Over the weekend, rumours started to fly around social media after the Metal Gear Solid singer Donna Burke (Heaven's Divide, Sins of the Father) published photos of herself in the studio recording a new version of the Metal Gear Solid 3 theme Snake Eater — a track originally sung by the artist Cynthia Harrell.
Many online had assumed that this was related to Konami's long-rumoured Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, but Burke has come out to deny these rumours, stating that yes, she was recording a version of the song Snake Eater, but that it has nothing to do with any potential Konami project.
Instead, it appears that the artist has been recording with the composer/producer Mason Lieberman for "a special album for video game music lovers" that is set to feature a number of famous musical guests. This is likely a continuation of Lieberman's previous work, where he re-recorded popular tracks from Cowboy Bebop and My Hero Academia with a selection of notable musicians.
While the news will be a bit of a bummer for some, it's a good lesson in not believing everything you read on the internet.
We're personally excited to see what Burke and Lieberman are working on, and whether the original composer Norihiko Hibino or the producer Rika Muranaka will be involved in any capacity.