Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection confirmed

Konami marking franchise's 25th anniversary with PS3-exclusive bundle that spans the entire franchise.

The rumor was right. Konami today confirmed Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, slating the comprehensive PlayStation 3-exclusive bundle to arrive this June. A price was not specified.

Hideo Kojima teased the project last week, revealing an image of the game's box art. In addition, the Korean Game Ratings board had published an entry for the bundle.

The Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection will be released to mark the franchise's 25th anniversary. The bundle includes Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (including the original MSX versions of the first two games), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition.

On top of the games, the compilation pack will also include two Ashley Wood digital graphic novels, though they were not specified.

Upcoming Metal Gear Solid games include Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Release dates for both games have not been announced.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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rscayab
rscayab

Guys i need help, should i buy this legacy collection? im a metal gear fan and had the hd collection on the vita which includes metal gear 2 and 3. Though i havent played mgs4 (which i know its the best game in the series close to mgs3), peace walker and portable ops. So should i buy this one? thanks for replying

metalgear-solid
metalgear-solid

Does Kojima even remember that Konami also released the CANON Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. I'd quite fancy trying it out.

wolfmgs
wolfmgs

So hideo fucking kojima was my money wasted on metal gear solid collection? because i pay the same for that game that for this legacy and this game have 2 mgs games more.... what a thieves

LipsSinkShips
LipsSinkShips

OH GOD..... Looks like I'm going to FINALLY buy a Playstation.... Damn it. And I've lasted SOOOO long

HerbalVideogame
HerbalVideogame

I know, wtf?  I was hoping they would give us The Twin Snakes in this package, all nice and pretty in HD.  In the humble words of Snake..."Kojima, what the hell?"

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COMPANY!?

Don't give us the original CRAPPY MGS...

Give us THE TWIN SNAKES.

It was the ONLY good game in the series, and it deserves better than being on GAMECUBE of all systems...

knife_expert96
knife_expert96

hmm this is gonna be expensive! 
definitely more than $60 i guess. maybe $80 or $100

Naoto17
Naoto17

Not for Wii U? Don't care 

Rovelius
Rovelius

Metal Gear Collection on PS2, then Metal Gear HD Collection, then Metal Gear Legacy Collection...

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Release MGS2 uncut. MGS2 in the collection is censored.

SunnySkyNL
SunnySkyNL

I never took the time to play all the games myself. I have seen large parts of all games from when my younger brother played them, even the very first one on the NES. I almost bought the HD collection but now I'm glad I didn't. This ultimed collection with even the very first 2 metal gear games is absolutely awesome, now I just hope that it will come to Europe as well so I can start playing the metal gear series from the very start.

Ben Colvin
Ben Colvin

If it's only for Playstation I don't like this world anymore

Matthew A Matter
Matthew A Matter

I'd like to know if they're going to include the things that were missing from MGS3 in the HD Collection, Secret Theatre and the minigames Snake vs. Monkey and Guy Savage in particular.

Vodoo
Vodoo

It'll probably be $150-$200 anyway. Most people played these games already and won't wanna drop a wad of cash on this.

Neyowolf
Neyowolf

Do not release the HD editions again. Release the originals with trophies. Those are the only games that matter, and the series is being destroyed by offering a gimmicky 'HD' edition. The originals looks better, play better, less glitchy, and it left Kojima's desk directly. 
The HD editions are made by BluePoint, not Kojima, and it shows.

Neyowolf
Neyowolf

The HD editions are inferior to the originals. MGS2 and 3 scenes were not designed to run at that high of a resolution and draw distance. It ruins the immersion.

Link592
Link592

I'm glad this is a ps3 exclusive, the way it should be.

Link592
Link592

I'm going to hide in my box until this comes out.

Gus_Bliss
Gus_Bliss

@metalgear-solid Portable ops was f**king awesome, had an amazing storyline and the cut scenes were amazing.

Princess_Rectum
Princess_Rectum

@VenkmanPHD I think venkman is being sarcastic, you guys.  Nobody liked Twin Snakes.  The awesome voice acting was cheapened with overly dramatic dialogue, the graphics were actually WORSE than the graphics on Sons of Liberty (Gamecube did have a more powerful GPU than the PS2)

Dexter1989_1
Dexter1989_1

@VenkmanPHD that game is the worst remake. did you listen to the characters there ? it sounds like "talking dolls". and those lame slow-mo effects, that's crappy.

the original MGS is what we need. and what newcomers need if they decide to play all of these.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

@VenkmanPHD What??? Ok i never played the remake for the GC but the original MGS is a CLASSIC. Are u out of ur mind? MGS4?????with Trphies??? Fuck that shit thats the worst game in the franchise i prefer the acid series.

