After weeks of sly teases on social media, Konami has finally confirmed that a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is in the works, renamed as Metal Gear Solid Δ (pronounced “Delta”): Snake Eater. What’s more, the original versions of Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 and 3 are finally making their way to modern consoles (or PS5, at least) later this year.
The announcement trailer shows a variety of wildlife competing for survival in the jungle, culminating with the reveal of Big Boss (or Naked Snake, as he was known at the time) sneaking through the water. The description of the reveal trailer on YouTube reads: “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.”
The game is seemingly still early in development, however the developers have confirmed that it will be heading to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC via Steam. Considering the…tumultuous relationship between series creator Hideo Kojima and Snake’s English voice actor David Hayter, it is unclear if he will be reprising his role, or if another actor will voice the character this time.
Furthermore, Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 and 3 are heading to PS5 after being briefly delisted on PC a while ago. Dubbed the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1, it will contain the original versions of the first three games. It’s a bit unclear if they will include the gameplay innovations of later versions of the games (such as the unfixed camera of MGS 3: Subsistence and the additional custscenes of MGS 2: Substance) or if they will just be the versions of the games that the West received in their original incarnations. The Volume 1 subtitle is especially enticing; hopefully that suggests an upcoming Volume 2, with PS5 ports of MGS 4, Peace Walker and maybe The Phantom Pain, is in the works.
Fortunately for Metal Gear fans, we don’t have too long to wait for this collection. The Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1 will be coming in Northern Hemisphere Autumn/Southern Hemisphere Spring, which should tide us over until more information is revealed about Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.