Metal Gear Solid HD Collection delayed in Europe

[UPDATE]: North American players to receive compilation November 8, but European gamers will have to wait until February 2012 to slip back into Snake's skin.

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is going to miss its November release window in Europe, Konami confirmed today. The game is now set to be released in Europe on February 3, 2012, for the PS3 and Xbox 360, the publisher said.

Some of the familiar faces currently being remastered.

Included in the collection are the PS2 hits Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3; the PSP's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker; and the MSX origin titles Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Konami has said that Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, and Peace Walker have all been upgraded to 60-frame-per-second high-definition visuals. Peace Walker's online mode has also been included, allowing players to battle against opponents or team up in co-op mode.

The stealth action series, helmed by feted developer Hideo Kojima, started with Metal Gear in 1987 on the MSX2 and comprises more than 20 titles. The most recent release in the series is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which debuted in 2010 to critical acclaim.

[UPDATE]: Konami has since confirmed that Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will launch November 8 in North America.

For more on Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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83 comments
scarface245387
scarface245387

Really? - I just can't understand exactly what is the problem?

brutallillfjomp
brutallillfjomp

Thanks everyone for feeling sorry for us europeans ;) Does anybody have any idea why it takes another 3 damn months?

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

I feel for the European gamers. Sorry to hear. As a side note: I really like the art in the article. I just wish they included... You know... Solid Snake. ;)

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

That's nice. I was very close to throw my money to this release, so now Konami just saved me.

supertom221
supertom221

Shouldn't matter for PS3 users who can get their hands on a US copy. If you are an EU XBOX user however, weelll...... Hehe, let's just say it's a good day to have a PS3 :).

mickomania
mickomania

This is ridiculous. The game is going to be pirated for sure. How can there suddenly be a THREE MONTH delay? Someone at Konami doesn't give a crap about the European gamers.

BFKZ
BFKZ

can the ntsc version at least be region free? :p coz i can get both :D

Plataea
Plataea

Well, I guess I'll be also be importing the NA version. There won't be any DLC, I wouldn't think, so there's no reason not to. I can't wait!

CTR360
CTR360

stupid delayed anyway konami thanks for the new info for MGS rising

garrysempire
garrysempire

i hope the Asian Ver. would be on Nov.8 also

superbuuman
superbuuman

eh Konami why the delay for Europe? ...ah well guess I will be importing it.

psycho75
psycho75

here is the list of trophies/archievements to help you guys DON'T skip this game:) *Down in smoke (desorient a enemy with a cloud of smoke from a fire extinguish ) *Sexting (Otacon send a picture of a marine with no pants) *I think you need a huge (find Emma Emmeric) *Do not taze me bro (tranquilize 100 enemies) *Nothing personal (break the neck of 30 enemies) *Rent money (beat 30 enemies unconscious) *Piece of cake (complete a VR mission) * Johnny on the spot hear johnny bowelnoises on two locations) *Kissing both (kiss a poster in a locker) *Snake beater (get yourself caugh Otacon stimulating) *Spaghetti cinema (meet revolver) *Steel grip (attain a level grip) *Lights out (defeat Olga Gurlukovit) *Party's over (defeat Fatman) *No fly zone (destroy the AV-88 harrier) *No Ray Joseph (defeat metal gear ray) *Another snake bites the dust (defeat solidus snake) *Vampire slayer (defeat Vamp) *Who you gonna call (take a photograph of a ghost in hangar 20) *No boss of mine (complete boss survival) *Tell me a tale (complete all snake tales) *Great Dane (collect all 80 dog tags:D) *A cut above (beat the tanker and plant on any difficulty) *Virtualy impossible (complete all 80 missions and VR) *Young gun (submit Ocelot) *Pain releaf (defeat Pain) *If it bleads,we can kill (defeat Fear) *The End (defeat The End) *Houston we have a problem (defeat The Fury) *River of pain (defeat The Sorrow) *Shagadelic (defeat Shagohodd) *Grounded (defeat Volgin in a fist fight) *The Patriot (defeat The Boss) *Mama said (CQC slam guard and knock him out) *Like i just does not care (hold up an enemy on CQC) *Close shave (CQC slit an enemy throat) *Snake eyes (see all the first person view that are indicated by R1 button) *Called Ralph (make snake throw up) *Can i keep it (capture a animal alive) *Snake eater (eat any snake) *A good man is hard to find (achive a 100% camo index) *Problem solved,series over (create the Ocelot time paradox) *Believe it or not (cath a Tsuchinoko (mytical serpent)) *Fashionita (find every type of camo) *Only skin deep (find every type of face paint) *The early end (kill The End before the boss fight) *King of the jungle (obtain the title of Markror) *Its not easy being green (find all 64 Kerotans)this one is hard:O *Like a boss (finish the game on any difficulty) *Peace Walker (finish the game without killing anyone)

arazmanaz
arazmanaz

Absolutley gutted!!! Would an import X360 copy from america work in the UK?

