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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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    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]