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More details on Metal Gear Solid HD collection

Konami have revealed details about their Metal Gear Solid HD collection which is set to land on PS3 and Xbox 360 during November.

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All of the games in the collection are receiving the high definition treatment with the pack containing Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. There is also conversions of the original Metal Gear titles as released on the MSX systems.

Also finding it's way into the package are many of the VR missions which were released alongside Metal Gear Solid 2. It is an exhaustive look back at the series but it is not quite complete. Unfortunately the first Metal Gear Solid, which was released on the Playstation, does not appear to be getting the same special attention.

The PS3 version will come on one blu-ray with the Xbox 360 version spread across two discs. Along with HD visuals and improved sound there will be trophy and achievement support as well.

Chronologically, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is the first title, with series hero Snake sneaking through a Soviet jungle where intelligence reports a vital scientist is being held captive. Set in the 60s of the Cold War, it sees Snake using his stealth abilities in a whole new locale – under the cover of the jungle foliage where various camo fatigues can be used for additional cover and to hide from the patrolling guards. As the mission to recover the scientist unfolds, faces from Snake’s past make welcome and unwelcome returns.

The next in the series’ timeline is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which takes place a decade after the events of of Metal Gear Solid 3 and details the operations of Big Boss in Costa Rica. Set in 1974, Costa Rica has been overrun by a band of highly-trained mercenaries. Working with a squad of neutral troops, Snake discovers a CIA plot, and becomes embroiled in a mission to thwart a nuclear threat. The HD version of Peace Walker also includes totally renovated graphics, with every font, gauge and icon resized and enhanced to make use of the larger play screen, while a six-player multi-player mode has also been implemented.

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Finally Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, which was first released in 2002 on the Playstation 2, sees Snake receive intel that a new kind of Metal Gear vehicle is being transported across the Hudson River. Snake infiltrates the tanker, which is seized by a group of Russian mercenaries lead by long-term adversary, Revolver Ocelot. Two years pass, and a new terrorist faction calling themselves The Sons of Liberty have taken over the Big Shell base and newly-trained Fox Hound operative, Raiden, is sent to investigate.

The Metal Gear Solid HD collection is set for release in late November.

Last updated: 18/04/2018 11:09:14

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