Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 will contain two more games than expected, according to your PlayStation Store listing and a statement that the publisher of the game, konami. Those titles are Metal Original Gear and its follow-up, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
You may have missed the announcement of Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 during the Playstation Showcase. An image that appeared shortly after the announcement of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater confirmed the collection and revealed that it would feature Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
The PlayStation Store listing goes into much more detail about which versions of which games are actually included in this collection. Confirms that Master Collection Vol.1 will include the HD Collection versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3plus a version of Metal Gear Solid that also features VR and Special Missions, but also claims the bundle includes the first two games in the series Metal Gear.
Digital Trends contacted Konami to confirm that this PlayStation Store listing was accurate, and a PR representative confirmed that “for the collection, the PS Store listing is correct.”
Yes ok Metal Gear Solid is when Hideo Kojima’s stealth espionage series went mainstream, it actually started when Konami released Metal Gear on the MSX2 in Japan and Europe in 1987. This game, along with its 1990 Japan-only follow-up, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, are top-down stealth games where players infiltrate enemy bases as Solid Snake. These games laid the foundation for the series’ lore. Metal Gear Solid, and remain canon within the larger series. As such, it’s great to see these games present in the collection, as they’ve only been available as bonuses in re-releases of Metal Gear Solid 3.
Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 launches this fall, spring in the southern hemisphere.