It looks like the rumors are true. After weeks of reports that Konami is working on a remake of a classic Metal Gear Solid title, the PlayStation Showcase has officially announced the incoming Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.
The official description reads:
Discover the origin story of iconic military operative Snake and begin to unravel the plot of the legendary Metal Gear series. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater 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.
The events of Snake Eater take place 31 years before the first Metal Gear game. It follows the agent Naked Snake as he attempts to rescue a Russian rocket scientist during the Cold War.
The MGS franchise has been on hiatus for a long time. The original game came out on the PS2, so you can imagine the kind of graphical jump we can expect. Snake Eater could be a good jumping point for players new to Metal Gear games.
Admittedly, getting excited about a Metal Gear game without Hideo Kojima attached is weird. Still, hopefully, Konami has found the right crew to revive the Metal Gear franchise for a new generation of gamers.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is expected to launch for the PS5 sometime this fall.