Konami has altered the contents included with the Ultimate Edition of its upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
Slight correction, it's no longer PS3 exclusive and is now listed for 360 as well.... Honestly, while the additional contents are a lot better now, it's a shame they lifted the download code and MGS4 out (probably because of the 360 version) because it would have been a great way to get all the main, Kojima directed, games in the series in one pack. I also no longer think it's going to be as limited as the original version, sadly.
The PS3 version of MGS HD Collection in the US includes MSG1 download via PSN and the Xbox 360 version does not, is that because of the Xbox 360 too? It's definitely MS fault! [email protected]
Eh.... where did I say it was Microsoft's fault? I was just speculating that's maybe the reasoning because they've changed the whole package and made it multiplatform and probably didn't want to include two extra games in one version... Wow, you people are getting more insane by the day, I swear.
"Wow, you people are getting more insane by the day, I swear." Pirate Thom...what do you mean "you people"? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I had a feeling someone was going to link that movie. :p
That's because Kojima expects Microsoft to pay for it. Lol just kidding. XperiaRay
So the Ultimate Edition is no longer the Ultimate Edition basically, but still at the Ultimate Edition price. Go for it if you're into the t-shirt and art book, don't want MGS1, and want an ugly yellow MGS4 Platinum Hits edition.
No ones forcing you to buy it
i have the mgs hd collection on ps3 and it does not come with metal gear solid 1
what you do you mean its included i never got any voucher in the my HD collection game unless im missing something here? damn i didnt see lashes2ashes comment there lol
The Japanese version includes MGS1 without Peacewalker. The US has Peacewalker, but no MGS1.
@gamingdroid: US version does not include a download via PSN of MGS1...
My apologies, I thought the US version also included it, but it turns out it was only the Japanese version. Obviously it was also intended on the limited European release. My point still holds, there is different content on different platform versions. Lack of promised content doesn't mean the other caused it. That's speculation at best.
I think its a much better deal tbh
Urgh, gonna cancel this now. Having all the MGS games in one nice case (plus the MGS download) was worth the extra cash over the normal HD collection. This, not so much.
I got an Email from Zavvi today and as I ordered the MGS Ultimate HD collection which was limited to 4000 units and exclusive to the PS3, they will ship out MGS4 along with it. Ive queried about shipping me a voucher code for MGS1 too as it was advertised when I placed the order. It dont really bother me if they turn around and say thay cant, but it'd be nice if they do. All in all, I think this updated collection of contents is better. The old contents of the Ultimate HD Collection •MGS HD Collection •Metal Gear Solid 4 •Metal Gear Solid 1 (PSN Voucher Code) •5 Art Cards All exclusively in a steelbook case. The new collection for those who pre-oredered before. •Metal Gear Solid HD Game •Variant Metal Gear Solid Steel Book •Exclusive Metal Gear Solid T-Shirt •Exclusive 250 Page Premium Art Book showcasing the Artwork of Yoshi Shinkawa •Metal Gear Solid 4 (hopefully, if they are generous and im lucky a psn voucher code for MGS1) All in exclusive steelbook casing. I'd prefer the artbook than the 5 cards any day!
"•Metal Gear Solid 4" yellow Platinum Hits box art.
Lol yeah but it dont really matter. I bought MGS4 on launch so its cool. But I feel you, hate those platinum box art's.
soooo ugly :(
please Sony, stop with those hideous yellow/silver casings...
Did I miss something? Weren't the PS3 G.Hits in red boxes? When did this change (or at the very least why is this the ONLY game I've heard of being put in a yellow case?)
Zavvi is a UK/Euro site.. it's called "Platinum Range" there instead of "Greatest Hits" and they're an ugly yellow, compared to the still not so great red ones we have here in the US. Some info on Platinum Range: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... An example of what MGS4 will look like in this collection: http://theplaystationetwork...
I can't believe these guys its Yoji Shinkawa not Yoshi!
Lol haha yeah. I just copy and pasted from Zavvi :P
did they say there's still only 4000 copies. and will the case be numbered? that's why I bought it for god's sake.
Well it is still sold out. I think if there was more than 4000 then you would be able to buy it now. Anyway I bought it for the same reason. I hope they don't screw us over.
When you listed it as "Metal Gear Solid HD Game" I almost thought you meant the original MGS in HD. But that does look like a much nicer set, I mean if you really want to get MGS, you can download it off the store anyway and it costs very little if you can afford the ultimate edition anyway. The artbook is actually an exclusive thing, I would rather have that over the original MGS in itself.
It better still be only 4000copies worldwide otherwise it isnt really a collectors edition. Just wish they gave a special mgs4 case instead of the platinum range one.
Agreed. That was the biggest draw to it, being limited to 4000. Loving the Art book inclusion. At 250 pages it should be pretty sweet too. If thats the final image on the shirt, it looks pretty nice. Even the steel book casing looks very good. Much better then the placeholder they had shown when it went on sale. I am a little sad about not getting the MGS1 code, even if I do still have it for the PS1. Dont care either way about MGS4 since I managed to find a used copy of the Coll Ed at gamestop the other week for $12!!
can anyone confirm there's still only 4000 copies?
No mention of it anymore, so I would say no, it's no longer limited to 4000 copies.
If the Art book is the same as the American HD Ltd Edition, then I'll be cancelling. I imported the the American version, and also pre-ordered the UK Ultra limited edition. I am disappointed. This coming from a very big fan by the way.
So... I'm wondering! There are A LOT of people who bought this on ebay, for something like 200~500£... I'm really wondering what are they feeling now!
Did these guys really just spelled Yoji Shinkawa as "Yoshi Shinkawa"?
I know.. They are dumb as hell.
the deal didn't make sense in the first place. 1 site had an exclusive boxed collectors edition of MGS HD? i got my MGS HD a few days ago, it looks GREAT even on the XBOX.
I was about to say... this is a limited UK special run... 4000
because I got Metal Gear HD Collection the same night COD: MW3 came out...
I waited in line with all them kids and I'm the only one that walked out with a real game..
but this edition sounds sweet... but I'm not UK
This sucks to be honest. I was honestly debating importing this myself so anyone that was getting it for sure had to be super excited for it. Being its a MGS COLLECTION why wouldn't MGS4 and the original come in something special like this? Kojima willingly did things in favor of PlayStation and this was a reward for all the loyal fans. Facing facts if you love metal gear passionately you more than likely own a PS3. The only thing I don't understand is why Konami is that hungry for money now. They hold a death grip around MS right now since all their fans are literally begging for Metal Gear to be on the system. Its finally there so its a treat. MS wants to turn around and say "we don't want it" just because Sony gets a little bonus that belongs to them, fine don't give it to them. See what the fans say. Openly admit it was MS that said "we don't want it" and see what happens. I gaurentee those terms change within the next day, and that would have benefited the entire market not just them. But hey ensuring they make bank is more important.
i have a 360 and ps3 and i also think 360 holds the ps3 back alot. and i hate when i get a game on 360 and its on one disk.
Hmm I didn't recieve a email about this but they did update the web page.
I didn't receive an email about this either, but I still have it under my orders that's in processing. It also still lists the release date as Nov 25.
Thanks for the change info. Just give me the disc...
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