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E3 2011 – Konami Press Conference: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Announced

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If you like gruff speaking, cigarette smoking stealth soldiers with a penchant for rambling on the ideologies of war then Konami has you catered for.

At their E3 press conference, the Japanese gaming giant confirmed that a HD collection (quite the rage now aren’t they?) of their Metal Gear Solid series, will be stealthing it’s way to PS3 and 360 platforms on November 2011.

2011? See that? That means THIS YEAR.

The collection contains HD remixes of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. This marks the first time that Metal Gear Solid 3 and indeed MGS: Peace Walker have appeared on a platform that doesn’t carry a Sony label.

Hideo Kojima, director of Kojima Productions and general all-round point of worship for fans of the Metal Gear series, made it clear that both collections have been optimized and rebuilt for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from the ground up. This includes such lovely things as brand new user interfaces for the HD resolutions, redrawn art, Trophy/Achievement support, right analog stick and rumble support, and finally some improved audio.

Curiously, Metal Gear Solid, the one game in the series that fans request for the most when it comes to talk of a HD restoration is curiously absent from the package and with Kojima staying mum on the subject, fans are left scratching their heads wondering just what in the fuck Konami are playing at.

Hopefully we’ll get some clarification on this soon, but in the meantime this’ll do quite nicely indeed especially since it is being developed by Bluepoint, the dev behind the awesome God Of War HD collection.


Written by bitsnark

June 3, 2011 at 8:47 am

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