Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater Release Date Leaked, But Hold Your Horses!

Metal Gear Solid fans were buzzing recently after a supposed leak revealed a release date for the remake, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. However, it appears the information was inaccurate.

About Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is a forthcoming action-adventure stealth video game developed and published by Konami. It’s a remake of the popular 2004 title Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which was originally released for the PlayStation 2. This remake serves as the fifth main installment in the long-running Metal Gear franchise, and chronologically, it’s the very first entry in the overall story.

Leaked Metal Gear Solid Delta Release Date Raises Eyebrows

A now-deleted tweet from GameStop seemingly unveiled a release date of November 17th for the remake. Considering the official silence from Konami, the publisher behind the Metal Gear Solid franchise, fans were advised to approach this information with caution.

Reasons for Skepticism

While leaks from official retailers often carry weight, there are reasons to doubt this particular date. Firstly, November 17th falls on a Sunday, a highly uncommon release day for major video games. Releases typically occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. While Sundays weren’t unheard of for Nintendo in the past, they’ve switched to Thursdays and Fridays more recently.

Metal Gear Snake Eater release date
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Secondly, a November release would place Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater a mere six weeks after Silent Hill 2, another major Konami title currently in development. Releasing two highly anticipated games so close together seems unlikely. While the audiences might differ, a more strategic release window with some breathing room between the games is a more probable scenario.

Official Announcement Still Awaited

For now, Metal Gear Solid fans will have to wait for official news from Konami. Based on what was shown at the recent Xbox event, the game’s development seems to be progressing well.¬†While some fans are concerned about the absence of Hideo Kojima, the remake factor might mitigate that worry. After all, it’s a revamp of a beloved game, not a brand new entry.

Konami has shown promising signs so far. Hopefully, that momentum continues until the official launch date, whenever it may be.