Metal Gear Solid 4: 25th Anniversary Edition spotted

New version of Konami's 2008 PlayStation 3 action game spotted at United Kingdom retailers.

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Konami is preparing a "25th Anniversary Edition" of its 2008 action game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. That's according to United Kingdom-based retailers Zavvi and ShopTo (via Eurogamer), which have posted product listings for a new PlayStation 3 game due November 30.

Konami has not announced any such product, and the publisher was not immediately available for comment.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots launched in June 2008. It did not receive any downloadable content, but a patch this summer brought Trophy support to the game. Additionally, its multiplayer component--Metal Gear Solid Online--was taken offline in June.

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration for the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Konami this summer announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes as well as a full-length feature film based on the series.

Discussion

144 comments
Man1cmanMario
Man1cmanMario

If MGS4 ever DID get another release, it should also come to the Wii U.

swyg
swyg

If only they gave out the Japanese box art of MGS4 for everyone.

oASSASSINo
oASSASSINo

Going to scoop this up, anything mgs is the shizz

Subterfuge
Subterfuge

If it adds Trophies, I'll buy it.

botswanky
botswanky

If anyone is going to bother playing an older MGS game, don't let it be MGS4, it's the weakest of the lot, game-play wise. 

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

Why would you buy this honestly? If you already own MGS4 there's no incentive and if you don't own it you can find new, sealed copies of the older version for $20 and under. You can't even play MGO anymore! :\ 

 

I'd rather have Twin Snakes ported honeslty, that way I could finish my MGS collection on PS3.

louie_cloud
louie_cloud

They shud put Mei Ling photo shoot in there like the B&B xD

RenegadeDaryl
RenegadeDaryl

Either Konami or Kojima said they would rerelease the game with trophies included on th disc when they first announced they were going to update with trophy support. so this news isn't really that supprising.

DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

"but a patch this summer brought Trophy support" OMG NO ONE TOLD ME THIS! Gonna dust it off now and play through this bad boy again.

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

I didn't know that they put trophies in the game. :-) For a period somewhere in 2009 I was checking every week the trophies dedicated sites to see if there will be ever trophy support for MGS 4! But I gradually lost my interest for the subject. And lately for  trophies/achievements in general. And for PS3/Xbox 360 games in general. lol But it is a welcomed addition nevertheless.

Nexozable
Nexozable

Soooooo...... What's it inside it? Guess we'll find out when they officially announce it.

 

Cool box art though.

UnifiedGamer
UnifiedGamer

I think best thing this anniversary edition could do if it won't have anything but already preloaded trophies, is some way to not have those blasted install screens where I watched snake puff away for 40 minutes, then you may have won me over Konami...and perhaps give me some special perk of buying this edition like say a code to early multiplayer beta if Ground Zero is going to contain MP.

AlexFili
AlexFili

What will it take for a Metal Gear Online mode/game that doesn't get taken off after 2-4 years of active service. Come on guys! Some of us want to play for the long haul!

Kickable
Kickable

as a pc user who hasnt played it yet, excuse me while i vomit

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

MGS 4 is the only one ive never played, have all the rest, might get this! 

tightwad34
tightwad34

I sold my copy of MGS4 a wile back and wish I wouldn't have. I can't find it anywhere, except online, and I hate buying stuff online. So this is nice to hear. With that, I don't really like re-releases, but I can make an exception here.

Link3301
Link3301

Hope there's a 360 version this time.

azrulshahimy
azrulshahimy

I would totally buy this again..if they get rid of the need to reinstall data every damn chapter!

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

I want a MGS1 remake with MGS4 graphics!

Sadly its never going to happen, kojima himself said so. Silicon Knights already did that poor remake on the Gamecube back in 2004.

 

Oh well, 2 multiplatform spin-offs are under way.. MG Rising and MGS Ground zeroes. Plus, MGS5 has been announced!   

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

MGS is simply the best game series i have ever played!

killip
killip

 @botswanky Gameplay wise, because you spent more time watching the bastard than playing it, you mean? lol

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

 @botswanky I have to disagree, I think this is the best Metal gear game gameplay wise and peacewalker is second. but its just my opinion :)

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

 @DeathProofDelta unfortunately it means going through the boss extreme and getting the big boss emblem again... just sayin

OreoPoptart
OreoPoptart

 @IEpic_rOxIS maybe just me it just don't feel right to play ANY MGS game on the Xbox. feel the same when they put Dead Or Alive On the PS3

Norrie91
Norrie91

 @IEpic_rOxIS People stop saying this Kojima himself even said despite afew going multiplatform MGS4 will never be on X360

RenegadeDaryl
RenegadeDaryl

 @UnifiedGamer

 you can do a one off install now with the latest patch and then never have to watch those again but takes up way more HDD space!

hollyfreak
hollyfreak

 @brainiac1988Well ,canonically , MGS Ground Zeroes is not a spin-off , just like both Portable Ops & Peace Walker weren't spin-offs either,all these titles fits into the canon storyline of the series.But the GBC MGS:Ghost Babel  &  both the PSP Acid! & Acid!2 ,together with MG Rising like you said , only these are spin-offs

venom_kiss
venom_kiss

 @OreoPoptart  @IEpic_rOxIS dude dead or alive was originally on dreamcast... the same button layouts as an xbox controller? yup cuz i have em... so wouldnt it be weird having dead or alive in an xbox? or gta on xbox... or final fantasy on xbox? 

Norrie91
Norrie91

 @xsonicchaos  @HipHopBeats Revengence AND Ground Zeroes has been confirmed for X360. Plus theres already the HD Collection (2, 3 & Peace Walker).

samsta2
samsta2

 @xsonicchaos  @Link3301 Doubt there'll be a 360 MGS4, but Ground Zeroes is also out on 360 and PC. As a PS3 owner I really don't care, I'd rather more people enjoyed the game to be honest! I'll probably get MGS: GZ on PC anyway, for the graphics 'n' stuff

Norrie91
Norrie91

 @mr_azim  @xsonicchaos  @HipHopBeats PLus every websit I've been on under Ground Zeroes says X360, PC & PS3 under consoles with a release of December 2013, the actual date in December varys though.

mr_azim
mr_azim

 @Norrie91  @xsonicchaos  @HipHopBeats Ummm..No confirmation of Ground Zeroes being on 360.... all they noted was the demo was played with a 360 controller on a PC (PC with PS3 specs).