Nintendo Direct: Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 Confirmed for Switch

It deploys in October!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/22/2023 02:14 1 Comment     ShareThis

It felt like wishful thinking at the time, but there was a glimmer of hope when Konami announced Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 that the compilation would make its way to Nintendo Switch. Well, some wishes do come true, and it was revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast that the collection will indeed launch on Switch. Come October 24, players will be able to enjoy the following games:

  • Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PlayStation 2)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PlayStation 2)
  • Metal Gear (MSX)
  • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (MSX2)
  • Metal Gear (NES)
  • Snake’s Revenge (NES)

Note that it will be possible to purchase Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3 individually via the Nintendo Switch eShop should you so desire. Take a look at the trailer:

The renowned stealth-action series was the brainchild of legendary designer Hideo Kojima. It’s not the first time Metal Gear Solid has been on a Nintendo console, with multiple different entries having appeared over the years. While it’s excellent to see Master Collection Vol. 1 coming to Switch, it is a bit disappointing that the GameCube remake of Metal Gear Solid, dubbed Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, doesn’t appear to be part of this compilation. Will that game ever see a rerelease or remaster? Will the next installment of the Master Collection also come to Switch? Alas, we’re getting ahead of outselves. Let’s just enjoy seeing Snake make his way back to a Nintendo console for the first time in far too long!

Source: Nintendo Direct Broadcast 06.21.23

One Response to “Nintendo Direct: Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 Confirmed for Switch”

  • 1567 points
    penduin says...

    Twin Snakes was my introduction to Metal Gear. I’ve replayed both it and the PS1 original numerous times, and I understand why there are purists who don’t love Twin Snakes, but I would sure love to see that get an HD port.

    That said, I was entirely ready for Konami’s “all latest platforms” to mean “not Switch”, so this is a welcome and pleasant surprise – these are all top-notch games I will relish having in portable form.

    My only gripe is that the physical edition is a lie (requiring huge downloads anyway). This is one I’d have preferred to have on cartridge. Oh well, I’ve been meaning to get a bigger SD card anyway. :^)

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