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Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 Removed from Digital Storefronts

Konami is temporarily removing Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 from sale across major digital storefronts due to expired license.

Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 Removed from Digital Storefronts

A report last month claimed that Japanese developer/publisher Konami is allegedly working on a remake of 2004 stealth action-adventure game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater while reviving a number of classic IPs for modern audience.

Konami remained silent on these rumor mills long and today, they issued a statement that says both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 will be removed from digital storefronts now because of licensing issues and asked people to be a little patient.


In a recent press release on official website, Konami states that MGS2 and 3 had to be removed from sales as license for some real-life archive footage used in-game have expired and it lead to temporary delisting of these games on store.

Select editions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be removed from GOG, Nintendo 3DS, Nvidia Shield TV, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Now and Xbox 360 digital stores temporarily.


Sony has previously announced to close down PlayStation Store for PS3, PSP and PS Vita by this summer. There is possibility that Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 may not return to store for Vita even after Konami manages to renew all licenses.

There is a chance for Konami re-releasing Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 since major publishers often remove their game before re-releasing them. They are reportedly making remasters of original Metal Gear Solid games for modern console.

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