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Metal Gear Solid 3 remake release date window and latest news

Find out what to expect from Konami's remake of the classic, when it will arrive, and the latest details ahead of the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake release date.

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake release date: Snake aiming a gun at the fourth wall next to a shot of him sneaking up on a guard

When is the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake release date? Konami has finally unveiled its plans to bring the Metal Gear franchise back and it is being led by a remake of MGS3 – Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. Konami’s already shown off a solid amount of the game, so there’s plenty to get us excited for it.

There have been a slew of rumors about this remake for a long time, dating all the way back to a VGC report from 2021, and now we know what is in store for Metal Gear. But, without Kojima leading the team, what can you expect from the return of Metal Gear Solid 3, and could it be one of the best new PS5 games and new Xbox games when it lands?

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake release date window

The Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is expected to be released in 2024 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. The release window was revealed in an ‘Upcoming Games in 2024’ trailer by Sony back in January, indicating that we’ll finally get to play as Snake again before the year is out.

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It should be noted that, while Sony has forged ahead with this trailer, there is still no official confirmation from Konami that the remake will materialize this year. While we suspect some form of release timetable has been shared internally, Konami can easily push it back into 2025 if it feels it needs more time to polish the experience.

When asked about an exact window on the Xbox Podcast in June 2024, series producer Niraki Okamura said Konami couldn’t offer one yet, but asked that we “stay tuned for future announcements.” With a bit of luck, it won’t be long before we hear more.

The game was initially revealed for PS5 at the PlayStation Showcase in 2023 without a date, with an Xbox and PC version being announced shortly after. This followed a report from Windows Central that suggested it would come to those other platforms.

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake trailer

We were blessed with the first official Metal Gear Solid 3 remake trailer during Summer Game Fest 2024. During the two-minute peek at the game, we can see Snake going to town, Rambo-style on all sorts of unfortunate foes. Of course, he has to find his own weapons and equipment first – “whose crazy idea was this, anyway?” However, once he gets going, ‘Naked Snake’ is an unstoppable force.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Snake’s fresh new look, either. The initial Metal Gear Solid 3 remake announcement teaser from May 2023 starts rather subtly by not showing Snake, but instead several animals and creatures. But, after a while, Snake finally reveals himself from the shadows.

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In a follow-up statement from the development team, they say they are aiming for it to be a “faithful recreation of the original story and game design, while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience.”

Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Release Date: The Twitter statement can be seen

From what we’ve seen so far, Konami’s cooking up something fierce, even without original developer Hideo Kojima at the helm.

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake gameplay

In the SGF trailer, Konami offers up the following blurb for what we can expect from the MGS3 remake’s gameplay loop:

“In addition to the original play style and control scheme, players can elect for a newly added, more modern control style. The same gripping story and engrossing world, but with all new graphics and 3D audio that enhance the jungle atmosphere. Get ready for the ultimate survival stealth action experience.”

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Speaking on the Xbox Podcast, series producer Noriaki Okamura offers up more on what’s in store.

“We’ve been putting a ton of effort into the visuals of the jungle area that makes up a lot of the game. We really want them to look and feel like totally overgrown, wet, humid, environments. We’ve also created much more realistic models for the plants and animals you’ll encounter there that can become fuel for Snake, and stepped up the realism of the wounds you can get or the mud you’ll get covered in. So you’ll really feel the harshness of this environment and your mission there.”

You’ll be pleased to know that the original voice actors, including the phenomenal David Hayter, are back again. Okamura says that “all the original voice performances” from MGS3 are being used, apart from “some lines where characters teach you the controls that really don’t match anymore.” Additionally, as Konami no longer has to compress the audio to the extent it did back in the day, these performances will be unleashed in full quality – result.

Expanding on the controls, Okamura has the following to say:

“We’ve come up with ways to rework the camera and the action
to be more comfortable by modern standards. So if you’re more used to a contemporary third-person style, you can pick up and play Delta right away. But of course, we have the option for everyone
to choose their preferred style.

“You can use a more contemporary over-the-shoulder viewpoint, which we call New Style, or we have Legacy Style with an overhead camera like the original, allowing you a view of your surroundings, so you can stick to the shadows and plan your moves. Legacy Style also applies a visual filter to more faithfully recreate the screen look of the original game.”

That covers what you can expect from Konami’s return to gaming ahead of the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake release date. As we expected, we didn’t see much. In addition, Konami is also bringing back Silent Hill with the Silent Hill 2 remake release date on the way too! Hopefully, the game will become one of the best PS5 games and best Xbox games on the consoles.