Due out November 8 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection includes "optimized and rebuilt" versions of classic PlayStation 2 and PSP installments in Konami's stealth-action franchise. However, the publisher has even more in store for fans looking to relive Snake's history via a limited edition for the high-def compilation pack.
In addition to updated versions of Metal Gear Sold 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the limited edition of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will contain a 248-page art book and special packaging illustrated by lead artist Yoji Shinkawa. The standard iteration of the MGS HD Collection will retail for $50, but Konami did not note a price for the limited edition.
The HD updates pave the way for Konami's latest game-transferring initiative, which Konami vice president Hideo Kojima has dubbed "transfarring." Transfarring allows players to play through a game on both the PS3 and PSP by wirelessly transferring a save file between the two.
The first game to take advantage of this initiative will be the HD Collection version of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PS3. However, Kojima hopes to expand this program by bringing the transfarring functionality to PlayStation 2 games, whereby saves would be mobile to and from the PS3 and PlayStation Vita. The final evolution of this system, according to Kojima, is to create all-new games for the PS3 and PlayStation Vita that make use of transfarring.
For more on the MGS HD Collection, check out GameSpot's latest preview.