Aculaser244
Aculaser244

I was really waiting for this collection, and now I have to wait till next February?!

uncagedpaul_86
uncagedpaul_86

@goodemon true, they did make a game cube version (which was awesome) Maybe they have a re-work in the makes. Im sure it will happen soon though, just look at all the HD remakes thats going on (ICO, MGS, Z.O.E, Resi 4 to name a few) wouldnt mind a gta: SA remake, that would be amazing

digi-demon
digi-demon

Well if you got a PS3 then get the USA version - they are region free no?

goodemon
goodemon

I heard that the Silent Hill Downpour game was pushed into 2012..

goodemon
goodemon

@uncagedpaul_86 Dude they already made an HD version of MGS1 on the GameCube it was Metal Gear Twin Snakes, it even supported progressive scan, why not just port that version into this one and give the fans a real trilogy...unless Silicon Knights helped developed the game, so maybe they would want to be paid royalties..

uncagedpaul_86
uncagedpaul_86

@Hillsy_ Good point. At the moment though Europe shouldnt want MGS1 as they are broke anyway, just send it to uk lol

uncagedpaul_86
uncagedpaul_86

For people wondering why they havent put the original MGS1 on here, think of it this way. They havent needed to change much (if anything) to mgs2 and mgs3, all they have done is rendered it in HD. Now, if you did that to MGS1 as it is, it would look horrible! They would have to start from scratch to make a HD MGS! which could take years, if it was so easy then they would of done that with final fantasy 7 a long time ago (i hope they do though)

Just-Breathe
Just-Breathe

Looks like I'll be scratching this one off the list....

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@uncagedpaul_86 True but...languages take time for Europe, Italian, French, German, Spanish etc...etc...usually the reason why a game is delayed. Some games have about 12 different languages inside.

liam82517
liam82517

nothing like delaying a game by a few months in one region to get people to pirate your game. good job konami!

Fritzzland
Fritzzland

Snake's skin will have to wait...

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

nooooo! I dont get this. Surely the UK version and the US versions are the same, localization wise? An explanation for the delay would have been nice, but I can wait for these epic games.

uchiha69baka
uchiha69baka

Sure it's delayed but come on guys we all know it's worth the wait.

MemberUnknown
MemberUnknown

@gam3r2011 But we can live with the fact that the colonials get it first. After all, it is their wallet that most people want in return ;)

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

I still don't understand why the original Metal Gear Solid isn't included when everything else is...

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@thribs Nah, you would see a general delay in tons of games if that were the case. (Also, they condoned 50% of Greece's debt yesterday)

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

thribs Posted Oct 27, 2011 8:43 am SST Is this because of Greece? ---------------------------------------------- could be

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Konami does not learn... still months of difference like 10 years ago?. I see a ton of PS3 imports from Canada coming (like we did with Catherine) for us poor Europeans, don't be surprised Konami if you game only sales in 360 here.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

They delay it for 3 months without explanation? I was really looking forward to it, but I doubt I'll get it now.

doolindesperado
doolindesperado

That sucks. Perhaps they will get something extra for there troubles.

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

While it is annoying that has been delayed. I will give your four reasons why that's a good thing for me. 1. Uncharted 3 2. Kirby Wii 3. Zelda Skyward Sword 4. Super Mario 3D Land. But if I do want the Metal Gear Collection NOW, I can always import from the USA since my PS3 by default is region free.

Shame-usBlackley
Shame-usBlackley

Hey guys, don't worry! It'll just give you some more time to play MGS4 again. *snickers*

WilHiteWarrior
WilHiteWarrior

:'( *Sends sympathy cards to all European MGS fans*

steven243024
steven243024

@JJB03 i think i remeber reading somewhere that if you get it on ps3 they will give you a code to download mgs1 on the psn market

JJB03
JJB03

wheres MGS1!!!!!

thribs
thribs

Is this because of Greece?

Kurushio
Kurushio

Id like to know when Rising is supposed to come out or maybe even another gameplay vid not 2.5yrs old.

gam3r2011
gam3r2011

@MemberUnknown early birds get all the worms

p3tZku
p3tZku

ofcourse delayed in europe *sigh*

MemberUnknown
MemberUnknown

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