Konami’s pre-recorded show went live this morning and it seems to be a case of building on solid franchises. As part of this, the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, confirmed for PlayStation 3 earlier this year, has been announced for the Xbox 360 too.
Interestingly, the collection will include Metal Gear Solid 2, MGS 3 and Peace Walker, the excellent PSP title which has been ported up and given a graphical overhaul. As an added bonus for PlayStation owners, the PSP and PS3 save games for Peace Walker will be transferable. So, users can play to a point on their PSP and then hook it up to the PS3, transfer it and continue playing in HD. Lovely.
This will be the first time the classics have been available on Microsoft’s machine and it marks a widening of the multi-platform nature Konami indicated for the series with the unveiling of Rising last year and the announcement of Snake Eater for the Nintendo 3DS.
So, Metal Gear Solid on the Xbox 360. Who thought they’d never see the day? And how long before Metal Gear Solid 4 creeps over?
The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is due for release on PS3 and 360 this November.