Tag Archives: Metal Gear Solid: the Essential Collection
Wed, Mar 19, 2008 | 12:32 GMT
Konami US has confirmed the shipping of Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection in America. The PS2 pack features all the Metal Gear games so far, including MGS, MGS2 (director’s cut) and MGS3 “in a commemorative package with artwork by renowned Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa”.
No word on this coming to Europe, and it’s looking distinctly unlikely in the near future if we’re being realistic. Konami Europe’s made no noise on it whatsoever up to now.
Press release after the link.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 | 07:11 GMT
God. Contrary to this, the US Essential Collection version of the original Metal Gear Solid won’t be ported to a PS2 DVD after all. The game originally came on two CDs, and nothing’s going to change for the new pack.
Just to be absolutely sure – this information apparently comes from Konami US PR, but it’ll probably change tomorrow – the set contains four discs: two for MGS1, one for MGS2: Substance, and one for MGS3: Subsistence.
OK? Can we have it in Europe now?
Thu, Feb 28, 2008 | 09:59 GMT
According to this, the original Metal Gear Solid in the upcoming MGS: Essential Collection for the US will be a full PlayStation 2 port on a DVD. The original PSone game was CD-based and needed a disc change half way through.
“Metal Gear Solid 1 will in fact be released on a Playstation 2 disc,” said that report. “No disc swapping. No more gray memory card. Other than those two improvements the port should be entirely transparent to the player, retaining the PS1′s visuals and gameplay mechanics.”
Which is awesome. The whole thing – all MGS games up to now – are included in the package for $30. What would be even more awesome is a European date announcement. Konami: don’t be rubbish. Release the frigging thing over here. Don’t make us cry.
Wed, Feb 06, 2008 | 11:11 GMT
Non-shock of the morning number three. A spokesperson for Konami in the UK has declined to comment on whether or not Metal Gear Solid: the Essential Collection will be making its way to Europe.
“It’s not something we can comment on because it’s not a European press release,” said the rep. “Until it’s officially announced by Europe there’s nothing I can say either way.”
The pack has now been confirmed for American launch, and will contain MGS, MGS2 (director’s cut) and MGS3 “in a commemorative package with artwork by renowned Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa”.