The announcement comes via the official Japanese Twitter page.
The post celebrates the franchise’s 35th anniversary and states, “We are preparing to resume sales of titles that have been temporarily suspended.”
This is presumably in reference to both Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, which were temporarily removed from digital storefronts on November 8, 2021. The reasoning was due to the licenses of the historical footage used in the game expiring, although at the time, Konami assured fans that it would be working to bring them back.
The titles were pulled from PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, GOG, and PlayStation Now. Snake Eater 3D was also pulled from the 3DS store, although it’s worth noting that the storefront is shutting down in March 2023 regardless.