Metal Gear Solid Remake
A screenshot from the Shadow Moses remakeAiram Hernandez

PlayStation classic Metal Gear Solid is getting the remake treatment but chances are you will never get to play it. A new trailer has been released offering a first glimpse at the work of a group of fans working on recreating the game in Unreal Engine 4.

Called Shadow Moses, the remake is the work of fan Airam Hernandez, who in all likelihood will be receiving a stern letter from Metal Gear licence holders Konami, ordering the game be shut down and never released.

Considering how Konami treated Hideo Kojima – the person who created Metal Gear in the first place – in 2015, it is hard to imagine the publisher taking kindly to this unsanctioned remake, which makes use of the classic game's environments, character models, names and dialogue.

Fans have hoped for a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid game for years. It was remade for the GameCube back in 2004 as The Twin Snakes but was not given a HD overhaul back in 2011 when MGS 2, 3 and Peace Walker were released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PS Vita.

On 1 January, the man behind this Shadow Moses remake, Hernandez, said on Facebook: "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!"

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