Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Announced, Master Collection Coming this Fall

For quite a while now, rumors had been swirling about the return of one of the stealth genre’s original icons, Snake, in the form of a remake of the third Metal Gear Solid game, Snake Eater.

With the resurgence of faithful, updated remakes over the past few years from series like Resident Evil and Final Fantasy, it might not seem too surprising at first glance for Metal Gear to receive a similar treatment as its first new game in over five years since the maligned Metal Gear Survive. However, the infamous breakup between series creator Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami back in 2015 has left many fans to assume that the series was dead in the water, especially after Konami shifted away from producing console games to primarily focus on mobile and arcade games in 2018.

Now, it seems like the Japanese publisher is ready to dip their toe into the AAA gaming space once again, as yesterday’s PlayStation Showcase featured the first teaser for the aforementioned remake of the beloved 2004 game, although with a slightly different title: Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. Confirmed to be in production for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, the development team has stated that the remake will be a “faithful recreation of the original story and game design, while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience.” The series’ official Twitter account has also confirmed that the character voices will remain the same as the original game, seemingly indicating the return of David Hayter as Naked Snake. The remake is currently without a release window.

Immediately after the teaser ended during yesterday’s showcase, fans were treated to the sound of a codec call ringtone and a second announcement for the series: Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Volume 1 will be launching on PlayStation and other platforms this Fall. Although the original teaser image lists three titles that will appear in the collection, the game page on the PlayStation Store actually includes two additional games to bring the total up to five: Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid with VR and Special Missions, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, with the latter two games both using the HD Collection versions. The Volume 1 part of the title is particularly intriguing, as a second volume could potentially bring the PS3 exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to modern platforms alongside other entries such as Peace Walker, Ground Zeroes or The Phantom Pain.

Stay tuned to Hardcore Gamer for more on the latest from Metal Gear Solid.

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