‘Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection’ Releasing in June

Apr 22, 2013 by  

Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Announcement

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise, Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for release later this year. While the Metal Gear franchise is no stranger to collections, this might just be the most comprehensive one yet.

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Edition comes right in time too, as gamers look forward to the PS4 and not one, but two new Metal Gear titles: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain. Needless to say, if gamers wanted to get caught up on the franchise’s very complex story, here’s a pretty good opportunity.

Although a few of the Metal Gear titles have made their way to other, non-Sony platforms this Legacy Collection will apparently be a PS3 exclusive. Moreover, Konami did not announce a release date, but said the set should hit store shelves some time in June.

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection includes:

  • Metal Gear
  • Metal Gear 2
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions

Metal Gear Solid numbers 2 and 3, as well as Peace Walker, will be the versions recently packaged with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Unfortunately the original Metal Gears and the first Solid title will not be HD-ified.

Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Box Art

The Legacy Collection will also include two Ashley Wood digital graphic novels. Wood has created graphic novels for several high profile franchise including Halo and Contra. There is no word, however, on what he is cooking up for this Legacy Collection.

As was mentioned it’s been a banner year for the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Kojima Productions confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5 at this year’s GDC, and revealed that Ground Zeroes would be released as its own title. Needless to say, there’s a lot of Metal Gear coming fans’ way.

Will you be picking up the Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection? Which of the games are you most excited to play again (or for the first time)?

Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection should hit store shelves some time in June 2013.

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  1. what a load, I just ordered metal gear hd collection for ps3 and bought metal gear 4… Oh well I guess I can always just download metal gear solid from PSN wish MGS: Twin Snakes would be released in HD

  2. They should release it for vita too. No reason why they shouldn’t!

  3. So then the best version of the original MGS is the twin snakes remake for the GameCube, right? Sure wish they’d hd that one. As for the MG games, didn’t they also come in the current compilation? They were briefly available withthe first copies of MGS3, and I THOUGHT they were included as part of the version in the compilation. This would mean that there really is NO REASON to get this aside from the digital comics, if you own the previous versions and HD remasters. I assume the “Trophy version” is just a minor update away from being the same as the one I have. Surely they wouldn’t tell us that trophy support requires purchasing the game again? That’s ridiculous. Kojima doesn’t want to spend his time remastering the old games, but somebody really should. Miyamoto doesn’t remake old Zelda’s or build 2d Mario’s, and yet those projects get don’t anyway. I think Hideki should and easily could expand his franchise’s scope of fan service and make all of these titles available and appealing to modern gamers and old fans alike.

    • Heh, trophy version IS the normal MGS4. They patched in trophies a few months ago. This collection is dumb.

      • Ha! Took ‘em long enough! Not that I care about trophies anyway… Remastering Twin Snakes, and possibly tweaking one or two things, should not be prohibitively challenging or expensive, but if people keep buying these “ultimate” collections, or worse show o interest, then it has to stand alone as a product. Downloadable for 20$ maybe? I’ve heard that in addition to the better visuals and small story changes, that TS has at least one part (the encounter with Revolver Ocelot in a pillared square room) that is made much easier because of the improved camera. This may result in a less authentic remake somehow, but I’d rather have the improvements, even if they don’t change anything else. Some shiny HD textures would seem like the least they could do though, and I don’t see why Special K himself needs to spend a lotof time with it to make it happen…

  4. Any chance of this releasing on the 360?

    • Do you ever read the Articles?

      • Apparently be a PS3 exclusive…ye I read it, and I realise this is unlikely but there is a difference between unlikely and not happening ever.

        • Japanese studios don’t really like to co-operate with American Companies. Kojima is they type of person who sticks to this stereotype. But like you said, the article did say “apparently” and Konami has beem known to push things lately.

    • no 360 due to the fact us ps3 users have blueray as you 360 users only have dvd sorry lol

  5. ACK! PS1 visuals on my PS3? BLASPHEMY!

  6. WTF! i got so excited and then it said PS3 only :(

  7. So Peace Walker is included, but not Portable Ops? I never bothered to play either because I found the controls on the PSP to be extremely frustrating. I’m guessing if they are included that they’re playable on the ps3?

    I’d love to a see Twin Snakes port of MGS as opposed to the original, pretty much the same game with a bit of a facelift

    • Actually PW was already upgraded (in textures at least) and released as part of the currently available compilation with 2 and 3 (and within 3 I think they included the original MG and MG2, like in the special release of MGS3). No POps in that one either, but from what I’ve heard that was pretty bare bones compared to the extensive content of PW, which is not to be confused with the cinematic scale and budget of the console games, but is a remarkable portable. I didn’t play much of it yet on PSP, but I got the sense that it is consistently bite sized, and yet massive and meticulous. Plus it covers a very interesting era that continues the story after my personal favorite, Snake Eater. A fan should totally play it, whereas it’s hard to reccomend unrerfurbished PS1 games, no matter how classic…

  8. Sucks that Twin Snakes is only for Nintendo :/ It should have been included with the collection

    • Totally! Inexcusable lameness! Bad enough to neglect giving gamers the whole collection, but to TWICE now offer collections that are so woefully and bafflingly incomplete, even together, that we lose hope another collection will rectify the oversight. Is he waiting to finally unveil a separate downloadable Twin Snakes maybe? I wish.

  9. This collection is clearly for people that have never played any of the metal gear games, and is meant to get new fans for the series in preparation for Metal Gear Solid 5. It’s not meant for people that are fans like me that already own all the content being sold. It’s only on PS3 because Xbox couldn’t handle MGS4,either for the graphics or the size of the content. So to all of you whining that you already own all the games or it’s not on xbox: Suck it up you little cry babies.

    • So basically most Xbox users would be a perfect target market for this game? MGS4 would quite happily run on the Xbox 360, might take a few discs but it would run. There has been bigger games and games with higher graphocs on both the 360 and PS3. Oh and I don’t see anyone whining that it isn’t available on 360

      • I think you are correct. While graphics and size may be an impedemint, and may even have to be adjusted for beyond multiple discs, it should be possible. I assume that it hasn’t been done for basically the same reason there is no HD version of MGS or the Twin Snakes remake: Nobody bothered to do it, and nobody appears to be signing up for the project. Quite possibly the root issue is that Kojima won’t let anyone else do these projects, and he has said that he’d rather work on new stuff than fix old stuff. I don’t blame him, but geez, find a way to get it done already! There is an untapped market and a lot of hungry gamers out there deprived of his creation, or like me, too spoiled on modern games to go back and play a clunky PS1 game. Heck, I only played MGS because they remade it for GameCube.

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