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Today’s Nintendo Direct was filled with franchises old and new but tucked away amongst it all was confirmation that Metal Gear Solid is finally heading to a Nintendo system for the first time since the Nintendo 3DS’ port of Snake Eater.

The Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection’s first volume will be hitting the Switch this October and we got a good look at the three tentpole titles – Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

That’s not all, though. The MSX versions of Metal Gear 1 and 2 are included, which was expected as the two were bundled with MGS3 in a prior collection, but in a surprise move Konami is officially porting the NES versions of those games. These were notable for not being touched by series director Hideo Kojima, carrying their own bizarre baggage. Topping off the surprisingly sizeable collection are ports of the Digital Graphic Novel adaptations of MGS1 and 2.

Lots of bonus material will also be included, including Screenplay and Master Books letting you delve deeper into the stories, maps, and characters.

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 will release for the Nintendo Switch on October 24th. Those who pre-order will get access to three digital tracks, freshly orchestrated for the collection –

  • THE BEST IS YET TO COME(Master Collection ver.)
  • CAN’T SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY(Master Collection ver.)
  • SNAKE EATER(Master Collection ver.)


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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.