If you live in the United States and were hoping to play the original Metal Gear Solid with the new HD collection, it ain’t gonna happen. Sorry.
Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD re-release has generated a ton of excitement on the Web, even though not too much has been revealed. Well, the good news is that Kojima himself has unveiled some new information, but the bad news is that all of us who’re stuck in “overseas” territories won’t get the first Metal Gear Solid included in the package.
Kojima recently took to Twitter, explaining that Japan and everywhere else are getting two very different versions of the collection. In his home country, the package will include the core games of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 – both of which feature 1080p graphic remastering and play at 60 FPS – and gamers will get a download code for the first Metal Gear Solid.
The United States, however, which Kojima labeled as “overseas”, will instead feature an upgraded version of the PSP game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Also, both versions of the collection will receive the original 8-bit Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2, as both titles originally shipped with Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance.
Kojima also tweeted images of the PS3 Trophy icons that will be available when the game ships in November.