Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Hits PS3 this Summer


Metal Gear Solid HD Collection too small for you? Don’t worry, Konami has a 25th anniversary treat for diehard Metal Gear fans looking for a more complete all-in-one package of Solid Snake awesomeness.

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, scheduled for release this June exclusively on PlayStation 3, will serve as a collectable and completely playable time capsule chronicling 25 years worth of tactical espionage action.

The uber-compilation will contain Metal Gear Solid (the original, not Twin Snakes), Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (which also includes the MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition, and a pair of Ashley Wood graphic novels (presumably the two Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novels previously released on PSP).

I imagine some of you are probably asking, “yo Konami, why no Xbox 360 or Vita versions like the HD Collection?” I don’t know the official answer, but I’m guessing it has a little something to do with Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 4 already being native to PS3. To port those games, particularly MGS4, probably wouldn’t be worth the commitment at this point. Blu-ray capacity is a likely factor as well. I can’t even imagine how many discs it would take to put all these games on the Xbox 360, and obviously the sheer volume of software is way too large to be viable on the Vita. (The Vita version of the HD Collection couldn’t even fit Peace Walker.)

As for pricing, who knows at this point. The HD Collection is $30 at this point, so I’ll take a stab and say The Legacy Collection will fall in the $60-80 range. Of course it could go even higher depending on whether or not Konami decides to stuff in collectible goodies and wrap everything in fancy packaging. How much would you be willing to pay for 25 years of Metal Gear in one box set?

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