Konami is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear Solid franchise with a new PS3-exclusive compilation of games. The package, called Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, will ship in North America and South America in June.
The PS3-exclusive bundle will include Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (which includes the original MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition. In addition, the collection will also include two Ashley Wood digital graphic novels.
“We wanted to give Metal Gear Solid fans the opportunity to experience the series from beginning to end, all on one console,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With the collection’s multiple titles, players can truly see how Metal Gear Solid evolved into the critically acclaimed and beloved franchise it is today.”
The Metal Gear Solid series has sold more than 33 million units to date, so it’ll be interesting to see whether that sales volume means people avoid buying this upcoming uber compendium or flock to it for posterity’s sake.