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Submitted by Elginer 1682d ago | news

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will set you back $49.99

This past E3 Kojima announced the sweet Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PS3 and Xbox 360. The HD Collection includes Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker all in beautiful HD with achievements/trophies and Transfarring (on the PS3 version).

Well now we know how much this must have collection is going to cost: A very affordable $49.99. (Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, PS3, Xbox 360)

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2fk  +   1682d ago
awesome i cant wait!!! =)
M-Easy  +   1682d ago
That's $10 too high. The MGS series is my favorite of all time but both the GOW and Sly collections were priced right at $40.
2fk  +   1682d ago
to me it's worth every dollar =)
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Nitrowolf2  +   1682d ago
yeah but you have to remember Peace Walker just released.
GOW collections are only 2 games, and the peacewalker game is more then just a port

@BrianG below

Thats true, i also think ithas to do ith the fact that Sony is publishing those ones.
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BrianG  +   1682d ago
I believe those collections were priced at that point because they were published by Sony for the PS3 exclusively. Sony also prices their Move games at 39.99.

MS on the other hand prices Kinect games at 49.99. And this collection is heading to MS's Xbox 360 as well. So I guess Konami is just taking advantage of that.

EDIT: As Nitro said as well, good point, that game is relatively new. But Nitro the Sly collection was 3 games, so they did release a 3 game collection for 39.99.
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thereapersson  +   1682d ago
I wish this collection had Twin Snakes, or at least a remastered version of MGS 1
They released it on GameCube... was it published by Nintendo? It would have been sweet if they would have included an updated version of that game in this collection.
KeiserSosay4788  +   1682d ago
Completely agree. HD remakes shouldn't cost as much as a brand new PC game.
lil Titan  +   1682d ago
its worth it
gamingdroid  +   1682d ago
I'm sad to see the first MGS isn't on there. Would gladly pay $10 more to get it as well and another $20 to get MGS4 on Xbox 360. ;)

Either way, I will just wait for the inevitable discount. There are few games I have to have day-1.
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I_find_it_funny  +   1682d ago
can't really complain, that price points is pretty ok
n4gisatroll  +   1682d ago
Wow...greedy much? I owe every mgs except pw and even bought the essential collection along with subsistence and substance. I was going to get the hd collection, but it's this greed that's turning me off. 50 for an hd and trophy upgrade? I kinda feel like they know people will buy it just because mgs is in the title. Man...this made it harder for me to buy now, especially since mgs1 isn't in the collection.
firelogic  +   1682d ago
@BrianG. Not really. The PoP collection and the Tomb Raider trilogy were both $40. Both not published by Sony.
BrianG  +   1682d ago

True true. Good point as well. It must just be an agreement between Sony and the publisher in general then.
TheLastGuardian  +   1682d ago
I'm not buying this game because they're not remastering MGS1 and because it made MGS3 and MGS: Peace Walker go multiplatform. MGS2 was already on the original Xbox.

The Sly Collection is a much better value. It's a must buy now that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is coming in 2012.
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gaffyh  +   1682d ago
IF it didn't have Peace Walker, it would be too expensive, but at $49.99, it's priced just right. Any more and I may not have considered buying it.
DarkSymbiote  +   1682d ago
Its fine. Crap like MW are too high.
Bull5hifT  +   1682d ago
If it comes out by next month Fine id be happy and willing to pay $60 for this cause i never got metal 3 Subsistance with the new camera angles.... But if i have to wait 6 months or more lile the Effin ico collection, Eff that i dont know if ill have the money by Then , only one of those collections thats a gaurantee for me is ThE GTA3,Vice,San-an ... .im Sorry
miyamoto  +   1682d ago
It it were released on the PS3 only it might arrive at $40 only like most of the HD previous remasters. But since its multi-platform licensing issues might have jacked up the price.
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DaTruth  +   1681d ago
The only reason I can understand this is because Peace Walker is practically a new game, but if you already played PW, that puts this out of your price range!

