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MGS HD Collection Vita Gets A Release Date

Snake on the move.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the Vita will be arriving on the portable in late June, publisher Konami has announced.

The Vita version comes with almost all the bells and whistles from its big brother console offering, as well as Kojima Productions’ Transfarring system, allowing players to share data across PS3 and Vita versions.

What MGS HD Vita is lacking, however, is MGS: Peace Walker.

Whether it’s due to space limitations or because including it would be at odds with the PSP version sitting on the PSN store for £15.99, it’s still a shame that it’s absent.

26 Comments
  1. parryman
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    Hmm, never actually played a MGS game, think I will start with this.

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 19:48.
    • seravok
      Member
      Since: Oct 2011

      Then please play them in order of release! MG, MG2, MGS, MGS2, MGS3, MPO, MGS4, MGS:PW.
      MG, MG2 and MPO are kinda skippable thou. And don’t bother with Snakes revenge since it’s not considered canon. :D

      Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 21:42.
      • Tanzil
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        or in chronological order MGS3, MGS:PO, MGS:PW, MG, MG2, MGS, MGS2, MGS4….Actually, stickwith release order. You can skip metal gear ac!d. They’re non-canon

        Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 22:49.
  2. DixNeuf
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    So is Metal Gear 3 included? If so, for my money this is a better package than the big consoles.

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 19:50.
    • PoorPaddy89
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Yes, which is why it’s called a “collection” :P

      Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 23:17.
  3. uncharted86
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    “All isn’t lost though, this absence is mitigated by the inclusion of the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 games in delicious HD goodness.”

    Those games were in the console collection too, so I don’t really understand that sentence?

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 19:56.
    • Joe Dart
      Member
      Since: Sep 2011

      Were they? Whoops, my mistake.

      Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 19:58.
      • XisTG
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        And MG1 and 2, although included, are not in HD :)

        Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 20:22.
  4. uncharted86
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    Yes, because they are part of MGS3: Subsistence, which is the version of MGS3 in the collection. But I see you just quoted Eurogamer, so they got it wrong :)

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 20:04.
    • XisTG
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      That is the right answer :)
      I hope Eurogamer meant Metal Gear Solid “1” though :p

      Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 20:20.
  5. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Been hankering for a meaty, story-driven Vita game since launch. A real shame they didn’t add Peace Walker as it’s the only game in the series I have yet to touch on.

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 20:40.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      :O Its worth buying the PS3 HD collection just for Peace Walker – its amazing and by far the best MGS in my opinion.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 08:47.
  6. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Ehm… “late June”? That’s no release date… Hasn’t a June release already been pretty much common knowledge? (I’m not trying to come off like a smartass by the way, I’m having a feeling of deja-vu here)

    And the absence of Peace Walker is almost certainly due to space limitations as I belive the largest Vita cartridge is 4GB.

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 20:45.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      That’s what I thought – already knew it was June. But at least we know it’s LATE June now. (I have more time to Platinum Wipeout 2048 in time for MGS).

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 08:48.
  7. Carl
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Would be nice if they included a 50% off voucher for Peace Walker, or something

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 20:53.
  8. Jag
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    They should re-release Peace Walker on Vita too, even if it is a separate download.
    Not only does the second analogue stick do wonders for the gameplay, also having proper multiplayer support over PSN is brilliant in the PS3 version.
    (Adhoc party is useless for me as I have my PS3 connected via Wifi)

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 21:00.
  9. shields_t
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Nice. Hopefully it will be similarly priced to the PS3 HD collections.

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 21:16.
  10. Nate
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Huge shame Peace Walker isn’t included, it would have guaranteed a purchase from me at least.

    Comment posted on 30/04/2012 at 21:39.
    • gaffers101
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Same here, I was really looking forward to Peace Walker on my Vita. I know I could get the PSP version but it would have been nice to get a version with the 2nd stick integrated.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 07:35.