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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection announced for the Americas

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 03:32 GMT By Brenna Hillier

There’s no word on a PAL territory release yet, but Konami will bring Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection to North and South America in a few months.

The Legacy Collection includes Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition.

It also bundles in two graphic novels by Ashley Wood and, as a bonus for MGS 3, the MSX originals Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2. The collection does not include Portable Ops, the only console game released under the Solid title which did not make the cut.

A PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Legacy Collection is apparently designed to give you “the opportunity to experience the series from beginning to end, all on one console”. It is due in June.

We can probably expect announcements for other territories soon; the collection was spotted on the Korean classification database last week.

The Metal Gear Solid series has sold 33 million units to date, Konami noted. The next instalment is Metal Gear Solid 5, which includes Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain.

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23 Comments

  1. SlayerGT

    “the opportunity to experience the series from beginning to end, all on one console”.

    Does this lead to believe Phantom Pain or Ground Zeros or are not part of the “series”? Also, in the Phantom Pain trailer the doc tells “snake” he’s been in a coma for 9 years..which is strange because there’s no part in THIS ^ series that that could be possible. I’m beginning to believe most everything in the PP trailer is fake. A dream or even possibly going on while boss is in a coma..or undergoing surgery to fix his phantom limb. I know one thing, I’m ready to play 5.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    Yes thank the Heavens its not coming out for the XBOX360! :D
    I am a happy camper. The Legacy of Metal Gear Solid should always stay on a PlayStation console only. I’m going to buy this day 1 in honor/respect of David Hayter…the one and only true Snake.

    Damn I wished we could get a MGS1 in the form of MGS4 for this Legacy collection. SONY should have fronted the money for that at least.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Judicas

    Poor form, should have been released on ps4. No way I’m buying this when none of it will work by the end of the year.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    @3 – Oh, get off it! Your PS3 isn’t going to explode when the PS4 is released. Why are people so bloody stupid about that?!? I don’t plan on buying one for, at least, a full two years, so I am very happy to see this as well as a few 2014 PS3 announcements.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. juantonio86

    Actually big boss was nine years in comma, when he was like that,is when le efants terribles project is done

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SlayerGT

    @5 Juan I’m pulling my info from the MGS4Database app on PS3. I believe it’s between 67 to 1971 that there exist a gap where Fox ended and Foxhound was created. Not that I expect Kojima to keep things perfectly cohesive..but damn if he hasn’t pulled it off so far. Big Boss shuts down Fox. In Ground Zeros he still wears the patch. By the end of GZs we should see how things end with Fox. I’m pretty confident most of what is seen in PP are hallucinations. I think the floating figure is Paz, who i think Boss is upset he couldn’t save and is being haunted by. I didn’t think I’d be as excited for another MGS…I don’t know why :)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. salarta

    @6: Just a quick and minor interjection, I was under the impression that the MGS4 database on PS3 was inaccurate on many issues. Then again, I haven’t touched it in years.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. SlayerGT

    My bad I meant 64 to 70. This is from the wiki..however accurate it is.

    1972 “Big Boss grows tired of Zero’s lust for power, and of playing the role of a puppet.

    Big Boss is wounded in Vietnam and falls into a coma. Using this opportunity to try and preserve their messiah in the event that Big Boss leaves, Zero finalizes the Les Enfants Terribles project. Para-Medic, now operating under her real name of Dr. Clark, injects Big Boss’s DNA into eggs donated by her Japanese assistant. EVA agrees to serve as a surrogate mother.

    Nine months later, the project produces the twins Solid Snake and Liquid Snake. Big Boss, infuriated, quits the Patriots, leaving America, and FOXHOUND, behind. Some time later, the project successfully produces another clone, Solidus Snake. EVA and Ocelot begin to lose faith in Zero and the Patriots.

    Big Boss creates the Militaires Sans Frontières. Big Boss travels to Vietnam and supplies aid to the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols. He later supplies aid for the Studies and Observations Group, the U.S. Rangers, and the Green Berets as well as a mercenary group known as the Wild Geese. He was later in the year hired by the Colombian Government to work with the Colombian Army. During this time, Big Boss’ unit ambushed Kazuhira Miller and his guerrilla unit (Miller was a mercenary working with the guerrilla), wiping out his unit and almost killing Miller. Eventually Miller became MSF’s second in command.”

