Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Coming July 9

Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Coming July 9

On the off-chance you haven't yet played all the Metal Gear games, you'll be able to get caught up next month.

With Metal Gear Solid V on the horizon - and looking seriously impressive, I might add - it's understandable that some people might want to get caught up on the old games. I'm one of them; one of my biggest gaming shames is that I've never played Metal Gear Solid 3, let alone 4 and Peace Walker.

Konami is well aware of this, it seems, and has been planning the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection for some time now. This E3, the company has released final details of what the package will include.

The Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection will be released on PlayStation 3 on July 9 of this year, and will include Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition. The package will also come with vouchers to download Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions from PSN, and those who have already played Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition will know that you can play the original MSX Metal Gear 1 and 2 games from within that title. It's a pity that the remake of Metal Gear Solid 1, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, isn't included also, but given that was a Gamecube exclusive (and developed by Silicon Knights, to boot) it's not altogether surprising that this hasn't been ported.

The package will also include two upscaled Ashley Wood digital graphic novels, available for the first time in North America and Latin America. These two comics, based on Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2, were originally available for PSP.

This package is obviously a pretty great investment for those who haven't jumped in to the Metal Gear Solid series as much as they'd like over the years, but how do those of you who purchased the relatively recent Metal Gear Solid HD Collection feel about this?

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