Konami has announced the release of Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and a compilation of the Castlevania and Contra series, compatible with modern computers. Games can be purchased from GOG.com.
“After bringing Blade Runner and Diablo back to you, we’re thrilled to bring you the iconic Konami games that are fully compatible with today’s computers. Join Solid Snake, Simon Belmont and other heroes and help them save humanity while having a lot of fun! “ – says GOG.com.
The Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania & Contra includes five games:
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest;
- Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse;
- Super Contra.
Of course, this is not the first time these games have been released on computers: Metal Gear originally came out on MSX2 in 1987 (and then on MS-DOS and Commodore 64), Metal Gear Solid in 2000, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance in 2002 … The Castlevania and Contra series projects similarly went on sale on PC a couple of years after the main release. But none of these games have been re-released on digital platforms like Steam and GOG.com over the years.
The GOG.com version of Metal Gear Solid boasts improved PC graphics, support for multiple controllers, and a redesigned quick save feature.
Unfortunately, on PC, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance did not receive a re-release in HD, which is available on consoles as part of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (by the way, the Xbox 360 version is backward compatible with Xbox One) and Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (an exclusive collection for PS3 of all the major parts of the Metal Gear Solid series). To be clear, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance is an enhanced version of Sons of Liberty. Substance has a ton of stuff added, including new cutscenes, modes, improved thermal goggles, and 500 individual missions.
The cost of games at GOG.com is as follows:
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