nice!!

  • LukesAlike

    Why would they release them digitally? MGS4 is so easy to come by in stores, I dunno about MGS3D.

    • Johnny Zombrex

      Because Konami is greedy and hopes for newcomers that didn’t understand Ground Zeroes’ Plot to pay a quick 20$ for the “previous installment” in order to get the big picture.

      If they only knew…

  • Icosikaidigon

    They need to release MGS4 on new consoles or something.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Or much better, PC.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Where is my Steam Release?

    • Johnny Zombrex

      Not gonna happen, like ever.


      • MichaelPayneV

        Don;t be so sure, with MGSV coming to PC, hopefully they at least make a “Snake Collection” for PS4, X1 and PC with MGS1, MGS2, MGS3, MGS4 and Peace Walker, kinda like a “Master Chief Collection” but with Metal Gear.

        • Johnny Zombrex

          You’d think that a Big Boss Collection would make more sense, right?

          Featuring Snake Eater, Peace Walker and MGSV Complete Edition.

          • MichaelPayneV

            That would still be good, all i want is to Replay Snake Eater and PEace Walker in HD with Mouse and Keyboard, just like how i will play Ground Zeroes and TPP!

          • Johnny Zombrex

            I tried Snake Eater with Mouse and Keyboard once via Emulator.

            I really think that the Controller makes it much more comfortable.

          • MichaelPayneV

            That’s because via Emulators you have awkward Mouse Acceleration, and Weird Control, like WASD for Running, and other 4 buttons for slower push of the R Stick, so NO, Snake Eater would work Perfectly fine with Mouse and Keyboard as long as the M&K Controls are well done.

  • CMB

    Need that 3ds theme.

  • Tye

    Wish they would re-release the 3DS version of Snake eater to next gen or PC and give it a graphics overall. It would be the best version. Better visuals with the MGS4 control scheme.

  • Chuntian Steel

    So they are not making a “new” 3DS Snake skin bundle? Well that’s disappointing. 🙁

  • Russell Travis

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