Update: 9/25/20: Just two days after news of their ratings made the rounds, Metal Gear (1987), Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, and the Konami Collector’s Series have released for PC.
The news was shared by Good Old Games (GOG), where fans can also pick up the titles. The games have been restored to work on modern PCs.
Here are the direct links to each game’s store page, as well as their prices:
- Metal Gear — $5.99
- Metal Gear Solid — $9.99
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance — $9.99
- Konami Collector’s Series — $5.99
Several classic Konami games may be coming to the PC in the near future. The Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee recently rated a handful of titles, including the original Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.
The Konami Collector’s Series, which includes Castlevania, Castlevania 2, Castlevania 3, Contra, and Super C, was also rated by the Committee.
As expected, no release dates or release windows were shared alongside the ratings, but they may be arriving sooner rather than later. The Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5 was rated by Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee on August 20, less than a month before it was announced as a PS5 launch title.
As we noted in the ratings article for that game, other notable games, such as Days Gone, Death Stranding, and Ghost of Tsushima were all rated close to their respective release dates. Catherine: Full Body was one of the outliers, rated five months ahead of release.
The original Metal Gear launched in 1987 for the MSX2, before making its way to the Famicom and the NES. It was later released on the PS2 with Metal Gear Solid 3 and then again for the PS3, Xbox 306, and PS Vita.
Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance have both been released on the PC before, but that was ages ago: 2000 and 2003, respectively. Whereas Substance is a reworked version of Metal Gear Solid 2, it appears that the new ratings point to the original version of Metal Gear Solid releasing on PC this time, instead of the expanded version, Metal Gear Solid: Integral.
The Konami Collector’s series bundles the first three Castlevania games with the first two Contra games. However, all of those games are already available on the PC through two separate bundles: the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and the Contra Anniversary Collection. Which makes it all a bit head-scratching.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on these PC ports as we learn it.