BlogKonami has announced that the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be available in the United States on November 8. Great if you live there. If you're in Europe - too bad. You have to wait until sometime next year, in 2012. Do we really still live in an era that requires months of extra waiting time for PAL releases because companies were too slack to get their European language localisation sorted earlier? Really? I call bullshit frankly, and I wish companies would move forward and localise things on time. It's not like Konami Europe didn't know the title was coming - what's the deal here? Final Fantasy XIII had no problem with this, neither did Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Even God of War III was only out a couple of days later in Europe than its United States release. Read on
The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is a compilation of the original PlayStation 2 releases of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater as well as the PlayStation Portable release of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The compilation features HD graphics, new art, remastered audio and trophy/achivement support.
Konami are also including "Transfarring" support - this will allow data to be transferred between the PSP and the PS3. For example, this will allow players to transfer their game progress between home console and handheld for Peace Walker.
- In Japan the HD Edition includes only Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater. Peacewalker had its own separate HD release which came out 13 days earlier.