Rumor: Metal Gear Solid Delta ‘Using Original Cast’ Doesn’t Mean What We Think

The news that Metal Gear Solid Delta is using its original voice actors could be misleading. Konami’s press release says the remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 will star “original voice characters.” A Twitter thread also reiterated that in Delta, the story and character voices will remain the same, and more and more literally.

Speaking of remakes, fans are now starting to expect small changes to story pacing or characters. Dead Space brought back the protagonist’s voice actor, re-recording all of his lines and adding them to the map, giving players new areas to explore. Final Fantasy 7 got a massive update to its graphics and added content, while the Resident Evil remake at times had fans reimagining the original episode’s storyline, adding skins and all kinds of exciting new content. But when it comes to Metal Gear Solid Delta, it seems that the word “remastered” will be presented in a purer form.

On the official Metal Gear Twitter account, some information was leaked bit by bit. Konami has outlined its goal to remake the 2004 game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with updated graphics and 3D audio in order to truly bring its jungle environments to life. When fans heard that a soundtrack remake was coming, many were excited to see the cast return, but it might not be as easy as some hoped. Speaking of Japanese voice actors, many of them tragically passed away after the game’s release. It’s also interesting that Konami never seems to mention the actor in its statement, only the voice.

Konami has been tight-lipped about revealing more information, opting instead to tease aspects of the upcoming remake with small posts on its Twitter account. However, putting all the hints together, it seems to suggest that Metal Gear Solid will re-use and possibly rework the original voice lines without bringing back any of the actors. Another thread on the Metal Gear Solid Twitter account seems to confirm this, explaining why the remake is called “Delta.” The word means “to change” but not to change the structure, which largely points to the possibility that Metal Gear Solid will remake the game chapter by chapter, with nothing changed in the story but updated graphics and sounds added.

Considering some fans find the remastered changes tedious and unnecessary, this approach might be refreshing. Looking at the teaser images that have been released so far, maybe even those who like to add content will get Metal Gear Delta fully immersed in the jungle.

The Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is currently in development for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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