Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection release doubtful for Australia

PalGN reports: "It's a bad day for Australians: Yesterday we reported that Konami will be releasing a commemorative Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection for the PlayStation 2 in the US.

While we naively commented that it was "very likely" Australians will also be receiving the collection, we asked an Atari spokesperson (as Atari distributes Konami titles in Australia) to confirm whether the collection would be available in Australia, and received the following heart-sinking comment, "At this stage there are no plans to release the collection here".

While our chances of receiving the game are definitely not confirmed, the "at this stage" comment indicates that if enough people complain, then maybe we'll see the collection in Australia."

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CaliGamer3727d ago

No self respecting gamer should be without experiencing the full scope that is the MGS saga, a moment of silence to our fellow gamers in Australia, god speed and I hope they change their mind.

Sorry XBOX owners....

ravinash3727d ago

they should release it everywhere....Konami would make mega bucks$$$

Yi-Long3727d ago

... I dont see why they wanna release this on PS2...

Why not just remake all 3 games in HD, and release them for an eager 360/PS3 crowd?
I'd buy a HD trilogy in a heartbeat!

Bathyj3727d ago

I agree.

The added bonus is it would be region free on PS3 and hansom Aussies like me would be able to import it.

Keowrath3727d ago

I agree Yi-Long. I'm a HUUUUUGE MGS fan(boy)

I own
Metal Gear Solid Integral (PS1) JPN
Metal Gear Solid TTS (GC) US
Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2) US
Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance (PS2) JPN
Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2) US
Metal Gear Solid 3 Special Edition (PS2) JPN (was a gift)
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistance (PS2) US
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistance (PS2) UK (To play on my PS3)

I already have too many versions of the standard Trilogy. The only way I'd be interested in re-releases would be down to an HD version.

I wonder how that would sell on 360. A lot 360 owners here appear to prefer Splinter Cell (I don't know if that's down to MGS being exclusive or what) but I wonder how well an HD trilogy of MGS would sell on the Microsoft System. I know Substance didn't do too great but it wasn't a great version.

Bolts3727d ago

Its just a bunch of old MGS games on the PS2 right?

leon763727d ago

That's a very bad attitude from konami!!! All people that have PS2 deserve to play this collection!!!

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