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Konami's making a Metal Gear Solid pachinko game

Is this the future of Metal Gear Solid?

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is becoming a pachinko game, Konami has announced. The company is remaking the PlayStation 2 game as a slot machine, featuring a 32-inch high-definition screen and completely upgraded graphics.

Snake Eater's pachinko version will utilize the Fox Engine, developed for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The reveal trailer above shows how Snake Eater looks with the newer, shinier tech.

Several key characters from the third Metal Gear Solid are shown, but Konami hasn't explained how the stealth action title will translate to the slots corner. Now that Konami has shifted gears away from triple-A projects — and series creator Hideo Kojima has left to head up his own studio — this could be fans only chance to play Metal Gear Solid 3 with the current-gen engine. The game is slated for an Autumn 2016 release in Japan.

Konami still has one more console game in the works, at least, despite its new focus on pachinko and mobile games. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 will come to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One later this year.

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