Metal Gear Solid Collection to bring original trilogy to modern consoles

It appears that the rumors of a remasted collection of the first three Metal Gear Solid games were also true.

Metal Gear fans have a good reason to feel excited. The word around the campfire is the franchise's long-awaited return is going to include the release of a "Classic Collection" composed of the first three Metal Gear Solid games.

The original Meta Gear Solid HD Collection was delisted from official stores last year.

This exciting revelation comes from Windows Central's Jez Corden, who was also one of the first to discuss the Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake.

According to Corden, the collection could include the original Metal Gear Solid trio. 

Konami previously released the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011. The "OG" compilation included the first two Metal Gear games, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

The new collection's announcement might explain why Konami "removed" the original version from the Xbox even though it used to be backward compatible.

Furthermore, despite previous rumors about Konami and PlayStation signing an exclusivity deal, this relaunch will come to multiple platforms.

Metal Gear remains one of the most talked about franchises today even though the series hasn't seen a new entry in years.

It's unclear why Peace Walker and Metal Gear Solid 4 aren't part of the collection as well as the first two Metal Gear games. The former, especially, since it was in the previous HD Collection. As for Metal Gear Solid 4, the classic PS3 title will remain "stuck" on the PS3 for the foreseeable future.

Of course, as this is all still speculation, it's best to put this information inside a box and wait for an official confirmation.

The good news is that we're waiting on the May 24 PlayStation Showcase, where we could get the official reveal of the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater remake. Hopefully, by then, the new re-release of the original Metal Gear Solid trilogy will also be confirmed.

Normally, it would be hard to get hyped for Konami to start talking about multiple new entries to a dormant franchise. But, when you consider what happened with Silent Hill last year, you can't just count Konami out anymore.

Konami's resurgence in the past few years could get a massive boost with the revival of Metal Gear along with Silent Hill and possibly, even, Castlevania.

The only way that this announcement will get better for Metal Gear fans is for Konami to tell everyone that Hideo Kojima is on board as a consultant.

Ray Ampoloquio
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