We have some good news for those of you who have been waiting patiently for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection to arrive on the PS Vita. Konami has finally come out and announced a release date update for the game.
The portable version has been a long time in development of course, while the console versions are freely available to pick up now on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The good news though, is that the Vita version will contain exclusive features, the most notable of which is the Transfarring feature which will allow gamers to transfer save files from console versions straight to the Vita.
Konami has announced this week that you’ll be able to pick up the Metal Gear HD Collection on the Vita in late June, although unfortunately they still cannot commit to a solid release date. This isn’t the most frustrating aspect at the moment for Metal Gear fans with a Vita though, as if you didn’t already know, the portable version will not come with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Peace Walker comes with the console version of the game, but we’re guessing for storage reasons, Konami won’t be including this on the Vita version. Instead you’ll get the original Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake games, as well as the HD ‘remakes’ of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and also Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Don’t ask us why the first Metal Gear Solid PS1 game isn’t included on Vita either – apparently this is a Japanese special only. Japanese versions will get Metal Gear Solid 1 instead of Peace Walker, while all other versions will come without both. If it is a collection though celebrating the history of the great franchise, you would think that the logical thing here would be to include the original Metal Gear Solid game which is arguably one of the best games of all time.
Regardless of the controversy though, the collection is still looking like a great addition to the PS Vita, which is in dire need of some fresh games to play. Let us know if you plan to pick up the collection for your Vita and also your opinions on the omission of Peace Walker. Is it a big deal to you or not?