wolfmgs
wolfmgs

@Connor Mogwai Harper its already being stated that it wont xbox 360 cant run mgs4 and because fideo kojima didnt want to port it in 360

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@Naoto17 Why would you even expect this to be for the Wii U? Metal Gear hasn't had a solid link to Nintendo since Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.  Twin Snakes was just a huge favor done by Konami for Nintendo, but Metal Gear Solid and up has primarily been on Sony equipment.  Nothing surprising here.

wolfmgs
wolfmgs

@Rovelius and i have buyed the previous 2 theyre a bunch of bastards

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Ben Colvin ...How are you gonna fit all that on a DL DVD? Oh yeah... you can't. I am an xbox fan above all, but it doesn't take a genius to realize the amount of data there HAS to be on a Blu-ray.

Don't be so daft.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Matthew A Matter The only thing missing from this and that is the only game in this whole series that even matters.

THE TWIN SNAKES

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@NeyowolfThe HD version of Snake Eater is great imo. The only thing they left out is snakes nightmare and the monkey hunt mini game. The MGS2 hd is censored, you no longer see blood stains on enemy bodies from where your bullets hit, now its blood spray only out of invisible wounds. it's a minor detail but still sucks. Peace Walker HD is crap.

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

@Link592 Um, there is ZERO reason it should even be on PS3, yet alone exclusive to it. If anything, it should be on Wii U (which is superior to PS3).

vel0001
vel0001

@Link592 Why?
Only reason it's exculsive is probably because of MGS4, i don't get what releasing it on another console would do to you though?

Would you really have a bitch fit simply because it's released on another console?

Uiltetwr
Uiltetwr

@Dexter1989_1 @VenkmanPHD Why not both, like have an option in the menu for HD setting or SD and it switchs between twin snakes and original, And how dare you say acid is better than MGS4 you are damn crazy, MGS4 is best one, only a little ahead of MGS3 the second best

SunnySkyNL
SunnySkyNL

@Dredcrumb9 @SunnySkyNL Yes I found that out yesterday as well, very cool but for me this collection is better because I don't own any metal gear yet so this gives me everything at once :D Thanks for the tip though :)

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

@VenkmanPHD Yeah because MGS4 duhhhhhhh. Anyway aside form that xbox owners alredy have the MGS collection. or it was  PS3 only too? Dont know i have it for ps3 ( was a gift)

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

@TJSpyke @Link592 

Look brah, I know you need to give yourself a reason to think you didn't waste your money by getting a Wii U, but be serious.

roman4545
roman4545

@vel0001 @Link592  

because MGS has always been with Sony... and where Snake really belong with the Playstation family team.. just like Drake, Kratos etc...

and others also belong to their own home.. Master Chief and Donkey Kong... thou it is nice to see a spin off but still original character should stay original !

SunnySkyNL
SunnySkyNL

@CRAPCOM1926 @SunnySkyNL @Dredcrumb9 Yes You're right. My brother told me that he downloaded and played the original MG en MG2 on an emulator on the PC, I forgot. Never played them myself so this is my chance :) I remember the NES version had a super computer as a last boss if I'm correct and I always thought that was strange.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

@SunnySkyNL @Dredcrumb9 The Metal gear in NESS IS NOT METALGEAR is a  crappy port. The MG included are the original Metalgear 1 for the MSX ( Japan only) and Metal gear 2: Snakes revenge.

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

@roman4545 @Dredcrumb9 No is not. MG started in the console MSX  In JAPAN. The Metalgear game In the Nes is a tottally different game and it sucks. Also the coverart is the actor from terminator 1.

roman4545
roman4545

@vel0001

I know MSG2 and 3 is not only exclusive for ps2 but for xbox aswell but do you see why msg doesnt fit well with xbox ? never mind the sales on how it did but  just look at the control...  some stealth buttons doesnt fit like the ps2, ps3 control.. like the pressure when you need to press hold (light) and press hold (heavy). This is the same exact problem with the MGS: HD for 360 and guess what it dint sold well compare to PS3.. 

It is good to be on multi-platform but when it comes to character i dont see why would you put the character for another console when the current one is excellent. Why would you put Master Chief in Nintendo land where it doesnt suppose to be, unless you making an spinoff or special guest.. but for permanent it doesnt make sense. Snake belongs to Sony thats where he belongs and where he becomes famous. 



vel0001
vel0001

@roman4545 @vel0001 You make it sound like MGS has never been on any other consoles before, mgs 2 and 3 have both been on non-sony consoles, metal gear originally started on a non-sony console too.

It's not developed by a sony owned studio or anything like that, there's no reason for it to be exclusive at all.