Delisted Metal Gear games will soon return to digital stores


Konami is gearing up to “resume sales” of Metal Gear titles that were previously removed from digital storefronts, which likely means Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Xbox 360 will return to the Xbox Store soon.

In a Tweeter which marks the 35th anniversary of the original Metal Gear series, Konami also revealed that it will soon be re-listing Metal Gear games that have been pulled from stores.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection set to go back on sale soon on Xbox Store

“The ‘Metal Gear’ series released on July 13, 1987 celebrated its 35th anniversary today,” Konami wrote. “We are preparing to resume sales of the temporarily suspended titles.”

Last year, Konami pulled Metal Gear Solid HD Collection from the Xbox Store because it needed to renew expired licenses for historical stock footage used in Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3. A statement from Konami at the time said:

“We are currently working on license renewals for certain historical stock footage used in-game, therefore, we have made the temporary decision to begin suspending the sale of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and all products. which include these digital storefront games worldwide starting November 8, 2021.”

While Konami doesn’t directly name Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 in its latest tweet, it’s likely referring to those two games. Several different versions of the games on various platforms were all retired in November, including Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Xbox 360. Hopefully, we’ll be able to purchase this classic collection of games again soon. No date has been given for when the game will go back on sale, but we’ll let you know as soon as we know more.

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