Classic Metal Gear and Castlevania PC ports appear on Taiwanese ratings board

Konami Klassics en route

That masterful spoiler of video game announcements, the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee, is in full effect once again, offering up listings for a host of classic Konami titles, all of which have received fresh ratings for release on the PC platform.

Among this slew of new ratings are a trio of classic Metal Gear titles. 1998’s Metal Gear Solid has been re-rated, as has its enhanced 2002 sequel Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. Also recipient of a new rating is the original Metal Gear, which first launched on the MSX2 way back in 1987.

Another listing suggests that a re-release of Konami Collector’s Series is in the works. Originally available on PC back in 2002, this CD-ROM compiled the NES editions of Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, as well as arcade ports of run ‘n’ gun classics Contra and Super Contra.

This latter rating is particularly bizarre, given that all of the above games are already available on PC via the far superior Contra and Castlevania Anniversary Collections. We will keep you updated once official word of any of the above titles is forthcoming.

Metal Gear and Konami Collector’s Series rated for PC in Taiwan [Gematsu]

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.