Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders HD remakes coming to PS3, 360

E3 2011: Konami releasing Sons of Liberty, Snake Eater, Peace Walker in one console package in November; updated ZOE duo coming in 2012; Transfarring announced.

HD remakes have been all the rage with veteran publishers looking to exploit their back catalogs of late, and Konami is no exception. In addition to its Silent Hill HD update, Konami said today as part of its pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference that it is planning similar treatments for a handful of titles that fall in Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders franchises.

Peace Walker is slipping onto the PS3 and 360 in November.

Konami will release the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and the Zone of the Enders HD Collection not just for the PlayStation 3. A first for both the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders franchises, the two HD Collections will also be released for the Xbox 360.

The MGS HD Collection, which is due this November, will include high-definition updates for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and the highly regarded recent PSP release, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Both the original and second Zone of the Enders will be packaged into one box for its HD Collection release, which is currently slated for 2012.

Konami emphasized that both HD remakes are more than just emulator-based updates. The games are being "optimized and rebuilt" for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with a new user interface customized for HD resolutions. Konami has also redrawn the games' 2D art, effects, and fonts; improved audio quality; and included trophies and achievements. Force feedback and right analog stick functionality have also been added.

The HD updates pave the way for Konami's latest game-transferring initiative, which Konami vice president Hideo Kojima has dubbed "Transfarring." Currently compatible with PS3 and PSP titles, Transfarring operates much like Sony's recently announced PSP Remaster program, where consumers can wirelessly transfer their save files between the PS3 and PSP versions of a game.

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 are mobile to and from the PS3 and NGP. The final evolution of this system, according to Kojima, is to create all-new games for the PS3 and NGP that make use of Transfarring.

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ihaveaface
ihaveaface

By HD, do they mean current gen graphics?

hithummah
hithummah

you stupid ass KONAMI, do more than HD up-scaling, blurry textures and huge polygons. at least use new graphic engines and show as better lighting effects and shadows.

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

@Gaz08 YES!!! I'm gonna buy it! day 1!! for my Xbox360 :D

garrysempire
garrysempire

why did they let Mr. Shinkawa's subbed voice likened to the voice subs in the Kung-Pow movie? (the one who said "He's alive Betty! He's alive Betty!)

pie369
pie369

These are probably running on the same game engine as the original versions, just with updated graphics and such. MGS 1 would need a new engine to remake it in HD. Also the original MGS is on psn.

enagenado
enagenado

Something its not right in here, the idea its great but where is ¿MGS1 HD? like other guy said, you could include even MGS twin snake, if you dont want to remake it.

simon_levane
simon_levane

Why couldn't they include MGS 2 Substance and MGS 3 Subsistence (complete with online) instead? Something tells me Peace Walker won't include multiplayer.

Leon_Almeida
Leon_Almeida

Metaru Gia Soriddo Peace Walker on PS3 *____*

SideWays408
SideWays408

Lets see a remake HD of Final Fantasy 7!!!

xXCloud99Xx
xXCloud99Xx

they could have at least made a hd ver. of twin snakes if they didn't wanna redo the original....

omid_ghost
omid_ghost

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chyng85
chyng85

Yeah MGS1 is really classic~

Raykuza
Raykuza

Aw, I just bought the Metal Gear Solid Collection for PS1/2.

GbreakerDX
GbreakerDX

thats awesome! hope they will pull through for it!

hulk2646
hulk2646

please don't forget pc please

metaltorn
metaltorn

how about MGS1 and is this in cd or those $#!%y @$$ downloads?

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

So I take it we won't see MGS: Rising until 2012?? Still, pretty awesome to have those games remade.

ronaldmcreagan
ronaldmcreagan

Is it true that you can't play Metal Gear Solid 1 on the new PS3 slims?

