More than two decades after gamers learned that they could literally wait out their way through a boss level, Konami will be breathing new life into the beloved Metal Gear franchise by way of a remake.
The announcement of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater was made at the most recent PlayStation Showcase. Naturally, this stirred excitement among excited fans who've been waiting for the Metal Gear Solid franchise to make a comeback.
The original game, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, debuted in 2004 on the PlayStation 2. Canonically, it's the first game in the Metal Gear franchise, effectively exploring the history of the Big Boss and the Boss. It has since established itself as the best game by Hideo Kojima, thanks to its innovative boss fights, stealth-based gameplay, and unforgettable storyline.
Konami's decision to revive Snake Eater, in particular, is interesting. The approach is similar to its strategy with another popular franchise, Silent Hill, which also came into prominence around the same time.
Instead of remaking the first entry in the series, Konami is focusing its efforts on the most popular installment. Although, as previously mentioned, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, is technically the first game in the franchise.
In any case, both of these remakes form a huge part of Konami's shift back to console gaming. It's believed that the company is digging deep into its portfolio of classic titles to help with this.
The remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, which retains Hideo Kojima's penchant for mouthful names, has been eagerly anticipated for years. This remake will likely help modernize the PS2 classic for the PS5, giving a new generation of players a chance to experience an absolute classic. But, there's a legitimate concern that, without Hideo Kojima, Konami could drop the ball on Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.
At the very least, it didn't forget one of the most crucial things about Metal Gear Solid - how to land the reveal.
After much ado, the official reveal led fans to think that it was about something else for a few seconds before revealing the face of Big Boss, whose real name is John and sometimes go by the name of Jack, in all of his next-gen glory.
In tandem with the remake, Konami also confirmed that the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 will release later this year. This compilation will feature Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, and the original Metal Gear Solid 3, which lines up with the leaks.
Unfortunately, the reveal ended without more information about the remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Most likely, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is also coming to other platforms outside of the PlayStation 5, as per the earlier rumors, after Xbox tweeted about it.