Metal Gear Solid HD Edition Joins Xbox One Backward Compatibility

The HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are now available on Xbox One’s backward compatibility.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson made the announcement on Twitter, with Hideo Kojima’s two critically acclaimed installments joining Microsoft’s ever-expanding catalog of titles from the Xbox 360 era.

MGS2 and MGS3 were remastered and re-released as part of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which included former PlayStation Portable exclusive Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

The Xbox Games Store listing only includes Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater in the HD Edition — excluding Peace Walker from the mix — retailing at $19.99 and a 7.35GB download for Xbox owners.

Konami initially released MGS2 on the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and MGS3 in 2004 on the same platform.

In 2014, the lifetime sales for the fan-favorite franchise surpassed forty million units worldwide.

Kojima’s final involvement with the franchise came back in 2015 with the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Since then, the Japanese developer has left Konami, founded his own independent studio, Kojima Productions, and is working on the upcoming Death Stranding.

The publisher released its first post-Kojima MGS title, Metal Gear Survive, in February for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Hardcore Gamer’s review for Metal Gear Survive found that it “isn’t the utter abomination many had suspected it would be, but it doesn’t push itself beyond the still-waning status of being tepidly average.”

For more on the MGS franchise, check out Hardcore Gamer’s reviews for The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.