Konami has confirmed that a recently surfaced website claiming that by the 35th
The Metalgear35th.com site appeared on April 1st, which is suspicious, but some fans still believed it could be an official Konami project. Then, when the site posted about a Metal Gear 35th Anniversary NFT collection, fans still weren’t sure if it was the real deal or not, considering Konami itself has been in the past in the as part of Castlevania NFTs 35th Anniversary auction.
Konami has confirmed in a statement to TechRadar that they are in no way affiliated with the site, stating that it is “currently considering how to deal with the site.” The page itself has also been updated to make it clear that this is all an April Fool’s joke.
“This website was created as an April Fool’s joke to parody Konami and the Castlevania 35th Anniversary NFT Auction and is NOT affiliated with Konami, OpenSea or the Metal Gear series,” the website reads. “Nothing on this site should be taken seriously and there are no actual NFTs for sale.”
The website statement goes on to ask Konami not to sue the site’s creator, but instead to use its resources to “purchase the historical footage licenses needed to bring MGS2 and MGS3 back into digital stores.” “.
Both Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 were withdrawn from sale in November 2021 due to the expiry of licenses for historical footage used in the games, with Konami saying it was working on renewing the licenses and asking for it “Patience and understanding while we work to make these products available for purchase again.”
Rumors of a new entry in the Metal Gear franchise have been circulating for a long time, but have yet to be confirmed by Konami. An October 2021 report claimed that Konami was working on both a new title in the series and a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3.
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