More Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Details Emerge

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Hideo Kojima has released some new details regarding the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. When it was first announced we had no idea which versions of MGS2 and MGS3 were going to be included in the package. It seems like most of our questions have been answered.

Both games are being ported by Bluepoint Games, the same team that did the God of War Collection. The version of MGS3 included in the collection will be Subsistence. This means that you’ll have full camera control instead of being forced to use the locked angles from the original. The game will also run at 60 frames per second. That’s double the frame rate of its PS2 counterpart, an upgrade that fans will easily appreciate. MGS2 will also run at 60fps (like it did on the PS2), although it doesn’t seem like we’ll be getting the content from Substance.

It was revealed that Peace Walker HD will not just be a simple port. Many of the assets have been remade and the feel of the game is “completely new”. Peace Walker will have trophies, achievements, improved audio quality, and other improvements such as dual analog support. It was also noted that PS3 owners will get a voucher to download the PSP version of Peace Walker, at least in Japan.

PS3 owners will have the ability to transfer content thanks to the new “Transfarring” mechanic. For Peace Walker HD, you’ll get to transfer your saves between the PS3 and PSP in a matter of seconds. MGS2 and MGS3 will have Transfarring support for the NGP. According to Kojima, the PSP just can’t deliver the quality of the PS2 classics.

If you missed the Konami pre-E3 press conference, the idea of Transfarring isn’t exactly new. Basically, it’s the same idea that works for PSone Classics. You can transfer the game and saves from the PSP and PS3 and continue progress wherever you go. Kojima mentioned that he has big plans for the concept.

The first step involves Transfarring saves between the PSP and PS3. Step two takes it a bit further and brings PS2 class games to the PS3 and NGP and allows for Transfarring between both platforms. The third and final step is to bring new PS3 games to the NGP, giving you to ability to use Transfarring on day one.

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is set to release in November 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. In Japan, you’ll also get a PSone Classic voucher for Metal Gear Solid (PS3 only). Hopefully there will be a similar promo in North America and Europe.

Source: Andriasang

44 Comments

  1. Transfarring is the most exciting feature the NGP has to offer.

    Let’s hope Sony give it a better name, though.

  2. Nice, very nice. Day one buy for sure :)

    Are MGS 2 and 3 getting trophy support, or just Peacewalker?

    • They all have trophy support ^_^

      • excellent.
        Mr Burns style, steepled fingers.

      • Awesome. Thanks for clarifying that for me :)

  3. 8)

  4. Hhhhmmmm, something tells me MGS1 is being remade using the MGS4 engine for Snake’s 25th Birthday, why else leave out Twin Snakes from the package…

    • I’d second that. Kojima said theres something nig, and thats certainly big!

      • Clearly i meant “big”, not “nig”. Just glad i didnt want to write “bigger”.

    • Actually, I take it back. I predict a HD remake of the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2, rather than Metal Gear Solid.

  5. Its a shame about not having the substance version of mgs2, but as mgs3 is possibly my favourite game ever i’m not too fussed. I think the best thing about the upgrade will actually be the 60fps, as mgs3 is closer to 15 or 20fps. Its sure not 30.

    As for Peace Walker, its going to be the game that drags me online, no doubt. I completed every mission to S rank on single player, got all weapons, and logged over 130 hours on the psp, but im still gonna start a whole new game for the ps3. I look forward to playing some online co-op with you guys :)

    November cannot come soon enough!

    • MGS3 was supposed to be 30fps for sure but it does drop quite frequently when there’s a lot going on in the jungle. It gets better later on in the game.

      • Yeh, there are a couple of bits where iys pretty bad and im not exactly sure how something happens :P I’m sure this will be sorted in the hd collections. :)

  6. Will we be getting trophies for the PS2 MGSs?

  7. Best news I’ve heard (Gaming wise lol) in a long time! :D
    As amazing as 4 was,I don’t think it beat Snake Eater in terms of sheer epicness(?),and I can’t wait to play those in HD!

  8. After not being able to find any of the original games around where I lived, I bit the bullet and bought 4 before playing the others. This’ll be fantastic, a must-buy!

  9. I’m sure they will get plenty income for these relative to the effort required to overhaul them, so I understand why they do it, but I am bored of all these HD re-releases already. I’d rather the resources went on new stuff.

    Still, money for old rope so they will continue to do it.

  10. Cool :P But for the Xbox 360 to? I didn’t think Xbox 360 players liked MGS games[because they all ways slag them off, you know they say its all cut scenes etc etc] LoL

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