MGS3 Remake and Castlevania Could Appear at E3, Rumours Claim
I’m holding out immense hope that these rumours turn out to be true, as Metal Gear Solid 3 is one of my all-time favourite games and easily the gem of the franchise. – GTH
It has been revealed on the VGC Podcast that Konami apparently plans on having a substantial presence at this year’s E3 convention. Not only that, there are whispers that the Japanese firm will be lifting the lid on both a new Castlevania game and the long, long-awaited MGS3 remake.
On the Podcast, Andy Robinson, appearing as a guest, explained that the MGS3 remake will emerge as something of a test product for Konami, as it’s expected that the developer would judge the response to determine whether they’ll go ahead with a complete rebuild of the entire Metal Gear collection.
Will the MGS3 Remake Be Shown at E3?
Konami hasn’t provided any kind of comment that confirms – or denies – these rumours, but that doesn’t mean they’re not reliable. In Robinson’s words on the VGC Podcast, Konami has intentions to have a massive presence at this year’s E3, which runs from the 13th to the 16th of June:
There’s a new Castlevania in addition to the Dead Cells DLC they announced at The Game Awards. And there’s this much discussed Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, which I also expect them to finally show.
Admittedly, the theory that Konami would use the MGS3 remake as a ‘testbed’ for any future Metal Gear Solid remakes did seem like conjecture on Robinson’s part.
It has been years since the first Metal Gear Solid 3 remake rumours started circulating. Last year, a potential teaser was posted online, before being promptly deleted, and a couple of weeks ago, Raiden’s voice actor from 2013’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance claimed that announcements were imminent.
MGS3 is widely considered to be one of the best (and in my opinion, thevery best) games in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. It debuted in 2004 on PlayStation 2, bringing remarkable and innovative features to the platform, as well as an emotional, immersive story, and more tactical espionage action than you could shake a snake at.
In terms of Castlevania, much less is known, but as Robinson said, it’ll appear in addition to the Dead Cells expansion that was revealed at The Game Awards in December. It’s still exciting, but it’s no Snake Eater.