The Twin Snakes reimagines the tactical-espionage action game Metal Gear Solid, initially released in 1998.
The story and the dialogue in the remake are the same as in the original (although voice-overs were re-recorded for this release). The game’s settings have not changed, but the graphics have been brought up to date so that they are on par with those released more recently. In addition, the gameplay was improved, with new features introduced in Metal Gear Solid 2 for the first time. In addition to being able to aim and fire from a first-person view, Snake can now roll, hang from ledges, hide in lockers, drag guards’ bodies away, and hide in lockers. New weapons introduced in Metal Gear Solid 2, such as the tranquilizer gun, are included.
The cutscenes in the game have also been updated, which is another noticeable change. The cutscenes have been reworked and feature dramatic techniques in action movies, such as slow motion and other effects. They have been directed by the Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura, who is known for his work on action movies.