The Metal Gear HD Collection was announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo by Konami for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, and the company stated that Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker were going to be included. Last week, series’ creator Hideo Kojima detailed the contents of the package through twitter.
Apparently, players who buy the games will get a little more in this collection as it’ll include the Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence version of the title, an enhanced release that originally included extra missions, more camouflage and face paint designs, an extra difficulty mode (European Extreme), some minigames, extra cutscenes, the possibility of connecting the game with Metal Gear Acid 2, an online mode and a better use of 3D camera that could be controlled with the right analog stick.
Additionally, this enhanced version of the game featured updated emulated versions of the original first two games of the series: Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Originally released for the MSX, these two titles were really well received when they first came out and for some reason they were omitted in Metal Gear’s last package, called Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection, which was released for the PS2 and had the first trilogy of games. Now that we know that these two emulated versions are included, this makes the collection a little better but unfortunately, the omission of the first Metal Gear Solid is an important one.
The Japanese package will in fact include that game, but will omit Peace Walker instead. Finally, 3DS owners will soon be able to play Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D later this year.