While its true that the original Metal Gear Solid game got a remake in the early 2000’s called The Twin Snakes for the GameCube, a fan is currently hard at work on a new remake that aims to blow that one out of the water. The remake is utilizing the Unreal Engine 4 and features many of the iconic locations from the original PlayStation classic with breathtaking new visuals. Some of the sequences in the trailer feature the locations of both Sniper Wolf and Psycho Mantis, who remain some of the most memorable boss fights of all time all these years after the fact.
The man responsible for this remake is named Airam Hernandez, who was originally from Spain but now lives in Ireland. Here’s what he had to say in regards to this remake: “Well, the first objective of this project was to recreate just the Shadow Moses environments and make a “museum game” to those who wanted to explore the base with current technology. My surprise was that after a few weeks, everybody was talking about it! So many online magazines started writing articles and I received a lot of messages offering help and support. That’s the reason I decided to remake the entire game! I also have to thank a person who is helping me a lot! His name is Dan Meadowcroft, and he is doing an amazing job with all the music aspects of the game and is also in charge with the conversations with Konami and all the public relations.”
While the remake is in the very early stages of development, Hernandez notes that he wanted to put the trailer out there to see if he was forced to shut down the remake before getting too deep into it. He posted the following in the Shadow Moses remake trailer description: “We just need to clarify something :Konami owns the MGS copyright and therefore sooner or later we will need their full permission.We have therefore chosen to openly share this project from the beginning so that we can deal with any issues that may arise as they come. We believe this is better than putting years of work into a project only to get it shut down.Please, respect this decision.”