Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PS3
Fans of the engrossing, albeit extremely convoluted, Metal Gear Solid series lit up like one of Snake’s cancer sticks when the franchise’s creator Hideo Kojima took to Twitter and teased us with this mysterious box art. Featuring several incarnations of Snake both Naked and Solid – for the uninitiated, I apologize for your horrible confusion – the imagery hinted at the possibility of yet another gathering of the stealth-espionage games following 2011’s MGS HD Collection.
Today, Konami confirmed the artwork is for The Legacy Collection, a PlayStation 3 bound box set that groups together eight pivotal entries from the decades old franchise, slated for this June. Here’s the lineup:
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition
- Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition
- Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
The HD remaster of MGS3 is based on the Subsistence re-release of the game which included the MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, rounding out Legacy’s roster to eight installments of warfare philosophy and crafty box disguises. The collection is a few PSP games short of a complete deck and Nintendo’s ironclad license over The Twin Snakes means that lost gem has likely sunk with the Gamecube.
But as far as continuity goes the Solid saga is well represented, and if you’ve somehow managed to live and act like a gamer without having played a single title in this historic series, the Legacy Collection is a great way to nuke that problem.