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Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 update 1.4.0

December 20: Konami has announced a new version 1.4.0 update for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 that will be going live on Switch soon.

The package is adding new features such as smoothing, game screen settings, and screen filter for the original game and bonus content. An audio settings feature will also be available.

Here’s the full rundown:

Super Bomberman R 2 update 1.3.0 Luca Bright Bomber

Super Bomberman R 2 has just gone live with a new version 1.3.0 update, and it’s brought along a new “Luca Bright Bomber”. 

The new character here is Luca Blight, who is a major antagonist in Suikoden II. Also included in the update is a “Room Lobby” in Private Match plus various adjustments and fixes.

Here’s the full rundown:

According to an ESRB listing, Konami intends to bring back the classic Felix the Cat game as a re-release for Switch and other platforms. An official announcement should follow soon.

The classification was just added to the database. It’s described as “a collection of action platformers in which players help Felix save his girlfriend from an evil professor. Players traverse 2D pixelated environments while using gadgets and vehicles (e.g., punching glove, tank, submarine) to defeat small cartoony creatures. Enemies typically fall from the screen when hit; some boss encounters depict whimsical pistol attacks, cartoony bombs, and mild explosions.”

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 update 1.3.0

Konami has come out with one of the first post-launch updates for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, with version 1.3.0 now available.

The company has addressed various issues with the package. All of the games have been touched up to different degrees.

Here’s the full rundown:

Super Crazy Rhythm Castle launch trailer

Courtesy of Konami and Super Impact Games, we have a final trailer for Super Crazy Rhythm Castle. The rhythm adventure title is just about to launch on Switch.

Here’s an overview of the game with everything you need to know:

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 frame rate resolution

A new video from Digital Foundry explores the technical side of Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, including frame rate and resolution. Unfortunately, a number of issues are present throughout the different games.

Here’s the full rundown:

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol 1 review

System: Switch
Release date: October 24, 2023
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami

Even though I’m a certified Old-Head that writes about games, it’s difficult for me to properly encapsulate the cultural importance that Metal Gear games once exuded both pre and post release. The hype surrounding anything series creator Hideo Kojima touched was intense and all-consuming. Rest assured that if there was ever a month in which a new Metal Gear game was being released, just about nothing else mattered. The franchise has always been rightly held up as an example of unbridled creativity and auteur sensibility within the games industry – following the release of Metal Gear Solid V in 2015 however, Kojima left Konami under less than ideal circumstances. Rumors swirled regarding creative disputes and budgetary constraints – and following a poorly received Kojima-less spinoff in 2018, Metal Gear was put to bed.

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 launch trailer

As the rollout for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 begins, Konami issued a new launch trailer. Remember that the package includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid (Including VR Missions/Special Missions), Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD Collection version), Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD Collection version), Metal Gear (NES/FC version), and Snake’s Revenge.

Here’s some additional information: 

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 post-launch updates

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 won’t be perfect when it releases this week on Switch and other platforms, but the good news is that Konami has confirmed plans for post-launch updates. It seems that all of the games will be touched up in one way or another to address issues.

For Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge on NES, players may find that the timing of some subtitles doesn’t match up with the audio, but a patch will address this. Different visual options will also be added, including a CRT scanline filter, and the ability to change the pixel aspect ratio.

Super Bomberman R 2 update 1.2.2

Konami is back with a new update for Super Bomberman R 2, bringing the game up to version 1.2.2.

A number of adjustments are included. These include the selection of battle rules in Graded Match, the increase of Gems earned in Battle Offline from 50 to 100, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

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