The rumoured remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is a 2024 game according to VGC's Andy Robinson. Today the editor tweeted out that alongside the remake, re-releases or remasters of other Metal Gear Solid titles are also still on the table. And the last time Robinson heard anything about Konami's plans, it was said the E3 window is when the publisher plans to make these projects public.
Rumours of a Metal Gear Solid franchise revival — along with a new Castlevania game — have been doing the rounds for well over a year and a half now. Much like the now-confirmed Silent Hill revitalisation efforts, Konami seems to be taking its time announcing its plans. With E3 2023 less than three months away, though, the announcements could be right around the corner.
A Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake is reportedly being used to test the waters for future entries in the stealth series, which hasn't been since the 2018 side game Metal Gear Survive. Before that, it was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Series creator Hideo Kojima left Konami at the end of The Phantom Pain's production to set up his own studio, going on to create Death Stranding.
Whether Konami has been in contact with Hideo Kojima about these reported remakes and remasters remains to be seen. Would you be interested in a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake? Work on your CQC in the comments below.
Would I be interested? Absolutely, even if its Konami doing it. But I would also be happy to just get a re-release of the MGS HD Collection for PS4/5/Switch.
Exclusive to Pachinko machines
Oh I’ll have some of that
Such a weird choice. Start from MGS or even MG...
Meh. I'd much rather have had the original PS1 game reimagined than the one where you spend most of your time crawling around the jungle.
Also, dunno how I feel about a mainline remake at all, given the continued bad blood between Konami and the original creator.
Still, it's nice to see Konami publishing real games again.
@GrimReaper I reckon MGS3 is probably considered to be fan's favourite in the series, so I think it makes sense Konami would start there. Maybe they'll consider more remakes down the line based on the success of this one. Not to say I agree with that it, would much prefer a MGS1 remake personally.
Ah, rumors of a MGS remake… again…
It comes with a pachinko machine
There's a lot of PS1 and PS2 games that deserve the remake treatment. This isn't one of them for me, but I know many love this game. I'd rather see Dino Crisis.
@pinguEVOLVED That doesn't really make sense imo. MGS3 had the lowest sales numbers so there are millions of people who would be more excited about MGS1 or 2 remake.
I just want modern PC/Nintendo Switch/PS5/PS4/Xbox ports of the Hideo Kojima Metal Gear Saga.
But I’m worried if they might Alan Smithee the original dev team. Square Enix did just that for the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, Retro Studios did it for Metroid Prime Remastered, and Bandai Namco did it for PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC.
I hate how the original credits keep getting removed from recent retro rereleases. Like giving them the Alan Smithee treatment without their consent.
Metal Gear Remake Rumors!? It can't be...
@GrimReaper MGS3 is the best one
I would love a remake of any of the first 3 MGS games, but we seem to get this bit of news/rumor every few months.
Weird how they're going straight to 3. They should just do a HD remaster of Twin Snakes and then move on to 2 and 3.
What do I know though?
@GrimReaper i reckon it’s because it stars naked snake from msg 5, easier to package them both up maybe 🤔
They will probably drop the “3” and just called it metal gear solid: snake eater
Gameplay wise that is most certainly the case.
For me the first three are like this.
MGS: Best overall plot and well paced. Best sense of humor. Wonderful bosses with quirky personalities. Horribly dated gameplay. The Twin Snakes Remake caused more problems than it fixed.
MGS2: Most ambitious story. Really good concepts; succeeds in translating dystopian authoritarian stories such as 1984 into the video game realm. Gameplay loop is fun, but there’s not enough of it and the game is horribly paced.
MGS3: Best gameplay loop out of the three. Wonderful sense of atmosphere; the first two games are very sterile environments. By far the weakest story and characters, although both the Boss and Eva stand out and are two of the best female characters ever written for a video game.
I will LOL so freaking hard if Konami wins E3
I would love a snake eater remake! Poss. one of my favourites in the series, along with 4.
Twin Snakes needs a lot more than just an HD Remaster.
The difficulty balance in that version of MGS1 is horrifying. It’s far too easy. MGS2’s mechanics with MGS1’s bosses and environmental designs sort of ruin the experience. Also, the John Woo stuff needs to disappear. And they need to reincorporate the PS1 music and spoken audio tracks; both of those aspects were significantly worse in the GameCube version.
I like the Twin Snakes and while it did fix a few problems the original had it also had the misfortune of introducing a bunch of new ones. The difficulty (or lack thereof) being the most egregious.
So Konami hate remaking first games it seems. Silent Hill 2, MGS 3. Yeh it only happened twice but still odd
I assume they'd start with 3 because it's a prequel and they'd rather retell the story in linear fashion if they're remaking it rather than jumping around the timeline. 1960s before 20xx.
Kind of makes sense if they want to milk the whole series for a whole new generation which is sensible. We have MG on NES/MSX, then we have MGS the "sequel" then MGS2 the next sequel, then MGS3 the prequel to MG, then the PSP game that's a sequel to 3, then 4 that's a sequel to 2, then 5 that's......IDKWTF that even is in the timeline....a sequel to the PSP game I think?
