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Hideo Kojima to consult on Metal Gear Solid 3 remake

Will Hideo Kojima be involved in the rumored Metal Gear Solid 3 remake?

The rumors surrounding the remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater continue to grow. Video game leaker Millie A recently Tweeted that series creator Hideo Kojima will act as a consultant on the remake. She adds that this advisory role also means Kojima will not directly work on the game himself. Instead, the plan is for him to provide input to the developers.

This decision, according to Millie A, stems from Konami president Hideki Haykawa’s belief that the game will sell better with Kojima’s name attached. As the creator of the original Metal Gear, Kojima developed a legendary reputation within the gaming community throughout his career. However, even in a small advisory role, Haykawa believes his name alone will help attribute to the remake’s success.

The rumors also state that Konami will outsource the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake to a third-party developer. The company speculated is Singapore-based studio Virtuos. The original rumor comes from a report made by Video Games Chronicle. The article also mentions how Konami restructured their company with plans to revive their largest franchises.

In addition to the Metal Gear Solid remake, the rumor also implies Konami has projects planned for Silent Hill and Castlevania. The new games will reportedly utilize both internal and external studios. As of now, however, Konami has not confirmed any of the rumored leaks. If they truly are working on these titles, we are likely quite a ways off from hearing anything official.

Do you think Hideo Kojima is involved in the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake? And do you think any of the rumored projects are happening at all? Let us know down below!

Via Games Radar

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.

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