I only played half of MGS3 and have all the rest of these in my collection now(recently played too), so this is a no buy for me!

Really wanted to finish MGS3 though; maybe I can find a copy somewhere!
ReservoirDog316  +   1682d ago
Wait, it isn't MGS3 Subsistance? That's a little disappointing.

Favorite game ever is MGS3 though so it's easily worth it.
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ShoryukenII  +   1682d ago
What's the difference between Subsistance and the regular one? I've only played most of the first game (but I refuse to play number 4 until I catch up).
RevXM  +   1682d ago
The most noticeable difference is the free 3rd person camera view.

they also had some extra sort of mini game modes.
Like extra arcade type missions.
vegetassj51  +   1682d ago
I thought I read some where that it was going to be the Subsistence version,

ahh here it is
skyblue14213  +   1682d ago

Subsistance has(vs. snake eater):

- A better player camera position
- An online game mode(now defunct)
- More capture the monkey missions
- The original metal gear games: metal gear 1 and metal gear 2 would be played through an msx emulator.

The inclusion of the original metal gear games is the main reason to get subsistence, otherwise if you are not a fan of the original metal gear games then don't get subsistence.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1682d ago
+1 Helpful for vegetassj51

Thanks, I was worried. Glad to see that I won't have to play with the old camera when I'm so used to the good one.
Bull5hifT  +   1682d ago
Ohh thank you, now i lost intrest.. Main number 1 reason i needed it right now for me was the free camera angles , truthfully on my Backwards Compatible these are some of the games that look great with that upscaling feature... FF12 and Half Life and Leisure Suit Larry look like totally differnt games in HD
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Perkel  +   1682d ago
@ skyblue14213

you forgot:

- 3rd disc is DVD film with whole MGS3 campain played by devs and directed by kojima. I watched it and it was awasome !

Also 3rd Person Camera is main reason to get this version.

It's way better than top down version.
skyblue14213  +   1682d ago

You must be talking about the rare limited special edition of subsistence which has a third disc called "persistence" which I think also included an early preview of metal gear solid 4 on the disc. I have the regular edition of subsistence which only contains 2 discs(I just looked at the back of the game case of my copy of subsistence as of writing this and it only says it contains 2 discs). I think that you are thinking of the rare limited edition of subsistence, because that version contains 3 discs.
monkey nuts  +   1682d ago
WOOT1/??? Thats the version I have then. I didn't know it was rare until you guys just mentioned the three disc thing. The cool part is I got it from GAME about 2 months before mgs4 came out, for the price of £25.99. I'd played 1 & 2 over and over on the ps1/ps2 but missed out on snake eater so wanted to get up to spec with the story. Gona go see how much this 'rare limted edition' might be worth. Cheers for the heads up. lol
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NeutralGamer  +   1681d ago

Actually the 3 disc edition is not so limited. It was the standard Subsistence in Europe.

Because the game was delayed in Europe, Hideo Kojima to make it up with making the limited Subsistence in US into the standard in Europe.
elmaton98  +   1682d ago
I agree with you. I paid for half-asses games that cost $10 more and I can afford this one when it comes out.
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the_kutaragi_baka  +   1682d ago
50$ is just insulting!
cut your price by a LOT (50% or more) and maybe I'd think about it, but the current price is a joke.
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Tainted Gene  +   1681d ago
... I don't get it

I kid. i kid.
TVippy  +   1681d ago
@firelogic, good point.
SquareEnixFan  +   1682d ago
Good deal. I'm getting this no matter what the price is.
ShoryukenII  +   1682d ago
I'd rather have it at $40 but I've been waiting for this for ages. You gotta do what you gotta do. :p
Grave  +   1681d ago
Agree. Totally worth it!!! cant wait.
Prcko  +   1682d ago
2 expensive
news4geeks  +   1682d ago
different from your usual "day 1, bestest game eva" chat.
pepsilover_2007  +   1682d ago
what are people complaining about the psp verson alone is around $30 and a ps2 set (with 2 and 3) is about 20 bucks, so not a bad deal considering they will be better versons of those games
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raztad  +   1682d ago
People (me also) were expecting the already common $39.99 price point set by Sony for remastered HD collections.

