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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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    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]