Published on April 22nd, 2013 | by Cameron Woolsey
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Announced, Available June 2013
Konami has revealed it will celebrate Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary with Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, an anthology of Metal Gear titles, to be released in North and South America in June.
I’ll go ahead and cut to the chase and say this is truly a “solid” package. Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection includes every major Metal Gear release, including the original MSX2 titles which reappeared as bonus games in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in 2005.
The entire package contains:
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition
- Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition — includes the original MSX2 versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 (Solid Snake)
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition
- Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition
- Two Ashley Wood digital graphic novels
“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, Inc. “With the collection’s multiple titles, players can truly see how METAL GEAR SOLID evolved into the critically acclaimed and beloved franchise it is today.” – Konami press release (April 22, 2013)
Though the Metal Gear franchise has been around since what feels like forever, many gamers still have yet to step into the boots of Solid Snake (or one of his many eclectic friends).
This release should scratch that itch, offering many hours of intense stealth action, insane boss fights, dramatic cutscenes, unskippable cutscenes, 3d-rendered butts and goofy dialogue.
Seriously, though, many of the games listed above are classics and there’s a reason for such a strong fan following. If you have missed out on Metal Gear for the past 25 years, now is a perfect chance to play it all.