This could be a good deal for newcomers to the franchise but not for many PS owners. I already played through all these games. Want to revisit them in HD but I'll have to wait till it drops in price.
thebudgetgamer  +   1682d ago
i deem this price to be,
RockmanII7  +   1682d ago
I never played a MGS game so I really want to get this, but I've never played a MGS game so since it starts with MGS2 I assume I will have trouble following the story.
PirateThom  +   1682d ago
Do you have a PS3 or PSP? You could grab MGS1 off the store. It's also on PC (with a version on Game Cube)
RockmanII7  +   1682d ago
I don't have either lol, my plan is to buy MGS1 and play it on my PS2 or if it gets to late do something similar to what thebudgetgamer posted and just get as summary of the story.
thebudgetgamer  +   1682d ago
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Ocelot525  +   1682d ago
you'll have trouble following the story of mgs2 either way :p
Prototype  +   1682d ago

If you want the ENTIRE story start from the NES versions, then work your way up that way you have the entire story from the very beginning. A big mistake people make is starting from Solid then play the other ones; the NES versions actually tell of what happened up to Solid, then the Solid series go on from there.
PirateThom  +   1682d ago
I would actually play the MSX versions, the NES version of Metal Gear is broken and Snake's Revenge isn't canon.
hoof123  +   1681d ago
I'm sure I read somewhere that the collection comes with a downloadble code for MGS1 from the PSN store. (If you get the PS3 collection obvs.) Don't hold me too it, but I do seem to remember reading that somewhere.

Edit: Just saw that you said you didn't have a PS3.
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captain-obvious  +   1682d ago
should have been 40$
Shmotz  +   1682d ago
It's expensive and while I wholeheartedly agree it should have been 40$ I can understand the pricing and will still purchase it.
Nate-Dog  +   1682d ago
Isn't that cheap? I thought games in the US were around $60 usually.
wolokowoh  +   1682d ago
Yeah but collections are usually 40 dollars. Even Tomb Raider Trilogy which was 3 current generation games, a PS3 game(Underworld) and two Xbox 360 ports(Anniversary and Legend), was only 40. Sure Peace Walker will have extra content but that doesn't justify 10 dollars until that content is specified. If it's a lot of extra missions, I'll consider it(I already have all of the games). Otherwise, I'll pick this a few months after release for 30-40 dollars from Amazon.
Nate-Dog  +   1682d ago
Oh I see, fair enough then. Although in fairness Sony/Konami know they can get away with this pricing because it will still sell bucket loads so can't say I'm massively surprised.
TheCrazyMerc  +   1682d ago
This is cheap especially the fact that Peace Walker was recently just released. The price is worth it. So stop the bickering and get over it, it won't help change the price.
TheColbertinator  +   1682d ago
Totally worth it.Totally getting it.
solidboss  +   1682d ago
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Seijuurou  +   1682d ago
From the title I'm assuming these are HD remakes which would make the price fair for the amount of work put into this. 3 games for $50 isn't bad given the quality of the games. MGS:SE alone seals the deal for me.
femshep  +   1682d ago
ehhhh alright

