Konami rates classic games like Metal Gear, Castlevania, and Contra for PC

Konami Rating Metal Gear
Konami Rating Metal Gear (Image credit: Gematsu)

What you need to know

  • The Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee reportedly just rated a collection of classic Konami games for PC.
  • This indicates that Konami could be planning to launch these games on PC in the near future.
  • The games include classics like Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, and Contra.

In a new report from Gematsu, the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee has reportedly rated a selection of classic Konami games for PC, which could indicate an imminent relaunch for these games on PC on official platforms. Eight games in total were rated for PC, five of which are in a collection, spanning a fifteen year period starting all the way back in 1987 and ending in 2002. The games that were rated include:

  • Metal Gear
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
  • Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra, which includes
    • Castlevania
    • Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest
    • Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse
    • Contra
    • Super C

It's not clear if these are HD remasters that are intended for release on all modern gaming platforms, or if Konami is simply porting the original games to PC (which would be a slightly baffling move). Either way, it's likely that we'll be seeing these games at some point in the near future, now that they've been rated by at least one committee. This could be a great opportunity for fans of these classic games to revisit their favorite series, and see how they've held up after at least 18 years.

We'll have to wait a little longer to see exactly what Konami is planning here, as the nature of the ports and the cost attached to them is what will likely make the decision for most people. Either way, it's always exciting to see old and classic games become revived for modern platforms.

Zachary Boddy
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