Konami has well and truly kicked started this year’s E3 announcements in style, by unveiling upcoming HD collections for Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders and also Silent Hill. The big talking point though, is that they will no longer be PlayStation 3 exclusives, as they are coming to the Xbox 360 as well.
During a pre-recorded press conference, legend Hideo Kojima made the news official, revealing that Metal Gear Solid HD Collections will be comprised of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and once PSP-exclusive, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
The games won’t run on an emulator direct from their previous incarnations, instead they will all feature updated visuals, a brand new HD user interface and also trophy and achievements support as well.
As for Zone of the Enders, the HD collection will consist of the first game, as well as The Second Runner, as reported from VG247. No release information for the new games yet, hopefully Konami will announce this during E3.
Firstly, what are your thoughts on the collections? Are you surprised that they are multiplatform? We’re definitely surprised that Peace Walker is coming to the Xbox 360 now, after first being a Sony PSP exclusive. Also, it’s interesting that the original Metal Gear Solid PS1 game is not included in the collection, perhaps Konami has something else in store for that.
Give us your thoughts on Konami’s bombshell. We’ll update you when we know more details about the MGS HD collection.