Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 Announced For “The Latest Platforms”
During a recent Playstation Showcase, Konami announced the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1.
This collection will reportedly bring five classic Metal Gear games to “the latest platforms”, including Metal Gear 1 and 2, as well as the three Metal Gear Solid games. Although the specific platforms were not announced, its possible the collection will launch on Switch, given that all the games contained within have been on Nintendo consoles in the past.
You can check out an official message from Konami regarding the Collection below, along with an overview of its contents:
Message from the Development Team
We thank you and sincerely appreciate your continuous support.
Currently, the development team are working together to create an environment where fans can experience and enjoy the Metal Gear series on the latest platforms.
We are remaking Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, one of the most beloved instalments of the Metal Gear series, revealing the origin story of Snake, as Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. We are working hard for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater to be a faithful recreation of the original story and game design, while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience.
Simultaneously, we will deliver the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection series, the most complete compilation that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the series. The Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection allow fans to play the games as they were, as first released on the latest platforms.
We hope you will enjoy the Metal Gear series on the latest platforms.
Leading up to [Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater‘s] release, players will have the chance to relive the first three entries into the Metal Gear Solid franchise through the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1. Infiltrate enemy fortresses all over the globe, stealthily complete your missions and experience the thrilling cinematic story of the Metal Gear series.
The Vol. 1 collection contains the beginning of the Metal Gear series in one complete package including:
- Metal Gear
- Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
- Metal Gear Solid (including VR Missions / Special Missions) – In this game, Solid Snake abandons his retirement plans and seclusion in Alaska, in order to take on a mission regarding Big Boss’s corpse. The story follows the infiltration mission that would later be known as “the Shadow Moses Incident”. Not only is the secret behind Solid Snake’s birth revealed, but also his brother makes an appearance: Liquid Snake, who was born from the same genetic material. The story about genetics and rogue nuclear weapons was labeled by the media as the 20th century’s ultimate video-game scenario, with the game receiving praise for using the Sony PlayStation’s 3D graphics to provide an immersive infiltration experience. The game featured many new ideas, utilizing the controller’s vibration function, as well as various secrets hidden within the game’s packaging.This title was the third game released in the official history of the Metal Gear franchise.
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD Collection version) – This game depicts two different events: Solid Snake investigating a new kind of Metal Gear as part of the Tanker Incident, as well as FOXHOUND’s newest member, Raiden, taking on a group of terrorists who have captured an off-shore facility in the Big Shell Incident. This game, released on the PlayStation 2, introduced players to the character of Raiden, who inherited many techniques and ideas from Solid Snake. In addition to a first-person aiming feature, players also had access to a variety of new actions, such as holding up enemies and also disposing of their bodies. It was labeled “the best gameplay system of the 21st century.” An ultimate edition of the game called Substance was released later. This title was the fourth game released in the official history of the Metal Gear franchise.
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD Collection version) – The story that tells the beginning of the epic saga. It covers the events of both Virtuous Mission and Operation Snake Eater, detailing how the man code-named Naked Snake earned the title of Big Boss. While previous games in the Metal Gear series took place in more urban settings and involved infiltrating buildings, this game is set in an unforgiving jungle. In addition to hiding in the shadows, players can use uniforms and face paint as camouflage to blend in with their surroundings. This gameplay system was expanded upon in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. An edition boasting the ultimate survival experience called Subsistence was released later. This title was the fifth game released in the official history of the Metal Gear franchise.
This collection includes the classic versions of the games, complete with minimal edits to copyrighted contents. Regional versions of the titles are available as additional downloads.
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