Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Zone of the Enders HD Collections Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360

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Contra teaser aside, the only real headline-maker of Konami’s pre-E3 show was the unveil of not one, not two, but three different HD collections for three of the publisher’s proudest franchises.

Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Zone of the Enders are getting the HD remake treatment. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will include Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker when it ships in November. The Zone of the Enders HD Collection, due out in 2012, will bundle together the only two games in the series, both released on the PS2. And finally, the Silent Hill Collection will pair up Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 for combo-pack release on a currently undisclosed date in the future.

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MGS and Z.O.E. have been confirmed for PS3 and Xbox 360, and while I haven’t seen a direct statement from Konami regarding Silent Hill, it’s seems like a safe assumption that it too will be multiplatform. Why wouldn’t it be if the other two are, right?

During Konami’s show, Kojima also talks about a new initiative he’s coined called ‘Transfarring.’ Similar to what Sony is planning to do with its PSP Remaster series, this new feature will enable save data transfers between games available on both handheld and console. So, for the PS3 edition of Peace Walker, players who also own the original PSP version will be able to take their game progress from the couch to on the go.

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Supposedly the Z.O.E. collection will also support transfarring, which seems to be a hint that portable versions of the two PS2 games will have to be released on PSP and/or NGP at some point. Perhaps we’ll hear something about that during Sony’s E3 press conference.

No word as to whether or not the Silent Hill Collection will do the whole transfarring thing, but the NGP is getting an exclusive installment in the series title Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

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