Metal Gear Solid HD Collection LE inbound

Konami offering top-tier SKU for high-def Xbox 360 and PS3 bundle that includes 248-page art book, special packaging designed by lead artist.

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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.

MGS HD LTD ED.

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.

Discussion

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hammertime1080
hammertime1080

@MightyWings I agree with you. I had PS 1 and 2 but not 3 so I've been really going through hell trying to get over the fact that there is no Metal Gear on the 360. BTW MGS is not where it all started but rather just modernized the series. But I get what you were saying and also wish it was in the bundle.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@suprsolider While you're entitled to your opinion, I think a lot of people will disagree with you concerning your feelings on the 360, and it should just be thrown in the trash. If you enjoy good games,or just like playing good games period, well then the 360 has a very nice library for that. It's just very hard to deny it's vast gaming library. Maybe not the best hardware at launch, but it's software is what kept it going, and is keeping it going, along with the juggernaut of Xbox Live.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

This is a refreshing change, well at least with the bundle coming to the 360, since most of the bundles are for the PS3. I like this option and so far I have only a few, like the Prince of Persia bundle, and the Shadow of colossus/Ico bundle. I think my next one will be the Splinter Cell bundle, then maybe this MGS one. Even if this one does come out for the 360 I think I'll still end up getting it for my PS3, mainly because I have 280gb left on that hard drive, vs only 25gb left on my 120gb 360.

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

@suprsolider I lol at fanboys like you.

Gusz2
Gusz2

anybody else heard something about remake of the MSG1 for the new generation?????

fadersdream
fadersdream

@suprsolider I think this will sell, but who gives a crap at this point? Why are you so excited?

suprsolider
suprsolider

@Philly1UPer As for your comments, last time I checked Metal Gear started on the MSX computer system in Japan in 1987. A Year later the NES got a butchered port that Kojima thinks is garbage. My point still stands Xbox does not deserve Metal Gear, nor will they ever get MGS4, Xbox deserves to be thrown in the garbage that is all it's good for.

suprsolider
suprsolider

@Philly1UPer, The problem with your comment is that I never modded anyone. I don't talk to the mods, I don't care what they say. Someone else marked you, I know it wasn't me. You think I care about your bullsh!t opinion, I seriously don't.

Motroucet
Motroucet

Most definitely pre-ordering my Limited Edition. :)

MightyWings
MightyWings

I've always been a Playstation person and own ps1,2,3 and am really glad that xbox owners and new gamers will be able to experience the MGS saga. For me this was more of an experience. It's sad that they havn't included MGS 1 since thats where it all started. When I reached Shadow Moses in MGS4 and Best is Yet to Come started playing, it was a really moving moment and when voices about HIND started and that broken down CCTV camera fell, it brougth back the memories of time when I was sitting in my room long time back playing MGS1 on a SD TV even though i had college in the morning. Just made me feel like so much time had past and that it wasn't just Snake who had gotten older. Cannot thank Hideo Kojima enough for an experience like that which took 13 year approx in the making. Have faith that the best is yet to come.....

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@suprsolider Ahhh, felt a tad bit too salty after I pretty much proved you were wrong to the point of modding me? You can call me an idiot, but if I call you a moron your going to be butthurt to the point of telling on me to the mods like a 5th grader? man up. Its the Internet. Opinions will always be different.

Kuraime
Kuraime

Nice to see that xbox360 is finally getting the MGS saga as well. One small step for a game company. One huge leap for the unification of all gamers.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

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DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@chazy035 I wasn't being sarcastic. I was being serious.

chazy035
chazy035

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method115
method115

I might get this. I played and beat the first one like 3 years ago. The second one is really hard to get in to. I've tried like three different times.

OLD_Roger
OLD_Roger

Looks great. But that "T-M" from ESRB screwed the boxart.

suprsolider
suprsolider

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DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@chazy035 How's Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D any different from this? These are both ports, and neither milk the franchises. Not to mention, Super Mario All-Stars... Also, this is neither Microsoft's nor Sony's property. Next time, validate your argument.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

Would have been real nice, I mean something really special if they put metal gear solid 1 in there instead of the psp game. And I'm talking about the revamped one for gamecube, with the updated graphics and everything. I mean what ever happened to that game? Many new gamers need to see how it all got started. Man that would have been a great package, then put the three or four metal gear psp games on a blu ray. Nobody ever listens to me. Lol

MetalMan300
MetalMan300

@anthonycg Get it dude! It's not outstanding, but it's pretty fun, and it's like $5 in stores now haha. Definitely worth the money!

MetalMan300
MetalMan300

Sick! I've never played MGS being an Xbox gamer, so now I'll finally have that chance. Between Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary and this, I'm more pumped for lower priced remakes like these than "new games" like Call of Duty and Battlefield. If MGS had the graphics swapping feature from CE Anniversary I'd be pumped, but I think that's probably a stretch lol. Either way, count me in!

