Metal Gear Solid 3 remake announced during PlayStation Showcase

During the latest PlayStation Showcase, the long rumored remake of PS2 classic Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has been revealed. The game, titled Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S / X and Steam. You can check out the teaser trailer (no gameplay), which is about two minutes long, below.

Discover the origin story of iconic military operative Snake and begin to unravel the plot of the legendary Metal Gear series. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater brings unprecedented new graphics, immersive stealth action gameplay and sounds to its riveting story as players once again return to the world of Metal Gear.

On their official Youtube channel, Konami writes:

METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER is a faithful remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. A new generation of players and loyal fans alike can experience the origin story of the famed Big Boss, and witness how his legend was forged in the crucible of Operation Snake Eater. METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER will be available for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam.

Konami has also launched an official site for the game, and provided some screenshots.

A message on this same website reads as follows:

We thank you and sincerely appreciate your continuous support.

Currently, the development team are working together to create an environment where fans can experience and enjoy the METAL GEAR series on the latest platforms.

We are remaking Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, one of the most beloved instalments of the METAL GEAR series, revealing the origin story of Snake, as METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER. We are working hard for METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER to be a faithful recreation of the original story and game design, while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience.

Simultaneously, we will deliver the METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION series, the most complete compilation that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the series. The METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION allow fans to play the games as they were, as first released on the latest platforms.

We hope you will enjoy the METAL GEAR series on the latest platforms.

Development team

The official Metal Gear account on Twitter explained why they are using a Delta symbol in the title.

The Delta symbol (Δ) was chosen because its meaning fits the concept of the remake project. Delta means “change” or “difference” without changing structure.

Konami has also confirmed in a post on their website that the remake will have the original character voices.

The remake will star the original voice characters, rich storyline and expansive features of combat survival in harsh environments evolved with unprecedented graphics and immersive sound.

As mentioned in the development team message posted above, a remaster of Metal Gear Solid 1 through 3 has been unveiled as well, called Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Volume 1 (implying more will come at a later date). The collection will launch in the autumn of this year. Aside from MGS1, 2 and 3, this collection will also include Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Furthermore, Konami has confirmed that aside from the digital version, a physical edition will be made available as well. You can check out the dedicated section on Konami’s official site here.

Source: PlayStation Showcase May 2023

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