Japan & US Getting Totally Different Metal Gear Solid HD Collections

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Japan & US Getting Totally Different Metal Gear Solid HD Collections

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If you live in the United States and were hoping to play the original Metal Gear Solid with the new HD collection, it ain't gonna happen. Sorry.

Hideo Kojima's upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD re-release has generated a ton of excitement on the Web, even though not too much has been revealed. Well, the good news is that Kojima himself has unveiled some new information, but the bad news is that all of us who're stuck in "overseas" territories won't get the first Metal Gear Solid included in the package.

Kojima recently took to Twitter, explaining that Japan and everywhere else are getting two very different versions of the collection. In his home country, the package will include the core games of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 - both of which feature 1080p graphic remastering and play at 60 FPS - and gamers will get a download code for the first Metal Gear Solid.

The United States, however, which Kojima labeled as "overseas", will instead feature an upgraded version of the PSP game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Also, both versions of the collection will receive the original 8-bit Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2, as both titles originally shipped with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance.

Kojima also tweeted images of the PS3 Trophy icons that will be available when the game ships in November.

Source: @hideo_kojima_en

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Honestly, since I don't own a PSP, I'm happy to be getting Peace Walker, I can download the original MGS easy.

EDIT: I would like to emphasize that by this, I mean buy it off PSN...not pirate it, relax.

The lack of MGS1 is a little disappointing, but like Jin up there I've yet to play Peace Walker. That'll suffice well I suppose.

I just wish that MGS3 was Subsistence.. That version is so much better IMO (due to the 3rd person)

vansau:
Also, both versions of the collection will receive the original 8-bit [em]Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2, as both titles originally shipped with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

No, they shipped with MGS3 Subsistence, on a seperate disk. MGS3 Snake Eater was just MGS3

SilverJin02:
Honestly, since I don't own a PSP, I'm happy to be getting Peace Walker, I can download the original MGS easy.

EDIT: I would like to emphasize that by this, I mean buy it off PSN...not pirate it, relax.

This. Already played MGS1, unlocked a bunch of stuff, it was great. Never got to play peacewalker.

sounds awesome heck not owning a psp either and having played mgs1 3 or 4 times on ps1 and whatnot, peace walker is fine by me. guess it would have been better if you could have chosen if you had a psp and pw, wonder how good it will look.

It would extra radtastic if they make it so you can transfer your PW saves to the PS3 version. I would love them forever.

I have something like 90 hrs logged on Peace Walker and I'm buying this collection. I'll probably log another 90 hrs at least (much more if it has online multiplayer which it had better). I'm not heart broken over not getting the first one, although it could just be that I played and loved The Twin Snakes so many times and couldn't imagine it without first person.

Frostbite3789:
It would extra radtastic if they make it so you can transfer your PW saves to the PS3 version. I would love them forever.

You can. They're introducing the stupidly named "Transfarring" to do it. No love for us on the Xbox though.

Dr Jones:
I just wish that MGS3 was Subsistence.. That version is so much better IMO (due to the 3rd person)

vansau:
Also, both versions of the collection will receive the original 8-bit [em]Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2, as both titles originally shipped with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

No, they shipped with MGS3 Subsistence, on a seperate disk. MGS3 Snake Eater was just MGS3

Arg! Thanks for letting me know. I can't believe I screwed that up; it's fixed now.

itsausernamewhatofit:

Frostbite3789:
It would extra radtastic if they make it so you can transfer your PW saves to the PS3 version. I would love them forever.

You can. They're introducing the stupidly named "Transfarring" to do it. No love for us on the Xbox though.

Probably due to that whole PSP being a Sony device thing. You know.

I just bought MGS1 on PSN a few months ago and don't own Peace Walker, so you won't be hearing any complaints from me =)

I realize this is kinda off topic, but to my recollection, the video of Kojima had him holding up a placard with the PS3 AND Xbox box art. So is there an Xbox version too?

(Maybe there'll be a Silent Hill xbox release too * optimistic*)

numbersix1979:
I realize this is kinda off topic, but to my recollection, the video of Kojima had him holding up a placard with the PS3 AND Xbox box art. So is there an Xbox version too?

(Maybe there'll be a Silent Hill xbox release too * optimistic*)

Yup.

I have MGS1 on disc, so it doesn't affect me much unless the code was for access to an updated HD version. I also have the Gamecube version Twin Snakes so it kinda meets it half way.

So both sets will have:
MG (8-bit)
MG 2 (8-bit)
MGS 2 (PS2 remake)
MGS 3 (PS2 remake)

Japan will get:
MGS (PS1 download)

overseas will get:
MGS:PW (PSP remake)

Why can't we all just get all 5 instead of making it complicated like that? I understand that the overseas group are getting the better deal (downloadable PS1 game vs remastered PSP game), but still.

So I guess "totally different" means "the same except for one thing."

So I have to shell out some money to get MGS1 meh I was going to shell out some money to get MGS Peace walker anyway its win win and I get it on the PS3

....So? If I'm not mistaken, MGS1 is still on the PSN store, as well as the PSP version for thirty dollars. The overseas version is the better deal by far.

Frostbite3789:

itsausernamewhatofit:

Frostbite3789:
It would extra radtastic if they make it so you can transfer your PW saves to the PS3 version. I would love them forever.

