Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Konami has announced that it is preparing to resume the sale of previously delisted Metal Gear Solid titles, as Metal Gear celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Last year, several versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater were delisted across multiple digital storefronts, due to expired licenses for some of the historical archive footage used in both games. Konami said it was working on renewing the licenses, but in the months since, we heard nothing. Today, the official Japanese Twitter account for Metal Gear celebrated the franchise's 35th anniversary, and announced that it was preparing to bring these titles back to digital storefronts.
“The Metal Gear series released on July 13, 1987 and celebrated its 35th anniversary today,” tweeted the official Metal Gear Japan account. “We are preparing to resume sales of titles that have been temporarily suspended.”
For Xbox users, this specifically affected the Xbox 360 compilation of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, which was removed from the Microsoft Store. But you can see the full list of games affected down below.
1987年7月13日に発売された『METAL GEAR』シリーズは、本日35周年を迎えました。一時販売を停止しておりますタイトルにおいて、販売再開のための準備を進めております。 #METALGEAR #MG35th pic.twitter.com/X7RL5du2qE— メタルギア公式 (METAL GEAR) (@metalgear_jp) July 13, 2022
1987年7月13日に発売された『METAL GEAR』シリーズは、本日35周年を迎えました。一時販売を停止しておりますタイトルにおいて、販売再開のための準備を進めております。 #METALGEAR #MG35th pic.twitter.com/X7RL5du2qE
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