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Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami Europe (EU), Konami (US)
Developer: Kojima Productions
Release Date: Aug. 21, 2012

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'Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection' (ALL) Pins Down Vita Date

by Rainier on May 17, 2012 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is comprised of HD remastered versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, marking the first time these titles have been released for these formats, acting as an introduction to the video game series.

In addition to the enhanced, high-definition visuals, all titles in the collection will support trophies and achievements, marking another first in the series!

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater opens the set, with series hero Snake entering a Soviet jungle where intelligence reports a vital scientist is being held captive. Set in the 60s of the Cold War, Snake Eater sees Snake using his stealth abilities in a whole new locale – under the cover of the jungle foliage where various camo fatigues can be used to sneak into areas undiscovered. The riveting plot then reveals a familiar face from Snake’s past at its center.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker takes place a decade later and details the operations of Big Boss in Costa Rica. The year is 1974, and Costa Rica has been overrun by an organization of highly-trained mercenaries. Working with a squad of neutral troops, Snake soon uncovers a CIA plot, and becomes embroiled in a mission to thwart a nuclear threat. The timeline then moves on to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, which is set in modern times and marks Raiden’s first appearance in the series.

Solid Snake and Otacon receive intel that a new kind of Metal Gear vehicle is being transported across the Hudson River. Snake infiltrates the tanker, which is then seized by a group of Russian mercenaries lead by Revolver Ocelot. Two years pass, and a new terrorist faction calling themselves The Sons of Liberty have taken over the Big Shell base.  New Fox Hound operative, Raiden, is sent to investigate.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will also include conversions of the original Metal Gear titles as released on the MSX systems, and also includes the many VR Missions that were released alongside Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, offering an exhaustive overview of the most enduring video game series of all time.

The PlayStation Vita collection boasts enhanced versions of the acclaimed Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater titles, and both games enjoy graphical make-overs, trophies and bespoke controls systems designed to make the most of the PlayStation Vita’s touch-screen capabilities. Similarly, the games enjoy a rebalanced user interface and make use of Kojima Productions’ unique transfarring system for data sharing with PS3 units.

Features for Metal Gear Solid HD Collection include:

  • Remastered from the ground up for PS3 & Xbox360
  • Stunning 1080p graphics
  • 60 frames-per-second graphics
  • Icons, sound effects, and all fonts upgraded for HD
  • User interface rebalanced for HD
  • Added right analog stick input and force feedback
  • Features Trophies on PS3 and Achievements on Xbox 360
  • Worldwide matchmaking for multiplayer (tentative)
  • Transfarring (save data sharing) compatible with PSP version

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