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News video games 23 September 2020, 12:02

author: Adrian Werner

Metal Gear Solid 1 & 2 and Castlevania Returning to PC

Thanks to the Taiwanese age rating agency, reports of reissues of Metal Gear Solid and MGS2 on PC have been confirmed. Interestingly, they are to be joined by the first installment and early games from the Castlevania and Contra brands.

Metal Gear Solid 2 and other Konami classics may soon return on PC.

Age rating organizations are often a great source of information about unannounced projects. The most recent example of this is the Taiwanese rating agency's database, where entries for new versions of Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance were found. All of them are to be heading for PC.

The same place also revealed a note about a set called Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra. It would include Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Contra and Super Contra.

Early installments of Castlevania are also to be released on the PC.

We do not expect any of the titles found in the database of the Taiwanese rating agency to be a remake. We will probably get slightly improved reissues, modified to work on modern PCs.

Nevertheless, the games should still be a big treat for Konami fans. Many of them have never been released on PC, and those that have been ported are currently legally unavailable on the market.

It is worth mentioning that the first rumors about the return of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance appeared yesterday. Today's information only confirms them. What is new is the presence of Metal Gear, the first installment of the franchise, as well as Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra, as these items were not mentioned in the earlier reports.

We hope that this information will not only turn out to be true, but will also be just the beginning of Konami releasing its classics on PC. We would especially like to see the PC editions of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

  1. Konami - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.