For a couple of years now, we’ve been hearing rumors about the return of Metal Gear Solid in the form of a remake. The information came from journalists who are known for their reliable sources, as they don’t usually spread rumors without a foundation. These are the same journalists who were talking about the already announced remake of Silent Hill 2, with the only question remaining: when would Konami announce this highly anticipated remake?
We had to wait until the PlayStation Showcase to finally see the first trailer of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remake. As the available information is a bit confusing, let’s try to explain everything we know about this new version.
Name has been changed
Yes, although we’ve been calling it Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remake or Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, the reality is that it’s none of these names. The Japanese company has decided to change the title to something different, something that has caught everyone’s attention due to the word it uses: Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.
Yes, the “3” has disappeared in favor of the letter “Delta”. Why is it called that? Konami explained on their official Twitter account that the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet fits the concept of the remake project, as Delta means “change” or “difference” without altering the structure. In other words, the idea is that it will be the same game that was released on PlayStation 2 back in 2004, but with the necessary changes so that not everything remains the same.
What is the mysterious “development team”?
When Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater was announced, one of the most striking aspects was the sudden appearance of a letter from the creative team signed as “the development team.” Just like that, without further details. But who is the team behind the game?
If it had been Konami, it would have been normal for them to announce it, but due to this secrecy, rumors had to be relied upon. The rumors pointed towards Virtuos being behind the game. As hours passed, the studio itself posted a snake emoji on their Twitter account, a clear statement that tells us who “the development team” is.
Virtuos is a Chinese studio that has been known for providing support for many high-profile titles. This includes games like The Last of Us Part II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Additionally, they have worked on numerous game ports, such as Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch (among many others).
Are there new voices?
With this announcement, we have some questions. Konami has mentioned that the remake “will feature the original actors” who portrayed “a rich story and expansive survival and combat features in hostile environments, all with unprecedented graphics and immersive sound.”
What does this mean exactly? Will all the actors be re-recorded? Will the voices from the original game be reused? The Japanese company has played a bit coy on this matter, and it doesn’t seem like it will be confirmed anytime soon.
However, one thing we can be certain of is the significant visual overhaul the game has undergone, as shown in the provided images. There’s no better way to witness the impressive comparison than by watching the following video.
When is it launched and where?
As expected, the release date for the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake has not been announced yet. There is no official publication, and even the leaked information didn’t provide any details on when it might be released. In other words, we still have to wait a while longer.
What we do know is that it will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC. Although initially there was speculation that the game would be exclusive to Sony’s console, the information following the event made it clear that it will be released on all the new platforms.
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