Metal Gear Solid 3 remake's release date didn't leak after all - it was just a GameStop error

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
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Update: In a new tweet, retailer GameStop has clarified that it didn't leak the Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater release date after all.

Today, GameStop put out the tweet below, writing that a previous post "had an incorrect release date" for Metal Gear Solid 3's forthcoming remake. This puts the Konami remake back into the murky waters of release date speculation, with no release window on the cards at the time of writing.

The original article follows below. 

Original: Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater might be launching on November 17 later this year, according to a now-deleted post from GameStop.

As IGN first reported, GameStop's official Twitter account tweeted yesterday, June 10, that the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake would be out later this year on November 17. Konami's most recent promo for its remake, the new action-packed Metal Gear Solid Delta trailer at last week's Xbox Games Showcase, omitted a release date.

At the time, the lack of a release date - or even release window, for that matter - could've indicated that Metal Gear Solid 3's remake was in danger of slipping out of its original 2024 release window. In all fairness, it was never Konami that announced the 2024 release window for its remake - it was Sony, earlier this year, that first publicized the 2024 release window for Metal Gear Solid Delta.

For what it's worth, November 17 falls on a Sunday this year, and practically no game in the history of video games has been released on a weekend, let alone a Sunday. If Metal Gear Solid Delta does inexplicably release on November 17, though, it'll actually fall on the 20th anniversary of the original Konami game launching. Dilemmas, dilemmas.

What we do know for certain about Konami's new game is that Metal Gear Solid Delta is upgrading the original game's medical system, so every wound and scar on Snake will stay on his body until the end of the game. It's also, thankfully, keeping the dumbest detail about the original Metal Gear Solid 3 - Snake's super-secret mission not being so secretive after all.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.