Long time fans of both Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders were pumped when they learned that their favorite games will be getting the HD treatment later this year. Gamers will also be glad to hear they can acquire these awesome titles in digital form on both Xbox Live and PSN.

Those who wish to ditch the physical copies and keep things digital can opt to download the upcoming MGS and ZoE HD Collections when they are released on PSN and Xbox Live. Since there’s no word on how much the physical versions of these collections will cost, we can only speculate on the price of the digital versions. PSN isn’t known for having cheaper digital versions of their games, so at least on that system the price will most likely be on par with the boxed copies.

This may sound like a way to make the collections more widely available to the masses, though it could be something more. The “Transfarring” system that Kojima Productions is working on is designed to bridge the gap between home console and portable gaming unit. The system will allow gamers to transfer saved game data from PS3 versions of the game to portable versions on the PSP or Vita. It’s possible that with the added power of the PlayStation Vita, these digital versions could be playable on the new handheld.

While a lot of effort is being put in to re-master these classics for the PS3, they’re still PS2 and PSP games at their core.The Vita shouldn’t have a problem running them. This would eliminate the need to purchase more than one copy of a title, and make the Vita even more attractive than it already is. This is all wishful thinking of course, since Sony would love nothing more than to have gamers purchase multiple copies of a title.

Are you interested in either of these collections? Will you go with the retail release or the digital version?

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is due out this November. Look for the Zone of the Enders HD Collection in 2012. Each will be available for both PS3 and Xbox 360.

Source: Konami