Metal Gear Solid Coming To Euro PSN This Week

We’re still waiting for an English press release, but apparently Konami Germany have confirmed that the European PSN Store will get the much delayed PlayStation classic Metal Gear Solid this Thursday.

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH gibt die Veröffentlichung von vier Metal Gear Solid Klassikern über Sonys PlayStation(R)Network bekannt. Anlass für diese Neuigkeit ist auch der näher rückende Release von Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker für PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable).

Den Anfang macht ein Klassiker der Videospielgeschichte und der einflussreichste Titel jüngerer Zeit: Die original PSone Version von Metal Gear Solid erscheint am 19. November für 9,99 Euro als Download. Metal Gear Solid markiert den ersten Schritt der Serie in eine komplett in 3D gestaltete Spielumgebung und begründete den Ruhm von Hideo Kojima als Entwickler von Weltformat.

I don’t speak German, but that’s clearly talking about Metal Gear Solid, for 10 Euro.  From the press release it looks like the reason behind the release is the upcoming PSP title, Peace Walker.  Let’s hope for UK news soon.


Update: Konami have sent us the English press release:

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it will release four classic Metal Gear Solid titles via Sony’s PlayStation(R)Network service.

The news comes as Konami gears up for the anticipated release of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable), and will begin with the reissue of the original PSone version of Metal Gear Solid on November 19th, priced £7.99. Hailed as an all-time classic and one of the most influential video games of modern times, Metal Gear Solid marked the series’ first move into a fully 3D play area, and established Hideo Kojima as an iconic talent.

The release of Metal Gear Solid will then be followed with Kojima Productions’ PSP(R) entrants to the series: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops +, and the innovative Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel. Release dates for these titles will be confirmed at a later date.