39.99 would have been more idea but for Snake...its worth it
Soldierone  +   1682d ago
Geez...I guess this won't be a day one pick up after all. I was expecting 40 dollars. I love MGS so ill get it eventually, but since its coming during the holidays ill wait for a deal on it first.
Karich85  +   1682d ago
Why? Because it's an extra 10 bucks............10 bucks... get out of here douch, I might wait for a price drop too, only cause I have the games already, but at the same time, that is a hard package to pass up so it still might be a day 1 (lol, or whatever you kids call it these days), week one, whatever.
Soldierone  +   1681d ago get a high five for best comment of the day. Being a douch for saving money, not that I have a MGS avatar and didn't explain why I'm waiting or anything...the internet will never fail to impress me.
SageHonor  +   1682d ago
Just like the Sly collection and prince of persia trilogy... ill wait for the price to drop.... Smart business move.. Too many MGS fans so of course they will buy the game at 50 bucks..
Soldierone  +   1682d ago
I actually found the Sly collection on clearance at Target for 15 dollars lol....Its a random area in Target, they put "damaged" games there. Basically the case is just torn or they have to clear a little bit of the back stock.
Codeman420  +   1682d ago
money well spent
8bit_Nes_Rambo  +   1682d ago
Worth every cent, especially with Peacewalker included.
RXL  +   1682d ago
i love each one of these titles..

and would/will gladly pay 50 bucks for THREE amazing games and staples in video game history
GRIMLOCK_79  +   1682d ago
so much coming up this fall ..........
Raider69  +   1682d ago
Smart move by Konami trying to screw a Metal Gear fan like myself!No thanks i will wait for a lower price tag or bargain bin!Konami stocks are down and what a better way of pleasing the shareholders by releasing a collection at inflated price.
asyouburn  +   1682d ago
Inflated price? Mgs2 and mgs3 were both 50 new when they came out, and mgspw was 40. These versions are superior to those and you get all for 50.
SageHonor  +   1682d ago
Isn't it just trophies and HD graphics?
EazyC  +   1682d ago
$50 is... Just greedy. Sorry Konami.
SageHonor  +   1682d ago
Here is a bubble
richierich  +   1682d ago
I cant afford it
Deathcakes  +   1682d ago
Worth every penny.. Hell, I'd even pay more... Hey, I actually do - Why must games be so expensive here in Sweden? -_-
Cereal  +   1682d ago
I'll wait for a price drop then (if I even decide to get it at all as I still have the original games). The Sly Collection pretty much set a standard for me. 3 Great games for only $40.
nevin1  +   1682d ago
BC or PS2 system is the way to go.

PW is a year old game so I wouldnt considered it a recently released game. Isnt the game $19.99 new?

pretty much, you ppl are buying trophies.
solidsnake222  +   1682d ago
This is old news, so it certainly doesn't deserve to be on the top 5 hottest articles. And $50 is very fair for what could be the best collection ever to be released.
solidsnake222  +   1677d ago
For the disagrees*
Deios  +   1682d ago
$50 dollars!!! Who do you think you kidnapped Chelsea Clinton!!! :D
solidboss  +   1682d ago
is it chelsea or kelsea?
Son_Lee  +   1681d ago
Bubble for the Rush Hour reference. One of my favorite movies of all time.
SwampCroc  +   1682d ago
$50 for 3 Awesome games.. I believe so. MGS 2 and MGS 3 were damn near $50 when they first came out. so to relive them in a higher quality.. hell probably see shit I never saw before.. and I haven't played Peace Walker yet. so I'm all over this.
solidboss  +   1682d ago
i approve the picture used for this article =)
kamakaz3md  +   1682d ago
im kinda getting tired of these HD remakes, but then again maybe its the MGS one that isnt interesting to me. I played the GOW HD remakes and I didnt care for them, but I really dont care for the series at all, kinda like MGS, but RISING looks awesome, and sons of liberty was kinda fun as well as snake eater. Im kinda interested in sly cooper hd remakes and the shadow of the colossus HD remakes, but not the MGS ones.... : / jus my opinion
Deathcakes  +   1682d ago
Well of course you're getting tired of HD remakes when they only release remakes of games you don't like all that much. Personally, I'm a huge MGS and GoW fan for example so the fact that both will see HD releases in the near future (GoW's PSP games were coming to PS3, yes? :S) is just plain awesome for me. Just out of curiosity though - Which games would you like to see HD releases of?
kamakaz3md  +   1681d ago
idk, id have to think, but 1 series that came to mind was jak n daxter...
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