Metal Gear Solid (メタル ギ ア ソリッド, Metal GIA Sordid?, Frequently abbreviated MGS) is an action-adventure and Stealth video game of 1998 developed by INAMI Computer system Home entertainment Japan and also released by INAMI for the PlayStation console. The 3 September 1998 in Japan, on October 21, 1998, in North America and June 24, 1999, in Europe. Originally its launch was prepared for 1994 on the Console 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, with the title Metal Gear 3. Nonetheless, as a result of the reduced support for the platform, the growth of the video game was transformed to the PlayStation. Metal Gear Solid is the 3rd launch of the Metal Gear franchise as well as ended up being the initial of the collection to make use of graphics 3D, one of the reasons the term solid was included (in Spanish: solid ) to the title. Its precursor is Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake of 1990, and its sequel, Metal Gear Solid 2: Boys of Freedom, premiered in 2001. This brand-new shipment provided motion picture scenes using the engine of the video game, along with acting in voice in countless codec series.
Metal Gear Solid adheres to Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons center to neutralize Foxhound s terrorist threat, a genetically boosted special forces. Serpent has to free two essential captives, challenge terrorists as well as Avoid the establishing of a nuclear attack. For this, it has a range assistance team that interacts via codec info concerning the goal, regulated by Colonel Roy Campbell, as well as complemented by medical workers, information analysis, Experts in tools as well as survival.
The 3rd installment of the Legend was a business success, offering more than six million duplicates in the globe. After its launch in Japan, it was amongst the 15 very successful titles of that year in the video game market, In enhancement to appearing within the 10 best-selling titles of the PlayStation. It is described by numerous doubters as one of the most effective and most important video games of perpetuity, getting an evaluation of 94/100 on the Metacritic website, and also identified as the game that made the stealth a prominent category. The business success of the game improved the launch of an enlarged version for PlayStation and computer qualified Metal Gear Solid: Integral, as well as a new variation, Metal Gear Solid: The Double Snakes, was subsequently introduced for Nintendo Game cube. The video game has additionally led to countless sequela, lovely as well as spin-offs, consisting of radio dramas, comics and also books. In production there is a real image movie created by AVI Arab and also Columbia Pictures.

The series of Metal Gear Solid has been on an indefinite rest for a long time, and it seems that now it will be more difficult to enjoy any of these titles. Through a statement, INAMI has revealed that as of November 8, that is, today, digital versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 will disappear.

Fortunately, it seems that this will only be temporary. According to the Japanese company, licenses related to the historical material that is present in these two titles needs to be renewed, and this is a process that takes some time. This was what INAMI said about:

We are currently working to renew the selected historical archival licenses that is used in the game, therefore, we have made the temporary decision to start suspending the sale of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and all Products that include these games in digital stores worldwide as of November 8, 2021.

We sincerely ask your patience and understand while we work so that these products are available for your purchase once again,

These are the games that, momentarily, will no longer be available:

—PlayStation 3 — Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty HD Edition

—PlayStation 3 — Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater HD Edition

—PlayStation 3 — Metal Gear Solid HD EDITION

—PlayStation Vita — Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty HD Edition

—PlayStation Vita — Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater HD Edition

—PlayStation Vita — Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Metal Gear games are temporarily disappearing from digital stores
—PlayStation Now — Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

—XBOX 360 — Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3

—Noting 3DS — Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D

—GOG — Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance

—NVIDIA SHIELD — Metal Gear Solid 2 HD for Shield TV


At the moment there is no information related to the return date of these titles. We hope that this license renewal is not only for these releases, but INAMI has already planned to relaunch Snake s adventures for current platforms.

On related topics, Oscar ISSAC reveals why he accepted Snake s role for the Metal Gear film. Similarly, INAMI insisted on the creation of multiple games for the series.

Editor s note:

This demonstrates the little interest that INAMI has for the series. The license renewal is something that all companies make in advance, but in this case it is being carried out until the deadline. Maybe this gives foot to a collection for the consoles of the moment, but it is very likely that this is not the case.