Konami is returning to the video games industry after years of letting its IP go to seed. We know that Silent Hill is working on a variety of projects, and rumors have circulated for some time about a new Metal Gear Sold 3 Snake Eater. Original rumors claimed that the new version of MGS3 is being made by prolific Chinese port/support studio Virtuos and a LinkedIn post from the company’s main programmer hinted a “AAA action-adventure game remake” was indeed in the works. Although it is interesting evidence, it may be a little circumstantial.
Although nothing has been officially announced, official Virtuos website has been updated, with Konami now being included on the list. Virtuos also now claims to have done work with Konami’s Fox Engine. So yeah, while this isn’t a confirmation, the combination of the rumors, Virtuos employee tweet, and the studio confirming they’re working with Konami points strongly in the direction of the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake being the real deal. Take this information with a grain, though, until Konami actually makes an official statement.
If this proves to be the real deal it will be fascinating to see what this Metal Gear Solid 3 revival looks like. I don’t expect it to be too daring a remake, as they don’t want to mess with the weird genius of Kojima’s original game. I’m guessing it will be more of a full-asset remaster akin to what Activision did with Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, retaining the level designs and gameplay, but totally redoing the game’s assets (we really need to come up with a new name for these types of projects).
What do YOU think? Interested in jumping into Metal Gear Solid 3’s jungles again? Or is there another game in the series you’d rather see revisited?