Metal Gear Solid HD Collection features remakes for all the titles, from Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and Peace Walker. It’s weird that an HD remake of the first Metal Gear Solid never made it’s way to the public though.
Though, what about Silicon Knights’ remake of the same? We’re talking about Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, which released exclusively on the Nintendo Gamecube. Why the exclusion here?
Kojima Productions’ Sean Eyestone in their latest podcast provides some answers:
That was a remake made by Silicon Knights. We supervised it but we didn’t create it directly and we wanted to make sure that everything in the HD Collection was canon. Everything that goes into there is something created directly by Kojima Productions and Kojima himself. So that is the reason why Twin Snakes was not included in HD Collection.
That begs the question though: Why didn’t Kojima Productions do their own HD translation? Beggars can’t be choosers, it seems.