The Metal Gear series turns 35 today, and Konami is marking the moment by confirming it will be resuming the "sales of titles that have been temporarily suspended". Not the most exciting birthday present in the world, is it? The post made on Twitter is most likely referring to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition, which were removed from the PS Store back in November. They both now look set to return.
This opens up the classics to be purchased once again on the PS3 and PS Vita as well as the possibility of becoming streamable titles through PS Plus Premium. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection was part of PS Now before its removal, which was done so Konami could renew "the licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game".
The Metal Gear Solid series is famed for using real-life footage of wartime events and political clips as it merges its own timeline with the real world. Konami asked for "patience and understanding" as it worked to resolve the licenses for these videos, and now it appears the matter has been resolved. A quick scan of the PS Store reveals they're not live yet, but Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater look set for a return in the near future.