Two decades on, Konami is returning to the world of Metal Gear Solid 3 with a new remake that looks to take advantage of next-gen capabilities.


The iconic mission to save Sokolov, beat The Boss and save the world — all while eating the flora and fauna of a Russian jungle — is an iconic piece of gaming history for many people around the globe. An MGS3 remake has been rumoured for a while, but it was still a surprise to see Naked Snake emerge from the bushes.

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Known officially as Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater (with the triangle symbol meaning Delta), we now have a good idea of when the full-blown remake will be arriving on console and PC. On top of this, there are multiple trailers providing plenty of footage to get excited about over the coming months.

We'll share all that alongside everything else we know about Metal Gear Solid 3 remake down below.

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When could the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake be released?

A character from Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. Konami

The Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is expected to be released sometime in 2024.

This release window was shared by Sony in a promotional video for a selection of games coming to the platform throughout the year, with Metal Gear Solid 3 remake featuring. Konami has yet to confirm whether this is release year is correct, so if it changes we'll let you know.

Can I pre-order Metal Gear Solid 3 remake?

No pre-order details for the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake have been announced by Konami, at the time of writing.

As it will, no doubt, be a huge release for many nostalgic fans of the series, Konami will likely have a range of versions up for sale, such as a digital, physical and collector's edition. We'll update once more details have been announced.

Which consoles and platforms can play Metal Gear Solid 3 remake?

Konami has confirmed that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

The game will utilise Unreal Engine 5, therefore, it will be a next-gen release only. So anyone still on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will need to consider an upgrade to experience the remake. It's unlikely to arrive on Nintendo Switch, either, unless via a cloud version or the rumoured Switch 2 is a big jump in hardware specs. Neither of them seem likely.

Metal Gear Solid 3 remake gameplay and story details

Metal Gear Solid 3 Delta gameplay

Konami has stated that it wishes to remain as faithful to the original as possible, even retaining the same voice cast. It’s not entirely clear if the lines will be re-used or they are being recorded but it is great to see the game being treated with the reverence it deserves.

It explained the reason for naming the game "Metal Gear Solid Δ (Delta): Snake Eater" as the delta symbolises change but retains the core structure of the original game.

The few screenshots provided suggest as much as familiar locales from the opening Virtuous Mission have been realised with modern rendering tech, looking more spectacular than ever.

With all that said, we can expect the same story beats as the original so fans of the game will find themselves at home. For those who haven’t played before, you will be treated to a cinematic stealth-driven action game with survival mechanics such as maintaining stamina through ration packs, hunting, foraging and healing injuries with the correct supplies.

Is there a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake trailer?

The first Metal Gear Solid 3 remake trailer was announced in May 2023. The trailer opens with a column of ants marching towards a dead frog, who is then plucked up by The End’s parrot (a boss from MGS3), who then soars up to the sky.

The keen-eyed among you will have noticed the Shagohod being airlifted by some helicopters in the top right, which was a dead giveaway for this being the MGS3 remake. The parrot swoops down through the trees, landing upon a floating branch in a pond before being attacked by a rather large snake, who, in turn, gets into a fight with a crocodile.

Eventually, the camera moves across the water, revealing the protagonist to be lurking in the shadows. The orchestra starts and the intro song for Metal Gear Solid 3 rings out, with the camera panning up to reveal a triangular opening in the trees, revealing the name Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. Check it out below:

A second video was then uploaded in October 2023, providing a look at the in-game engine and what is presumed to be gameplay. Snake can be seen sneak sneaking around various bog-like environments before taking down unknowing soldiers. Watch the footage below:

While not a specific trailer for the Metal Gear 3 remake, Sony did unveil a preview of an assortment of video games arriving in 2024, which does provide some more footage of the title. It also confirmed that the game is expected to arrive in 2024. See below:

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is scheduled to release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC in 2024.

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