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Konami Pegs Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for November 8

Play through just about everything in the Metal Gear series all over again next month.

According to Hideo Kojima's Twitter account, he's playing close attention to these ports.

You would think we should know about every video game coming out this fall already, but Konami only decided today to nail down a release date for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection: November 8.

The collection bundles together high-definition versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, in addition to ports of the MSX2 versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

The only thing the package is missing is the original Metal Gear Solid, which you can purchase over PlayStation Network. Xbox 360 owners are out of luck for the time being, and Konami appears to be conveniently forgetting the Metal Gear Solid remake that Silicon Knights worked on.

I’m actually looking forward to finally playing Peace Walker, which I’d passed over because I didn’t feel like playing a modern Metal Gear Solid game without a second analog stick.

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Posted by patrickklepek
According to Hideo Kojima's Twitter account, he's playing close attention to these ports.

You would think we should know about every video game coming out this fall already, but Konami only decided today to nail down a release date for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection: November 8.

The collection bundles together high-definition versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, in addition to ports of the MSX2 versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

The only thing the package is missing is the original Metal Gear Solid, which you can purchase over PlayStation Network. Xbox 360 owners are out of luck for the time being, and Konami appears to be conveniently forgetting the Metal Gear Solid remake that Silicon Knights worked on.

I’m actually looking forward to finally playing Peace Walker, which I’d passed over because I didn’t feel like playing a modern Metal Gear Solid game without a second analog stick.

Posted by Crypt135

cool

Posted by Hailinel

Patrick, The Twin Snakes was co-produced with Nintendo's help. Are you sure that Konami would be able to release it on a non-Nintendo platform?

Posted by Hizang

Any news on UK release date?

Posted by Aarny91

I heard it got pushed back, but this says otherwise. I AM SO CONFUSEEE

Posted by BatmanReturned

Yeah The Twin Snakes is Co-Produced by Nintendo. They own half that game which is why it will never be rereleased in HD on another console. Funny everyone bemoans the lack of it in the collection but nobody paid enough attention back in the day as to why it was a GameCube exclusive. I

Posted by Ruken

Ok awesome, but is thie original MGS on PSN going to be a remade HD version or just the original?

Edited by Little_Socrates

Is the price announced?

EDIT: The answer is yes, the game will go for $50 USD.

Posted by vancealmighty

Oh, lord. I've been waiting for this for a loooooooooooooong time.

Posted by gla55jAw

I pre-ordered my LE game yesterday. Pretty pumped to play through these games for the first time in years.

Posted by 234r2we232
Posted by WinterSnowblind

@sofacitysweetheart said:

@Hizang said:

Any news on UK release date?

Next year :(

Luckily, the PS3 is region free, so just import.

Posted by Chris2KLee

Loved Peace Walker, glad more people are going to get a chance to play it.

Posted by Krummey
@Ruken I think he means the original version which is already available on PSN.
Posted by EvilNiGHTS

@WinterSnowblind: Considering that. Although there haven't been any obvious differences between PS3 and 360 versions, I get the impression that a DualShock will be the way to go anyway.

Posted by Rirse

So how did the old Metal Gear Solid 2 X-Box Edition play? I'm betting the controls from it are being used for this collection (minus the change on the Black/White buttons).

Posted by Ruken

@Krummey:

ah my bad :)

Posted by GozerTC

Honestly don't care about the MGS re-release/remake whatever we call these. What I DO want to hear about is the Zone of the Enders remakes. ANy release schedule on those?

Posted by shinluis

@GozerTC said:

Honestly don't care about the MGS re-release/remake whatever we call these. What I DO want to hear about is the Zone of the Enders remakes. ANy release schedule on those?

you don't know what you're missing. oh well.

Posted by Gatz

That's surprising. I'd figured it would've dropped in 2012.

Glad it's coming out. Peacewalker deserved better than the PSP

Posted by Special_K

Looking forward to this. I personally love these HD remakes, the originals are hard to go back to on an HDTV. Wish we were getting the other PSP games, though.

Posted by kennybaese

I think I'll pick these up. The lack of an MGS 1 update is a bummer (the one on PSN is just a straight port of the PS1 game, I believe) but Twin Snakes being exclusive to the GCN means that I'm not surprised it's not on here.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@EvilNiGHTS said:

@WinterSnowblind: Considering that. Although there haven't been any obvious differences between PS3 and 360 versions, I get the impression that a DualShock will be the way to go anyway.

I actually completely forgot there was a 360 version. I'd actually prefer to use the 360's controller, and I don't mind waiting for the game, since there's so much else coming out right now anyway.. but yeah, importing is easy enough if you really want it now (and have a PS3).

Posted by MormonWarrior

That Silicon Knights remake was actually pretty bad, I thought. They just inserted bullet time into every cutscene, re-recorded already great dialogue, and somehow couldn't make the game look as nice as MGS2 on the PS2, even though the GameCube was much more powerful. The controls were awful too. I prefer the PS-X original.

I'm a little more bummed at the lack of Portable Ops. I bought that on the PSN store when I had a PSP a while ago, but I don't have one anymore so I haven't played it much.

Posted by heatDrive88

I can't remember, but are the face buttons on an Xbox 350 Controller analog? If I recall, MGS3 required a lot of analog control regarding the face buttons, and I am unsure how an Xbox 360 controller can handle that if it's not capable.

