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.
The announced 'transfarring' ability (the ability to share game saves between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable is also reported to be only available in Japan. Why? Sure, the PSP isn't as popular in the west as it is in Japan, but why is this feature never going to be available outside Japan?
What is Konami doing these days? First they look at creating an entirely new voice track for Silent Hill 2 in the Silent Hill HD Collection, then this? What's next? The Zone of the Enders HD Collection will leave the absolutely terrible English language script intact for Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner?