Metal Gear Solid Delta, the anticipated remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, will most likely incorporate (and exclude) some aspects from the original.
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater (or MGS Delta for short) is an anticipated remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, which promises to have all of the classic game’s content updated for the PS5 and other platforms. It will have the iconic vocal cast, including David Hayter’s return as Naked Snake, as well as the original locations in and around Tselinoyarsk.
However, it is unavoidable that things will change. Alternatively, fans might just purchase the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 to enjoy the original game at a lower cost and with Metal Gear Solid 1 & 2 as a bonus. Some elements will be retained, while others will be lost. The question is, which aspects should be included in the remake and which should be left out?
Include: Sneaking & CQC Improvements
The original MGS3 was critically acclaimed when it was released, but with several caveats. After Splinter Cell launched a better, more controlled camera, its top-down camera began to show its age. Sticking all of the CQC functions on the Circle button was a pain. It was designed to highlight the PS2 controller’s pressure-sensitive buttons, with varied presses eliciting diverse responses.
In practise, however, this meant that many gamers accidentally killed guards while attempting to choke them. Because the PS5 controller lacks such buttons, the CQC controls will most likely be redesigned. It’ll almost certainly include the controllable camera that all future Metal Gear and action games use nowadays. There’s no need in reinventing the wheel if it already works.
Exclude: Boss Battle Mode
The MGS3 Subsistence re-release was the first in the series to use that new camera, and it included a slew of amusing extras. One of these features was a Boss Battle Mode. Unlike in MGS2, players may choose each of the game’s bosses (as well as the motorbike race in Groznyj Grad) and see how quickly and effectively they could defeat them.
They may fight them in Normal mode or Special Mode. Which required players to use a limited number of weapons and consumables. Unfortunately, it was not included in Bluepoint Games’ Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, as were many of Subsistence’s bonuses. That will also be the version utilised in the Master Collection. So, while MGS Delta may have tonnes of additions, this mode is unlikely to be included.
Include: Special Camos
The game may have included Snake’s eating mechanics in the title. But the main new element of MGS3 was the camouflage system. Players would be difficult to notice by opposing guards if they matched their field strip’s camo to the area, with a Camo Index reflecting how much they blend in or stick out. Although navigating its menus could be a touch clumsy, it was a significant contribution to the franchise that persisted through MGS5.
Special camo strips could also be obtained through downloads or by defeating bosses non-lethally. The former were primarily cosmetic, whilst the latter had specific effects such as decreasing footstep noise or replenishing stamina under sunshine. It’s unclear whether these specific unique clothes will be included in MGS Delta. But there will undoubtedly be some fun designs for players to enjoy.
Exclude: Snake Vs Monkey
Konami’s increased interest in their old catalogue of games has reaped rewards for titles such as Silent Hill. And now for Metal Gear via this remake. If this trend continues, perhaps their other popular series, such as Castlevania and Contra, will resurrect from the dead. Ape Escape may also return after a decades-long absence. However, despite appearing in the original MGS3, these apes are unlikely to feature in MGS Delta.
Solid Snake had to run around different portions of the game, zapping any monkeys with a special gun to stun them. Then grabbing them all to win the level in Snake Vs Monkey. It was both entertaining and amusing, with some amusing idiosyncrasies (Snake knows Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher and Syphon Filter’s Gabe Logan). However, it was not included in the HD Collection, and its prospects of appearing in MGS Delta are remote.
Include: Easter Eggs
The Metal Gear series emphasises sneaking, battling, shooting, and viewing cutscenes. They wouldn’t be as entertaining if they didn’t have so many easter eggs. Using Snake’s CQC on Volgin isn’t enough. Players must throw a tree frog at him to create an opening. Then wonder why the enormous Russian colonel is afraid of one single amphibian.
That doesn’t include dressing up as Raikov, Volgin’s Raiden-like boyfriend, and running roughshod over Groznyj Grad. Alternatively, setting the console’s clock ahead by a week will cause The End to die of old age. Alternatively, hold R1 during cutscenes to watch special scenes.MGS Delta may have the best stealth-action gameplay. But it would be a flop with fans if it didn’t give them these odd yet entertaining methods to screw with the game.
Exclude: The Nightmare Mini-game
The Nightmare mini-game is the most likely to be removed from the game. If players saved in the jail cell, exited, and then reloaded the save in the original MGS3 and Subsistence, they’d find themselves in a different game. For a few minutes, they’ll play a guy in a grayscale environment battling creatures with hookswords in a rudimentary brawler, then Snake will wake up and MGS3 will resume.
This mini-game, dubbed “Guy Savage” in the credits, was essentially a showcase for another Konami project that was eventually cancelled. Evidence implies it would have been a Zone of the Enders spin-off or maybe the game’s lost third installment. However, its cancellation is most likely the reason it was removed from the HD Collection and is unlikely to return for MGS Delta. Then course, there’s always the slim potential that the developers will create their own nightmare game.
Include: Online Play
Surprisingly, Subsistence was the first MGS game to include online play. It was an unusual game mode. While the majority of players choose to play as Snake or Ocelot, they may also suplex opponents as Rumble Roses’ lead girl Reiko Hinamoto and her heel bad girl identity Rowdy Reiko. Nonetheless, every game since then has included an online mode in which players can sneak alongside or against one another, culminating in MGS5’s base-invasion simulator.
As a result, it’s a safe bet that MGS Delta will include the same mode. It’s unlikely that anyone from Rumble Roses will appear, but if the CQC moves are improved, Spacebar Clicker gamers will be throwing each other about like rag dolls as Snake & Co regardless. That is, if they can find each other through their camouflage patterns and avoid any cardboard boxes lying nearby.
Exclude: Product Placement
Since MGS2 co-promoted Zone of the Enders with its own cardboard box, the series has had references to real-life products. Later games would include items such as Playboy and FHM magazines, Doritos, Pepsi, iPods, Walkmans, Regain 24 energy drinks, and Uniqlo T-shirts. Leaving aside the series’ use of real names for its weaponry, such as the SOCOM and FAMAS until MGS5.
This was more of a decision by series creator Hideo Kojima, who added them because he “want(ed) to surprise the player.” Without him, MGS Delta may forego employing a genuine Triumph motorcycle for EVA and other features. Still, it would be excellent if it preserved the Calorie Mates because. In addition to being a random addition and a good stamina boost. It prompted some entertaining Codec talks between Snake, EVA, and Para-Medic.
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater is being developed on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.