Duke_51
Duke_51

This is going to kick ass. Haven't played an MGS game since forever... one of the drawbacks of only owning a 360.

canand3
canand3

@zzamaro Yeah I want a MGS2 game for Project Cafe or Nintendo 3DS.

fedetaco
fedetaco

I think this re-make thing is the new business....I think we have to wait little to see MG4 in 360 in the same way we now see Mass Effect 2 in Ps3......the problem is I am still waiting for Crysis(PC) :-(

fedetaco
fedetaco

Lucky day for those who are collectors, In my opinion MG sons of liberty is better than snake eater. However, it is good that we are gonna have the chance to play Peace Walker( I don't have a Psp).....but the very Best is still MGS: guns of the patriots...well maybe for now cus MG: Rising looks sick(crazy, insane....so F#$%@ Awesome)

Bruchko7
Bruchko7

@masterds64 Yes, they do have the original MGS1 on the PSN. However, I want a physical copy of the game included with the HD collection. The problem with digital mediums is that they are not indefinitely supported. What happens when your PS3 crashes and the PSN is down? What happens when you lose everything on your harddrive and PS4 is the only format Sony is supporting? This is why I want the game on a physical disc. Like I said, just include the PSN MGS1 game on the HD bluray and I am extremely satisfied. ***NO VOUCHER THOUGH

maptheninja
maptheninja

MGS 3 was probably one of my favorites

Sam_2006
Sam_2006

Going back to the forest in HD? sing me up.

johnbesi
johnbesi

what konami was thinking ?not including the original metal gear and silent hill in the hd remakes? these games are still here because of the original,doesn't make any sense to me.just plain stupid big mistake konami !!! mgs $ sh -still one of my favorite games,if you never played the series you should start from the beginning !(not the second)

SgtDarthVader
SgtDarthVader

I only played MGS4, So I'm really looking forward to this! :D

MJ_kratos
MJ_kratos

Oh , Thank U konami ! I love Snake Eater

itonk_croco
itonk_croco

oh my god.... is that Contra?? they want to remake those game??? I cant waiting...!!

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

Why not the original Metal Gear Solid from PSone? I never played it. only 2 and 3(which I never bothered to beat). I would love to play this from the beginning (Yes, i know, other Metal Gear Games for even older consoles. whatever). So seriously? why start with 2? Do they love Raiden that much?

Mr_Zanaforia
Mr_Zanaforia

Great news. Snake Eater was one of the best games ever created. Can't wait to play it again for 360.

lifemeister
lifemeister

@snake1mi Uh, 360 & PS3 controllers have the same buttons. I enjoy the weightlessness of PS3's, and the curvation and solidness of 360's. Multi-platform = good for everyone.

sambear4
sambear4

Why so many remake games? Does Konami don't have any new idea?

Iamshmee
Iamshmee

Even though I already played through MGS 4 on a friends PS3, I would like to see it port to the 360 too... I don't care if they multi-disk it, I just don't have a need to own multiple systems and don't have much reason to buy a ps3.

masterds64
masterds64

@Bruchko7 There is mgs1 already on the psn, and they done a remake of it with features and abilities/graphics from mgs2 called "twin snakes", a gamecube release only though, one which I enjoyed quite well :)

Bruchko7
Bruchko7

I'm very disappointed to see MGS1 left out of the collection. Konami, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...just include the MGS1 game from the Essential Collection on the bluray disc. After what happened to the PSN, I have no confidence in relying on a digital download for a futureproof MGS collection. All I want is the 16:9 version from the essential collection included on the disc. No remastering necessary! If you include MGS1 on the disc (and not just a PSN voucher), this will be a Pre-Order from me! Thanks for listening Konami reps!

A7Lover55
A7Lover55

thumbs up for metal gear solid !

aladin395
aladin395

Terrific news !! I was dreaming for this to happend !! and Kojima was listening :) . Metal Gear Solid franchise is The Best Games EVER !! No game even came close !! I would love to play all the games in HD over and over again.

cstv
cstv

x boxers will finally get a taste of true gaming...about time

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Seems like without the first metal gear I'm a little at odds with any reason to buy a 'collection'. I mean minor HD upgrades never tempt me to rebuy games unless I've lost them or never had them.

ronaldmcreagan
ronaldmcreagan

This is great news. Although it would have been nice if they would have also included the first Metal Gear Solid. I know there's a lot of people that refuse to play any series if they haven't played the original. If Konami would offer all the Metal Gear Solid games in one package, it would only help them sell more units of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5.

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

ummmm. wheres ZOE 3 and 4..... damn it Konami A remake is cool and awsome but come on, they wait this late to do a remake of ZOE when there could have been a remake like 4 yrs. ago and instead of just now announcing a remake anounce a new game...@$$%$%%$!%^^#%@!^&&**!!!!!!!!!! what are we gonna do with these big companies?