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Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater - Gameplay, Voice Actors, And Everything We Know

Welcome to the jungle, we've got guns and pain.


After months of speculation, Konami finally confirmed at the May PlayStation Showcase that a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is in development. Remaking what is arguably considered to be the best game in the Metal Gear Solid series is no small feat, and fittingly, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is being worked on under a veil of secrecy.

The original game blended jungle survival with a tight political plot, heartbreaking betrayals, and an origin story for Big Boss, who operated under the codename of Naked Snake in the game. For the remake reveal, Konami showed off a jungle environment that was populated by dangerous wildlife, military structures, and Naked Snake working a scowl so hard that it had begun absorbing the fabric of his bandana. And yes, that is Cynthia Harrell’s rendition of the Snake Eater theme song that you hear at the end.

Details are slim on the game for now, but after combing through official assets, social media, and Konami data, we've managed to piece together an early look at the Snake Eater remake that's currently in development.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater release date

For now, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater has no concrete release date.


While it might have debuted at the PlayStation Showcase, don't expect Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater to be a PlayStation exclusive. Konami has confirmed that the game will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Official screenshots

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Beyond the trailer, there's not too much to look at right now. If you are a fan of dense jungle foliage, then you've come to the right spot to gaze at some local flora, which looks perfect for practicing some stealth, tactical, and espionage tactics in.

Who is developing Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater?

Konami describes this remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 as one that "brings unprecedented new graphics, immersive stealth action gameplay and sounds to its riveting story as players once again return to the world of Metal Gear."

Konami added that the "central role" will be taken on by Konami developers who have been "involved in the production of the past [games in the] Metal Gear series, and that they'll be working alongside Virtuos, a studio who has also been "involved in the production of previous entries in the Metal Gear series."

What does Metal Gear Solid Delta mean?

Confused by the use of that Greek symbol? The official Metal Gear Twitter account explained that the Delta symbol was chosen because its meaning "fits the concept" of the remake project. "Delta means change or difference without changing structure," according to the account.

Is Hideo Kojima involved in Metal Gear Solid Delta?

Hideo Kojima and his key collaborators have no involvement with Delta. In an interview with IGN, Konami confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 3 director Hideo Kojima and his frequent artistic collaborator Yoji Shinkawa, who helped establish the signature design of the Metal Gear Solid series, are not involved with the remake.

"They are not involved," a Konami spokesperson said. "However, the development team will work hard to create this remake and also the ports--for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection--so that they can be enjoyed on multiple platforms by even more players all around the world."

After Kojima and Konami split ways during the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami began distancing itself and the series from Kojima. It even blocked him from accepting an award in person for The Phantom Pain at The Game Awards in 2015.

If there is one positive takeaway from the reveal trailer, it's that this cinematic teaser has a lot of references to Snake Eater throughout it. While it might look like a BBC documentary that explains how the food chain works, you can see references to Shagohod, The End's faithful companion, and even a codec conversation about giant ants.

Will David Hayter voice Naked Snake in the remake?

Technically, yes. In a press release, Konami says that Metal Gear Solid Delta will "star the original voice actors," although it's not clear if the cast is returning to record new lines or if the original audio is being used. On Twitter, Hayter says that the only game that he'll be lending his acting talents to in the near-future is Synapse for PSVR 2.

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