To get gamers riled up for the Release of MGS4, Konami is releasing Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection.
This PS2 bundle pack includes the original Metal Gear Solid
, and the "director's cuts" Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance
, and Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence
. This is good news for recent fans of the series who want to experience the whole thing. It's also good for people who might have missed the special editions of the games; Subsistence is particularly difficult to find these days. This announcement has a bit of a sour note, however. As PS1 and PS2 games, you won't be able to play them on the backwards compatible-less 40GB PS3. With rumblings that the 60GB model is on the chopping block, it's good that PS2s are still around and pretty cheap.
METAL GEAR SOLID®: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION PLANNED FOR PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Three Classics of Stealth Action in One Collection
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - February 5, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today confirmed speculation that Metal Gear Solid ®: the Essential Collection is currently planned for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Now Metal Gear Solid fans have the final chance to fully immerse themselves in the Metal Gear Solid universe before the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
"Since its inception, the Metal Gear Solid franchise has been one of the most successful game series in the history of video games, receiving worldwide recognition and praise," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. "Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection represents a great value for gamers, bringing together three must-have classic titles which pioneered the stealth action genre."
Metal Gear Solid: the Essential Collection includes the original Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation game console, the director's cut of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 in a commemorative package with artwork by renowned Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa.
Metal Gear Solid: the Essential Collection is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and sells for a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information visit the website at www.konami.com.
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill®, DanceDanceRevolution® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.konami.com.
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