This set includes everything a Metal Gear fan could ever want, including the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 released for the MSX, where the whole story started (later part 1 was released for the NES in America. Part 2 never left Japan shores). Also included are the four core MGS games including Metal Gear Solid 1, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Also included is the PSP Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and the PS1 Metal Gear Solid VR Missions, along with a number of Ashley Woods Metal Gear Solid graphical novels.
To get more specific, the versions included will be the original PS1 Metal Gear Solid (no Trophy support apparently…), Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3 HD Edition (which includes the unlockable Metal Gear 1 & 2), Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophies Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, and the PS1 Metal Gear VR Missions.
“We wanted to give Metal Gear Solid fans the opportunity to experience the series from beginning to end, all on one console,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment. “With the collection’s multiple titles, players can truly see how MGS evolved into the critically acclaimed and beloved franchise it is today.”
The Metal Gear Solid series is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan’s master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. With more than 33 million units sold to date, the Metal Gear series has become a global phenomenon. The player controls a secret agent from an elite special forces unit who is sent on solo stealth missions through enemy installations, vast jungles, and sometimes even the thick of battle. Alone and surrounded by the enemy, even a special forces agent will find it tough to come out alive. But that is the secret behind the series’ popularity—the cerebral challenge of figuring out how to avoid combat, and the thrill of sneaking through enemy territory undetected.
Along with the gameplay, the Metal Gear Solid series is also known for its storyline, which blends seamlessly with the gameplay. The scenarios are based on extensive research and incorporate the drama of actual developments in society. These elements have made Metal Gear Solid what it is today: a mature work of entertainment that transcends national borders and the confines of video games, and one of the leading products of the Japanese content business.
I am really, really looking forward to this. Can’t wait to replay the original Metal Gear Solid (which I’ll be doing a Let’s Play for next) and finally see what all the fuss was about with Metal Gear Solid 2, MGS3 and MGS4, none of which I ever played! JUNE CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH!