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Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and more Konami classics come to PC on GOG.com

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Eight Konami classics have been updated for modern PCs

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cover art for the original Metal Gear Image: Konami

The 1987 original Metal Gear and successors Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance highlight a slate of classic Konami re-releases for modern PCs via GOG.com today.

Joining the three Metal Gears will be the Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania & Contra, which bundles five games from the franchises’ 8-bit origins: Castlevania, Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse, plus Contra and its sequel, Super C.

Though better known by their editions that launched on home consoles of their day, all the games had versions on a variety of personal computers, too. Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, for example, was the Windows PC expanded version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, which premiered on PlayStation 2 in 2001.

Metal Gear, considered by many to be the progenitor of the stealth genre, debuted in 1987 on Japan’s MSX2 personal computer, joining the Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System later that year in Japan (and coming west at the beginning of 1988). It was ported for MS-DOS PCs in 1990. Metal Gear Solid arrived in 1998 on PlayStation, following on PC in 2000; Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty launched in November 2001, arriving to PC as Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance in 2003.

A news release from GOG.com promises all of the games have been updated for modern PC hardware.