After the South Korean Game Rating Board rated an alleged new Metal Gear Solid bundle titled Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection a few days back, Konami opted to not beat around the bush and confirm that the collection is indeed coming. The borderline all-encompassing collection will include the core titles: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, and the Trophy-enabled version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. If that wasn’t sweet enough, they went ahead and threw in Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and two graphic novels done by Ashley Woods. Now that’s a hell of a fine way to celebrate 25 years if you ask me.
I own all of the Metal Gear Solid titles already and it’s up in the air as to whether or not I’m up to re-purchasing them all over again. It all depends on the pricing and the packaging for me because if you’ve already played all the games and already own the previously released Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, there really is no reason to pony up the cash all over again. However, if you haven’t played these games or have always been curious to check them out, then you are insane for not wanting to pick this up when it comes out this June in North and South America.
Konami hasn’t released any pricing yet but they have stated that the Legacy Collection, unlike the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, will be a Playstation 3 exclusive. This is probably due to the inclusion of the also-PS3-exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4. So barring a highly unlikely astronomical price (or not owning a PS3), you shouldn’t deprive yourself of at least checking out what all the fuss has been about, especially taking into consideration its 33 million-plus life-to-date sales for the franchise.
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