Posted by WJist

This is a cool package if only to explore Peace Walker's multiplayer options. I missed out on that because no one I know owns a PSP, but those Outer Heaven mechanics were extremely addicting. And MGS is a fantastic series, even when it gets weird. Experience it again for the first time remixed in a different package!

Posted by nintendoeats

I kind of just want that version of the original Metal Gear.

Posted by TheBlackPigeon

Personally, I could care less if they never re-release Twin Snakes. The cinematics were a bit too "Matrix" for my tastes, and implementing MGS2 mechanics into the original game was damn near cheating.

What IS cool, however, is that the version of MGS3 featured in the HD collection is Subsistence, which included ports of the MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. So, technically, you're getting FIVE games.

Posted by Humanity

@shinluis said:

@GozerTC said:

Honestly don't care about the MGS re-release/remake whatever we call these. What I DO want to hear about is the Zone of the Enders remakes. ANy release schedule on those?

you don't know what you're missing. oh well.

No I'm with him on this one. I've played so much Metal Gear already that despite loving the series I'm kind of done. MGS4 wrapped things up for me quite well. On the other hand I LOVED Zone of the Enders 2 - my FIRST Playstation 2 game and one that I have super fond memories of to this very day. Dipping Ken into lava so she'd only be wearing underwear in the cutscenes following that level..ah...fond memories...zero shift..

Can't wait to play it in Hi-def ULTRA quality 16:9

Posted by Badass

@heatDrive88 said:

I can't remember, but are the face buttons on an Xbox 350 Controller analog? If I recall, MGS3 required a lot of analog control regarding the face buttons, and I am unsure how an Xbox 360 controller can handle that if it's not capable.

You're totally right. I had planned to get this on 360, but I hadn't even thought of that. Like IIRC, you would press square to ready the gun and release to shoot, but if you slowly released it then Snake would lower the gun without shooting. I wonder what they'll do with this.

Posted by tourgen

Those Chip and Ironicus videos got me to try MGS4 and now I'm hooked HARD. I want to play them all. The Nov.8 date is just fine with me!

Posted by CyleMoore

I need this.

Posted by Ockman

I couldn't be happier to hear that they're still set for the Nov 8 release date. MGS HD collection IS my big fall release. I've been wanting this so bad, because I just love the games, and am so looking forward to playing Peace Walker with decent controls. MGS2 and 3 are also easily 2 of my favorite games.

Posted by TheBlackPigeon

@PollySMPS: As far as I know, Subsistence is the version used in all copies of MGSHD Collection. As it should be, in my opinion.

Posted by Atom

Playing MGS2 (and 3, IIRC) without pressure-sentive buttons is gonna be weird.

Posted by MikkaQ

@shinluis said:

@GozerTC said:

Honestly don't care about the MGS re-release/remake whatever we call these. What I DO want to hear about is the Zone of the Enders remakes. ANy release schedule on those?

you don't know what you're missing. oh well.

5 old games everyone's already beat? Eh.

Posted by AngeTheDude

I still have Twin Snakes but I want an HD remake!

Edited by Ett
Posted by BloodCurse

In regard to the issue with the face buttons. I just got done with replays of both 2 and 3 on the PS3. I thought the buttons might be an issue but, for the most part they weren't. For weapons like the AK and Patriot I was able to lightly press square to aim and push harder to fire. This wasn't an issue at all for 3, but seemed to have some accidental firings on 2.

Also someone was wondering about price. I believe Amazon has it for 50 bucks (US).

Since, I own both 2 and 3 I'm going to pass for now. Nice as it would be to play in HD and try Peace Walker, I can't justify 50 bucks for it. Certainly when we see a price drop though.

Posted by Hailinel

@MormonWarrior said:

That Silicon Knights remake was actually pretty bad, I thought. They just inserted bullet time into every cutscene, re-recorded already great dialogue, and somehow couldn't make the game look as nice as MGS2 on the PS2, even though the GameCube was much more powerful. The controls were awful too. I prefer the PS-X original.

I'm a little more bummed at the lack of Portable Ops. I bought that on the PSN store when I had a PSP a while ago, but I don't have one anymore so I haven't played it much.

The dialogue had to be rerecorded. The sound files for the original recording were too low-quality to be usable in the remake. And graphically, Twin Snakes was not any worse than MGS2. As for the complaints about the controls and cinematics, that's just subjective.

Edited by M_Shini

would of been nice if they could of added twin snakes in, if that was ever a viable option, Hd collections dont tickle my fancy much but i never did play Mg Mg:solid snake or peace walker so i actually have a reason to buy it.

Posted by wackyphill

Sorry to see no Portable Ops included :( Why ?!?!

Posted by Greenshoes

Sold.

Posted by Stealthmaster86

I am GETTING this, but just not now. Uncharted 3 and Jurassic Park on Blu Ray has my money right now.

Posted by BeefyGrandmole

@patrickklepek yeah you probably should mention that with this announcement it was announced that it won't be released in europe until February 3rd next year.

Posted by firecracker22

Take my money, Kojima. Just...take my money.

Posted by Lukeweizer

Can't decide if I want to blow my
Mind and earn achievements in MGS 2 and 3, or re-live my childhood and play them with a Playstation controller.

Posted by Winternet

Wait. Metal Gear?

Posted by PillClinton

Can't wait.

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