Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and HD collections are temporarily removed from the digital store

Hideo Kojima’s revolutionary franchise, Metal Gear Solid, remains one of the most popular tactical spies (and quirky military dramas) of all time. Sons of Liberty and Snake Eaters are compelling examples of authoritative stealth mechanisms based on weather, smell, temperature, and equipment camouflage (among many other features), as well as in-depth exploration of philosophical and moral themes of resounding narratives. Unfortunately, despite the limited time, it may be difficult for fans to play classics. Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and the HD collection containing them are temporarily removed from the digital storefront.

according to Metal gear portal On Konami’s official website, a long list of Metal Gear Solid games will not be accessible. The message is below:

“Temporarily remove METAL GEAR SOLID 2 and METAL GEAR SOLID 3 from digital stores (PlayStation®3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, etc.)

Thank you for playing the METAL GEAR series.

We are currently renewing the license for selected historical archive fragments used in the game. Therefore, we have made a temporary decision to suspend the sale of METAL GEAR SOLID 2, METAL GEAR SOLID 3 and all products containing these games from November 8, 2021 Begin to open digital storefronts around the world.

As we strive to make these products available for purchase again, we sincerely ask for your patience and understanding. “

The list of affected games (and some games that are not available in some countries/regions) include:

  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Freedom Son HD Edition (PlayStation 3, Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD version (PlayStation 3, Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD version (PlayStation 3, Vita, PlayStation Now)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD: 2 & 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 (Nvidia Shield) for Shield TV
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 (Nvidia Shield) for Shield TV

We will promptly notify you of the status of historical footage and licenses and whether the game is available. Similarly, sales of the above products will be suspended from November 8th (today). In the meantime, you can always check Kojima’s Death Stranding on PlayStation 4 or the director’s cut version on PlayStation 5. Black Heist and I agree that this is one of the most important games in recent memory.