Could Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Make Its Way To Switch?

by Robert Workman

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There’s been a lot of talk as of late as to how Nintendo is approaching its Virtual Console service on Nintendo Switch. Of course, some of you are saying, “What Virtual Console service?” Relax, guys, it’s coming. But the question is, will it bring GameCube games?

We’ve already talked at great length about the possibility of the format being revisited on the Switch, with various digital releases in the works, including Eternal Darkness, which Nintendo filed a copyright for. But, for that matter, we’d also like to see a sleeper hit emerge from the console’s glory days – Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.

For those that missed it the first time around, The Twin Snakes is essentially a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid, a work created by the developers at Silicon Knights (Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain) and Nintendo, with Konami obviously licensing the franchise to them. But could we see it again?

Denis Dyack, the former president of the company (which has seen a long string of legal troubles due to its usage of the Unreal Engine technology), answered a few questions on Twitter the other day, and one person asked if it would be possible to make a port of Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes happen on Nintendo Switch. Surprisingly enough, Dyack responded with a simple, to the point response: “Yes.”

However, that’s by no means a confirmation. Dyack doesn’t even work for Silicon Knights anymore; Konami’s forays into video gaming these days are few and far between (although Super Bomberman R did just come out for the Switch); and Nintendo hasn’t said a word about any sort of GameCube projects coming to the system. So, at this point, it’s still a long shot, and nothing is confirmed.

Still, it’s nice to know that Dyack is confident that a port could happen with the right people behind it, and fans could celebrate the classic Solid Snake legacy one more time, either from the convenience of their home or on the go.

We’ll let you know once Nintendo confirms whatever its plans are for the GameCube Virtual Console service. For now, though, watch the trailer below, and dream on.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.