    This is the only time he’s in a comma and it doesn’t seem like for long. Not to mention Big Boss almost killing Miller..which looks to be in one of the trailers.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SlayerGT

    @7 Its all good just speculation on my part. I would understand if it was a bit off seeing as it was created before Peace Walker. I can’t wait to see how he pulls it all together again. If 5 is indeed connected to all other MGS’s.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    EU left in the dust again, wait a second portable ops isn’t a console game its portable PSP game which has not made it to consoles strangely.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. CyberMarco

    @2 Why are you so close minded regarding the exclusivity?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    ^Well i also like the exclusivity for different reasons.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    Exclusivity is not a bad thing, at all, in my opinion.

    I think when every system plays every game, everything gets watered down to the lowest common denominator.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    I do really wish they’d make a PS3 version of Portable Ops already.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. CyberMarco

    @12 such as?

    For me, in an ideal world, there should be no console manufactures rivalries. For example, Microsoft/Sony etc. would only create/publish/license games where I can play them on various hardwares/PC/consoles.

    Imagine if video games where like DVD movies, I can buy movies from WB/Universal/Disney and play them on whatever DVD player I have. Or like music on cell phones.

    In the long run, there would be more money and less risks in comparison with today’s strategies.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    @15 – I would absolutely hate to live in that world.

    Competition is what made previous generations great and why this one was lacking. When everything was playable everywhere, no one strove to top the other, except in things like timed-exclusive DLC.

    Exclusivity on one system lead to the creation of things like Streets of Rage, Splinter Cell, and Sonic on another.

    I fear a world with no competition. Then developers will have no reason to innovate. Someone one said, “Coveting one’s neighbor is what keeps the economy going.” The same applies to games.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. grizzlycake

    @16 You’re thinking of a world where there’s only one console. That’s something completely different of what CyberMarco was trying to say.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. CyberMarco

    @16 Who said there’ll be no competition?

    What if there where various consoles/hardware (maybe PC-like) where you could play Gran Turismo AND Forza series. Sony and Microsoft would still try to fight each other over the consumers to deliver the best experience possible, same thing with other franchises. There will always be competition nevertheless.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    @18 – No, because the same applies to hardware. Why innovate or try anything new if you don’t have another manufacturer/first party company to compete against?

    I don’t see Konami and Capcom competing over software, since they’re all third party publishers. The fans may have made MGR vs DmC a contest, but in the eyes of either company, neither game was made to destroy the other. The only third party competition I can think of is COD vs. Battlefield. That is not the norm. It wouldn’t be the norm.

    A world without exclusive games or consoles is a sad, grey world that lacks balls.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Clupula

    The argument against exclusives usually boils down to the unrealistic concept of “fairness,” something life is not nor has ever nor ever will be. Offer me the most toys to my liking and I’ll buy your product. And make your toys better than the toys the other guy is offering and I’ll be proud to buy them.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Lengendaryboss

    @cybermarco
    Well i believe that games can achieve their highest potential when exclusive (then ported to other platforms) and games can be watered down for the lowest common denominator like clupula stated, just looking at MGS4 and MGRR there is a clear graphical difference. So its not like i like other platforms suffering, i just want devs to achieve their highest potential with their game.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. osric90

    Does anybody know which ones are digital releases and which ones come on a disc?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    @11 its just best that some games stay exclusive to one console to preserve its memories and legacy as one of the best in the industry. I believe Gears shouldn’t come to a PlayStation platform either because Gears defined next gen for this current gen in such a big way you can’t but help think of the XBOX360 when you say Gears.

    I think Devil May Cry, Ace Combat, and Final Fantasy all lost its glamour and appeal once it became multiplat and thats why those games aren’t as huge as they use to be and Capcom had to reboot Tomb Raider and DMC because of that. I also believe this is the reason why we haven’t seen Onimusha this gen or FF Versus 13 yet. I bet a lot of Japanese devs feel the same way about the legacy and special feel for their games.

    #23 2 years ago

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    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]