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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition arrives on NVIDIA Shield

There’s occasionally a game remake that comes out of left field, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty popping up on the NVIDIA Shield is a great example of how it can be done right. I popped onto my Shield and captured the first 15 minutes of the game in motion, as well as a smattering if the included Snake Tales section of the game. While you load that up, let’s answer what’s new in this version:

  • Hours of gameplay: Includes the full MGS2: Sons of Liberty experience, along with all of the VR Missions.
  • Features a rich story featuring Solid Snake and other characters from the Metal Gear Solid saga.
  • Optimized to exclusively run on SHIELD TV at 60 fps in 720p.

The game takes up a whopping 4GB of storage – amazing, given that this was released in November of 2001. Better still, it also supports English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language options, as well as supporting a 16:9 aspect ratio.

The game is available right now on the Google Play store for $15, though currently it’s 33% off if you act fast.

What could this spell for future releases of Metal Gear games on the Shield? Could we see Twin Snakes, Snake Eater, or even a port of Metal Gear Ac!d or Metal Gear Ac!d 2? Here’s to hoping that Konami and NVIDIA manage to put together more amazing Metal Gear titles for their Android-powered setup / gameplay streaming device.  As you can see, the Shield is more than capable of handling the higher quality port without a single framerate hiccup.

If you’d like to see why I absolutely love my NVIDIA Shield, look no further than my review of the system right here.

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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