New and excit­ing details about the future of Kon­a­mi game devel­op­ment has sur­faced. It appears the stu­dio is focus­ing on pre­mi­um game devel­op­ment, includ­ing a Castl­e­va­nia “reimag­in­ing,” mul­ti­ple new Silent Hill games, and a remake of Met­al Gear Sol­id 3. This infor­ma­tion comes from reporter Andy Robin­son, who shared these details dur­ing the VGC Off The Record pod­cast. More details were pub­lished with­in a VGC arti­cle.

Kon­a­mi went through an inter­nal restruc­ture and some “soul-search­ing,” which led the com­pa­ny to choose to ramp up “pre­mi­um” game devel­op­ment. Accord­ing to Robin­son, this includes new install­ments and remakes for some of its most pop­u­lar series.

Robin­son stat­ed the Castl­e­va­nia game is a “reimag­in­ing” of the series and that an inter­nal stu­dio in Japan is devel­op­ing it along­side exter­nal stu­dios in Japan.

A remake for Met­al Gear Sol­id 3: Snake Eater is also in devel­op­ment. An unnamed stu­dio is work­ing on this game, as not­ed by Robin­son. This title is like­ly in the very ear­ly stages of devel­op­ment. Eurogamer also report­ed that Kon­a­mi has “mulled a new ver­sion of MGS3 for some time.”

The Met­al Gear project is report­ed to be in the works at Vir­tu­os, the Sin­ga­pore-based stu­dio that’s worked on sev­er­al major titles and ports, includ­ing Dark Souls and The Out­er Worlds for the Nin­ten­do Switch.

Last­ly, mul­ti­ple Silent Hill games are also in devel­op­ment, one of which has been giv­en to promi­nent Japan­ese devel­op­er. All of these new games will begin to be announced through­out 2022, as stat­ed by the report.

It’s been quite some time since any of these major fran­chis­es have seen any action, and if Kon­a­mi did in fact say they need­ed to shift to “pre­mi­um” games, that’s impor­tant to note. The com­pa­ny has been out­putting small­er releas­es, pachinko games, and the PES/eFootball series.