Yeah, retell i linearly please! Although honestly MSG1 was really the best one...I'd be happy with a remake of that and stop there.
@Ralizah I really can't tell how much of the bad blood comes from Konami and how much comes from the diva that is Kojima, though. He's not the same guy he was when the series started. Fame shot straight to his head.
Konami.......stop teasing you swines!
It's a long time since I played a MG game, the last being TPP. I sure miss playing MGS1, 2, 3... I didn't play the HD Remasters on PS3.
The MGS re-releases will be a collection broken into 2 parts btw.
N.i.c.e. im good with a metal gear solid 3 snake eater remake.word up son
Dude I love Snake Eater, but... I'm pretty sure folks would buy remakes of all 4 of the original games - why start at Snake Eater? It's hard enough to understand if you have already played the two before it, never mind if you're going in fresh which I assume lots of younger folks will be.
Remake them all, I will buy day one. MGS3 is my favorite of the series, so I am fine with it being the first released.
I'm grateful for any metal gear release to get my snake solid again
Mgs3 is reviewed as the best of them
@Ralizah MGS1 already got a remake on the GC
@GrimReaper MGS1 already got a remake for NGC, 2 is the least favorite among the fanbase so i would rather see a remake of the turbografx16 original MG.
@ActionPanther 3 is the first one chronologically so it makes all the sense in the world
@OrtadragoonX twin snakes is no remaster , is a full fledged remake
@LordBakemono Generations ago, and not on Playstation.
I know that.
It’s a very hit or miss remake. At best.
@GrimReaper I think they start with 3 for the sake of the MGS timeline.
If they ever remake V, get Kojima to finish it first pls
I'll believe it when I see it
I like 3 a lot but not for the gameplay. I always loved 1 and 2 the best. That being said, I'll for sure buy it, but like a lot of others, I'd just be perfectly happy with a slightly updated MGS HD Collection for modern consoles.
@GrimReaper Snake Eater is the start of the MGS timeline
@Ralizah that doesn't change the fact it already got a remake
@OrtadragoonX woul you care to elaborate how is it a hit and miss remake??? it seems pretty faithful to the original in my mind
@Ralizah also that remake came a year before RE4 and people still moan it was too soon for a remake of RE4
@theMEGAniggle they should sell the ip to sony so they can make an exclusive MGS game for the PS5 about the boss and the cobra unit
@LordBakemono RE4 has aged more gracefully than The Twin Snakes.
Unless there's some sort of law out there stating that games can only be remade once, I don't see the issue.
i do, the issue is that it already got remaked so why waste the time doing it again when you can remake the vastly superior MGS3
A true game MGS without Kojima. Interested to see how such a thing pans out.
Would David Hayter be brought back or replaced?
Or would they simply reuse the original audio.
So many questions surrounding this.
That would be immense.
@LordBakemono one can dream 😞
@motorik6 i don't know bro, i think trying to make an MGS game without kojima is like triying to make a tarantino film without tarantino, but im willing to give them a chance n.n
I just watched David Hayter read the script of The Little Mermaid in Solid Snake's voice at a comicon and my body is ready for this.
"Hey... you're pretty good."
I don’t understand why they are remaking 3? Surely it would make sense to start with the first one?
@Boucho11 MGS3 is the start Timeline wise. MGS1 is like 30+ years after 3
Remaking the earlier titles in the series would be ‘actual work’ as opposed to what they will try and get away with here. I smell a bit of facelift and fast cash.
I am still unable to figure out why Konami just doesn't release a collection of the first four games. It shouldn't be very expensive to do and it would likely sell well, I would buy a copy. MGS4 alone has been stuck on the PS3 for 15 years and good luck playing MGS1 these days without either emulation or a PS3 either.
MGS 3 is a good game but aspects of it have not aged well, I would know I played it again not too long ago. Even if it aged like fine wine it still is a lot of work to redo an entire game from the ground up even if just visually.
I'd rather they remake Metal Gear or Metal Gear Solid 1 & 2.
@SuperSilverback ahhh I didn’t know that. Cheers
1. Added MGS2’s gameplay systems without rebuilding the game’s level design and boss fights to compensate for it. It neuters most of the bosses and makes traversal too easy.
2. A completely new soundtrack was used. And it’s not nearly as good as the PS1 sound track. Like not even close.
3. All audio dialog was re-recorded. Granted I understood why they had to do this, but the issue is that the actors involved simply didn’t do as good of a job as they did with the PS1 game. The delivery is flatter, Naomi and Mei Ling lost their accents, and it just sounds sort of drab compared to the PS1. Granted the script is fantastic and it’s still good. It just doesn’t match the PS1.
MGS3 was my first mgs game. And is still my favourite. But I don't think it needs a remake as it's still good as it is. MGS1&2 need a remake. So if making a remake, start from 1.
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