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

I love remakes. I think that when developers screw up the game so that it doesn't feel like anything it originally felt means that they failed. But I think all remakes should include the swapping from HD to original graphics option that Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary has. It's just simply a great idea. Well, I'm looking forward to this. :D

chazy035
chazy035

Gawd i hate ports. Theres a Vita version too!? Quit milking the franchise sony and microsoft. That's why i love Nintendo, they always make 'new' games for each console.......................................................... 0______0

aaronm90
aaronm90

warhawk-geeby said... It hurts my eyes to see the MGS HD Bundle with 'XBOX 360' slapped across it.. ____________________________________________________________ If I had to answer, I'd say that I qualify as a PS3 fanboy. I own all current and prev. gen consoles, and simply due to reliability, technology, and exclusive titles- I love my PS3 above and beyond anything else. However, I am THRILLED that this is being released on Xbox 360. Heres why... I started off on Xbox, then Xbox 360. A few red rings later, I read a review about a game called Metal Gear Solid 4. I could hardly believe that it was a game, simply because of ALL that it was. I could hardly grasp the brilliance of it. What made it worse was that it was Metal Gear solid "4" How could I have missed 3 previous entries in this series? Within a week, I traded in my 360 and was playing through MGS 4, redefining the parameters of what a game could achieve. I bought MGS1 on the psn shortly after, my first ps2 along with MGS2, and MGS3 Subsistance (making sure I didnt get Snake Eater.) Finally, I pushed myself to get a 60gb PS3 launch model so I could play my beloved PS2 titles, primarily MGS, and make them look as good as possible. Now, not everyone has devotion, liberty, or funds to do that. Maybe some simply wont forfeit their 360 and all their games just to experience Hideo Kojima's brilliance. This collection is bringing it to everyone for $50 in less than a month and that, my friend, is awesome.

syam32245340
syam32245340

And I don't see this one as milking the franchise because I don't own ps2 and haven't played no. 2 and 3 and this is my golden opportunity to play the series on my ps3. enough said.

blackace
blackace

@DanteKilla said: @blackace, first off MGS4 almost filled the blu-ray data disk, so I doubt they could fit MGS,MGS2,3 and 4 all on one disk, especially since it's coming for xbox aswell,imagine how many disks they would need. They thought about disk space and therefore included the games that they considered most important. As I've already mentioned, mgs4 is out of the question, also since it's already on ps3, why put it on again? This would mean that people who already had it on ps3 would think they were getting ripped off. Same goes for mgs, people may already have bought it from psn, so if they paid £10 for it and now it comes out on a collection, they're going to feel abit annoyed. So, that leaves mgs2, 3, and PW, which have never been on ps3. Great choice in my opinion and i'll definetely be getting it. ******************************************************************* Who said anything about being on one disk. They can be on multiple disks. They can port MGS4 to the XBox 360. Might take some time, but they could throw it on 3 disks. The original MGS should be a no brainer though. If the collection is only $40 or $50, no one is being ripped off. I'm not getting it, as I already own them all for the PS2. I can get PW for the PSP.

superbuuman
superbuuman

nice, never did get a chance to play 2 & 3..will be getting this :)

NightFox313
NightFox313

Can't wait for this one, I love playing the classics. Peace Walker is pretty new for me so this is a must buy.

mechag2
mechag2

@jaymo1978 In the article, MGS2 & MGS3 are referred to as Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater respectively instead of Substance and Subsistence. So I was a bit confused (and upset). lol I didn't see Kojima's Twitter post, so I didn't know. I assume this was simply a reporting error on GameSpot's part then.

emperiox
emperiox

I've never played a MGS game...am I still a gamer?

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

I'm less interested cause it doesn't have MGS1 HD

Vambran
Vambran

I'm leery of so called "Special packaging" half the time when you buy a limited edition game, it comes in a bland or cardboard case. But they give you a bunch of paper fold outs with pictures to make you feel good.

Norrie91
Norrie91

In the article it says December 8th but under the actual game title it says November 29th, so when does this actually come out?

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@snake3rules Trueachievements.com Really good community driven site.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

@mrzero1982pt2 Yea hack and slash is not for me. I played MG on the PS2 and it was alright. God of War looks though. My favorite game besides uncharted 2 on PS3 is Disc Golf Sports Champions. I am eagerly awaiting Twisted Metal. Hopefully it is done right!

anthonycg
anthonycg

I can't believe you xbox people are complaining about new games. I still haven't gotten to play Perfect Dark Zero....

Zackarias-313
Zackarias-313

...and yet they left out MG:S for PSX, which was the best in the entire series. A collection that starts without the original...how brilliantly lame! (and yes I know MGS wasn't the first Metal Gear game, just in the "solid" series)

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@sleepnsurf wow, as an xbox owner i have to say you are on something bad. i love uncharted, and owned all of the god of war games and beat them on the hardest levels and played some of god of war 3 and loved it. i can not wait to get my hands on this. the last game i played on my ps2 was metal gear solid 2, and never played 3, so yeah, my time will be on mgs 3 and peace walker!!!!!

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@sleepnsurf Cool, that's your opinion. Don't expect everyone to agree with it though.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@sleepnsurf And here I like a lot of the PS exclusives (some are over rated a little but still good) but hate uncharted :/

shkar
shkar

enough milking this LEGENDARY FRANCHISE already.......

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Oh yea and I have God of War 3 on my PS. By the way, sucks! I hate it! The Sony exclusives are junk imo except for Uncharted. Yup I said it!

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Keep this stupid exclusive sony. Solid Snake is lame.

jjjrrr11211
jjjrrr11211

it's coming out for the xbox?! what else god of war 4?

cellfone06
cellfone06

@jango195 im pretty sure its the substance and subsistance versions which will be awesome!