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This console cycle has seen the advent of the often-adored HD collection. The uptick in visual fidelity brought about the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 has made these compilations easy to sell to fans. But what happens when a publisher comes back to the well again?
This June, Konami is planning to release a second assemblage of Metal Gear Solid titles, this time exclusively for PlayStation 3 in a package called "The Legacy Collection." The reason for the exclusivity is the inclusion of the original Metal Gear Solid, which we expect will simply be attainable via a download code. The title is currently available on the PlayStation Network.
Purchasers will also walk away with Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (which includes the original MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition. The package also includes two digital graphic novels by Ashley Wood. Wood's art has been featured throughout the series' history and is easily recognizable due to the combination of oil painting with digital effects.
It seems that the other PSP titles, Portable Ops and the Metal Gear Acid games are likely to be trapped on Sony's first handheld for the foreseeable future. The inclusions not featured in the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection released in 2011 are the original Metal Gear Solid, the VR Missions, Metal Gear Solid 4, and the digital comics.
The package will be available in June 2013. No price (or the presence of the Transfarring feature) has yet been revealed.