You can. They're introducing the stupidly named "Transfarring" to do it. No love for us on the Xbox though.

Probably due to that whole PSP being a Sony device thing. You know.

Yeah I understand that, but I still feel the need to complain about it, funny how that works isn't it.

buy teh haloz:
....So? If I'm not mistaken, MGS1 is still on the PSN store, as well as the PSP version for thirty dollars. The overseas version is the better deal by far.

And what about those of us with an xbox?

Speaking of which I'm so happy this is coming out for the 360, now if only they'd port Metal Gear Solid 4.

Sounds like it's Japan that's getting the shaft. They're just getting a download code for MGS1? So it's probably just the PS One Classics version. I'd much rather have Peace Walker on PS3, as it means I can play that with proper controls rather than having to buy another PSP and deal with that gimped nonsense (I did have a PSP go at one point, and I played the Peace Walker demo, and I found the controls to be horrible. Slightly better than Portable Ops, but still horrible. I later sold the PSP to buy a Playstation Move and have not regretted it one bit).

orangeapples:
So both sets will have:
MGS (8-bit)
MGS 2 (8-bit)
MGS 2 (PS2 remake)
MGS 3 (PS2 remake)

The first two are called "Metal Gear" and "Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake".

Xan Krieger:
And what about those of us with an xbox?

Uhm... Hey look it's Kojima on a duck:
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*flees*

Its not that bad... In fact, its fine. Still comes with the original MGS, so you don't really lose anything.

Hell, its is a gain! You get Peace Walker, which the Japanese version doesn't ship with.

I'm glad to see peace walker is coming with it. I always wanted to play that game and now I can.

Eh. I already bought the first MGS off of PSN a while back, so it really makes no difference to me. And I already have Snake Eater lying around somewhere. So if I do end up getting this, I'll be getting 2, Peace Walker, and the 8-bit games. Gotta say, that's still a pretty good deal.

You know, to be fair, we already got a MGS1 remake on the ol' GCN.

Now, granted its expensive as fuck and futhermucking hard to find in the first place, but I digress.

Well I have played MGS1 like... 6 times now.

And it's not exactly a game that benefits from HD graphics or dual-thumbstick controls. Very much a game that is just suited for the graphics of the day especially with style and design choices. Even I as a graphics whore would argue MGS1 is best played in regular SD.

Peace Walker I think however DOES need dual-thumbsticks and I hope it gets it.

Since I already have MGS1 on my PS3, I won't really mind this. If it were an HD remake I might be bothered, but by the sound of things Overseasians get the better deal, since the content we're losing can still be gotten elsewhere, but AFAIK there hasn't been a standalone Peace Walker HD announcement for Japan.

P.S. Thanks

Well I think it's an amazing deal even without the first game, I have it on the PS1 and I can always rebuy it on the store. I am going crazy over this set ever since it was announced.

Also, I literally just shouted "FUCK YES!" at the original two MSX games being included. I was hoping they would include them as my Subsistence Disc is missing :3

Dr Jones:
I just wish that MGS3 was Subsistence.. That version is so much better IMO (due to the 3rd person)

vansau:
Also, both versions of the collection will receive the original 8-bit [em]Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2, as both titles originally shipped with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

No, they shipped with MGS3 Subsistence, on a seperate disk. MGS3 Snake Eater was just MGS3

MGS3 is the Subsistence version in this pack

Fans don't have to worry, it'll be converted, subbed and ready for download relatively soon after release if they care that much I'm sure. Nation spesific perks don't remain exclusive for long thanks to the internet and mods.

Sweet I'd heard rumors of a remake bundle but never followed it up, I'll take peace walker over mgs 1 any day since I already own it and even if you didn't its a 10 dollar ps 1 classic vs a 30 psp game brought to the ps3. Big fan of the series so I'll definitely pick this up really just another excuse to play through an excellent series while picking up some trophies and beating metal gear 2 and peace walker so theres some real value there for me.

This is a little disappointing. I would have liked to of seem an overseas remake of a classic then replay the PSP title. Kind of wanted to play through the three best mgs titles in HD.

orangeapples:
So both sets will have:
MG (8-bit)
MG 2 (8-bit)
MGS 2 (PS2 remake)
MGS 3 (PS2 remake)

Japan will get:
MGS (PS1 remake)

overseas will get:
MGS:PW (PSP remake)

Why can't we all just get all 5 instead of making it complicated like that? I understand that the overseas group are getting the better deal (downloadable PS1 game vs remastered PSP game), but still.

To be perfectly honest I think that the overseas group is getting the better deal. Peace Walker is an amazing game. One of the few handheld games I played that felt like a full game. However the lack of online Co-Op was limiting and the PSP control layout did not lend itself well to that type of game. (Though they made it work quite well.) MGS1 is a great game but it is also easily availble on the PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, PC, and Gamecube. Also since the downloadable game for the Japanese version is not in HD but the original game the only people really getting screwed here are people who only have an Xbox.

However your main point still stands. I can sort of see why Japan is getting MGS1 since it is a download coupon but why cut Pease Walker from their version? Also is the Japan bundle PS3 exclusive because Xbox dosen't have MGS1.

Europe anyone?
Don't low content me, I'm just wondering about europe.

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