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Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection Gets a Release Date
Metal Gear Solid fans will be very happy as the Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection has been dated for a July release. This collection, exclusive to the Playstation 3 (sorry Xbox fans!), features the seven games of the series from the original Metal Gear Solid to Metal Gear Solid 4.
Set to drop on to Playstation 3 on the 9th July you will be able to get your hands on the following games:
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metal Gear Solid 2
- Metal Gear Solid 3 (which also includes the original MSX versions of MGS and MGS 2)
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
- Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition
This will definitely make a great addition to any fans collection!
To make this set even better, Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and Peace Walker will come in their HD formats, and the collection also includes two original Ashley Wood digital graphic novels. This is the first time the comics will be released outside of Japan. Despite the fact that this collection is looking pretty awesome, Xbox fans will be doing without due to Hideo Kojima deciding that the collection is too large for the Xbox to handle. Why? Because Metal Gear Solid 4 is just “too enormous”.
Kojima, on his radio show, announced that the size of Metal Gear Solid 4 is the main reason the Legacy Collection won’t be making an Xbox appearance:
I’m sorry to say an Xbox 360 version isn’t being released because an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 hasn’t gone on sale yet. To explain the situation, the amount of data in MGS4 is just too enormous.
To get MGS4 on the Xbox, it would apparently take seven discs, as opposed to the one Sony Blu Ray disc.
As if having the series in one collection isn’t enough, the Legacy Collection also comes with a 100-page art book containing rare and beautiful marketing art from around the globe. So for anyone who suffers from the Magpie Effect (the uncontrollable urge to buy something shiny for the collectors materials you get with it) this is perfect for you. However it does come with a hefty price tag: currently the US edition is priced at $49.99, with no UK price announced yet. You can probably expect it to be around the £40 mark though, and we will keep you updated when a price is released.