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Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol.1 Will Let Players Recreate Classic Psycho Mantis Save Data Scene

Konami has revealed that Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol.1 will allow players to create save files for PSOne games for use in Metal Gear Solid, which will recreate a classic scene involving the boss fight with Psycho Mantis.

If you’re scratching your head wondering what I’m on about, the original MGS featured a scene with Mantis where he was able to read your memory card if you happen to have saves from other Konami games on it. This differed between the Japanese and international versions of the game, but it was an interesting feature that was also replicated in the GameCube remake, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.

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Here, Psycho Mantis would also be able to read your memory card saves from a greater range of titles, including non-Konami titles such as Super Mario Sunshine. He also made your pad vibrate using ‘the power of [his] mind.’

The collection will allow you to create dummy save data for select games to prompt unique dialogue from Psycho Mantis, including titles such as Vandal Hearts, Castlevania, Suikoden, and Silent Hill. The Japanese version of the Master Collection adds other tiles such as Policenauts and Snatcher.

Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol.1 is out on October 24, 2023 for PS5, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X/S.