Monday, May 16th, 2022

Multiple Metal Gear Solid games have been temporarily removed from sale

Konami has announced that it has temporarily removed the sale of multiple versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 from its digital store sales.

The game was temporarily removed because Konami needs to renew the license for past archived footage used in the game.

“We are currently working on renewing the licenses for some of the past archived footage used in the game, so we are selling METAL GEAR SOLID 2, METAL GEAR SOLID 3, and all products including these games. We have decided to suspend it temporarily. Since November 8, 2021, a post about “Digital Store Fronts around the world” explains: Konami website..

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The following games will be removed from sale.

  • PS3 and PS Vita Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty HD Edition
  • PS3 and PS Vita Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater HD Edition
  • PS3 Metal Gear Solid HD Edition
  • PS Vita and PS Now Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: Xbox 360 2 & 3
  • Nintendo 3DS Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 Substances
  • Nvidia Shield Metal Gear Solid 2 HD for SHIELD TV
  • Nvidia Shield Metal Gear Solid 3 HD for SHIELD TV

“Please wait for a while so that we can purchase these products again,” concludes the post. There is no indication of when or when the game is expected to return to sale.

In other recent Metal Gear News, the Metal Gear Solid 5 server is offline on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. The DLC will be unavailable from November 30th and will be completely shut down next year.

Konami isn’t publicly involved in Metal Gear Solid games, so jumping into older games is currently the only way to get Solid Snake stealth action. However, the studio is rumored to be rebuilding MGS3.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment writer.