Are we going to have a Metal Gear remake?
You just have to take a look at the official Metal Gear Twitter account to see that something strange is happening. His latest tweets are retweets from an account of someone named Tom Olsen, a New Yorker living in the Big Apple who claims to be a maintenance technician for the Big Shell decontamination platform. His virtual avatar wouldn’t be a big deal if it weren’t for the fact that Big Shell, the company where he works, is a fictional location for Metal Gear Solid.
Reviewing his publications a little more, we can see how it is a kind of parody account as a simulated character, where it appears in a very comical way what the life of a Big Shell worker would be like in his day to day.
Tom, we talked about this.
Please check your Codec each morning for meeting updates and evacuations in-case of PMC incursions.
And we have visitors coming next week, so finish cleaning the vents and make sure the flags are all hung properly, but do not touch the C4 this time. https://t.co/u9C6yrONil
— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@Metalgear) April 14, 2021
Recall that Big Shell appears in Metal Gear Solid 2, and that it is indeed located 30 kilometers from the coast of Manhattan, so the supposed life of Tom Olsen would be very well documented. We can see images of the control room of the platform, laboratories and many more locations, and all the photographs are nothing more than captures made from the game itself.
A simple tweet as a joke?
Knowing this, we could think that the official Metal Gear account has decided to publicize Tom Olsen’s account because the brand has been particularly amused by the originality of his publications, so it would simply be one more tweet with which to build a community and seek the complicity of its users. But there are users who want to see much further. And that’s where the Metal Gear Solid 2 remake theory comes into play.
Every morning, we have to log in at the security office and enter our personal info. It’s kind of a hassle. Good news though, it’ll be my birthday soon! pic.twitter.com/wJswL46O2T
— Tom Olsen (@TheTomOlsen) April 9, 2021
Too many suspicions
Tom Olsen’s account only follows the official accounts of Metal Gear, Konami, Kojima, and the New York Mets. It was created on April 8, 2021, that is, very recently, and as a super interesting note, it has indicated that its birthday is April 30, the date that we are coincidentally approaching.
Having all these details on the table, some suggest that the next April 30 We will finally know the details of the release of the remake of Metal Gear Solid 2, a new and improved version of the Konami classic that could open a new era of remakes that many fans await with open arms. If you are in a hurry, you should not forget that Metal Gear Solid 2 is currently available on Xbox 360 (backward compatible on Xbox Series X and Series S), PlayStation 2 and PC, so you will have more than one option to play the original one one more time.