Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection is Getting a Physical Release

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While not everyone was happy with the PlayStation Showcase 2023, Metal Gear fans were finally eating good after almost a decade of wasting away in Shadow Moses. Not only was the long awaited Snake Eater remake confirmed, but so too was Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, a collection of the first three MGS games ported to PS5.

The PlayStation Store listing is already up for the first volume of the Master Collection, but those who prefer disc versions won’t be left in the dark as Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol 1 will also be available physically, as confirmed by the Konami UK Twitter account.

Here’s what’s in the first volume:

– Metal Gear
– Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
– Metal Gear Solid (Including VR Missions/Special Missions)
– Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD Collection version)
– Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD Collection version)

It’s important to note here that that Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 will almost certainly be the versions found within Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which itself will be the HD Collection version along with Metal Gear Solid 2, and not available for separate download. It’s not clear if Konami has actually upscaled these 7th gen remasters in any way, but it will be interesting to see if they do.

That HD Collection was actually removed from digital storefronts in 2021 owing to licensing issues, hence the fan clamouring for at least a physical version of this new collection. Those games will now be “complete with minimal edits to copyrighted contents,” according to the store listing.

No other platforms apart from PS5 have yet been announced for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol 1, and there’s also no price. It will release later in 2023.

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