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High-def naked Raiden, anyone? Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 getting the HD collection treatment

Publishers, are your star developers taking too long between entries for your biggest franchises? Fans moaning that the new sequels aren't as good as the old ones? Well the HD remake collection is the solution for you! Konami has shown that it understands this handy modern fix, with the Silent Hill 2 and 3 collection announced last night. See also Capcom's the upcoming Resident Evil 4 HD and Sony's Team Ico collection. But you might also want to know that along with said Silent Hill reveal came news of Metal Gear Solid: HD Edition, comprising MGS2, and MGS3: Subsistance.

My cynicism is joking of course. This is great news, especially for those of us who bought our PS3s after up-scaled backwards compatibility was taken out, and who can't bear to run our blurry old PS2s though our nice massive HD tellies.

The remasters run in 1080P at 60 frames-per-second, and are looking pretty pretty. We have screens to prove this.

Sadly no MGS1, as the only version arguably capable of an up-res would be The Gamecube's Twin Snakes, and Nintendo probably still owns a one-third share in that, having co-produced it with Konami and Silicon Knights. Double-dip version when Project Cafe comes out? We'll see, friends, we'll see...

Oh, and there's an HD version of the PSP's Peace Walker coming. Though how that will look when blown up to 1080P is anyone's guess.

June 03, 2011

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  • chubbyewok - August 4, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    I am kind of mad that my favorite series is going multi-platform. Crappy Xbox doesn't deserve such a good game.
  • Bawheidbob - June 4, 2011 10:38 a.m.

    I will buy this if only for the ability to finally throw out my PS2
  • quincytheodore - June 4, 2011 6:35 a.m.

    Sigh, more remakes. Just what the industry needs. Where is the creativity? Why linger to the glory of the past? If this is the routine of this gen, we'll be stuck in capitalism... I'LL BUY IT! I'm kidding, I'll totally buy them.
  • JBizFoShiz - June 4, 2011 3:33 a.m.

    I really hope that it's the "Substance" edition of MGS2. European Extreme difficulty gave me nightmares as a teen (still beat it and got all the dog tags) and I look forward to reliving those cheap fights with Vamp. I hope they can rectify the lack of pressure-sensitive buttons on the PS3 that were SO crucial in sticking up guards on the PS2. ...and to those complaining about how the screenshots look, the shot of Snake peeking around the corner is as clean as you're gonna get, given the age of the original games. It's like complaining about the transfer quality of an old film on Blu-Ray. It's not going to be as stunning as MGS4, sure, but it's still going to be the best it's ever looked. All that said, I'm waiting for a price drop. I've run through MGS2 on every possible difficulty level and played MGS3 three times. Which, according to recaptcha, follows the mendatio policy.
  • Japanaman - June 3, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    MGS2 looks exactly the same as the Xbox version. MGS3 looks worse to me. Even worse than the 3DS version. The original is beautiful in SD. HD? Not so much. Still, I am anxiously awaiting to stab people with forks in HD. Best part of the game EVER.
  • TheWebSwinger - June 3, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    BUYIN THIS! It sucks that MGS 1 wasn't included, I mean seriously they could just HD-ify Twin Snakes!
  • BlueEevee - June 3, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Skating Solid Snake in HD FTW
  • lovinmyps3 - June 3, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    No MGS1?! Damn it! That's the one that needs an HD upgrade! The other two still hold up fairly well. Oh well, I'm excited nonetheless.
  • jackthemenace - June 3, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    Naked Raiden in HD!? BRB, just need to wash my hand...
  • CataclysmicBane - June 3, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    what i want to know is how they'll fix the issue of the original titles using the PS2's pressure sensitive buttons that the PS3 doesn't have. I own every MGS game and im still forced to play them on my ps2 instead of my backwards compatible ps3. The pressure sensitive buttons were use to point your gun and depending on the pressure put on the button you would either shoot or put your gun down. Its was almost impossible to point your gun and not shoot on PS3, which almost always resulted in alert mode. I have hope that Konami has a way to fix it. Ive been waiting for this HD collection for a long time.
  • CoryM1134 - June 3, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    Db1331, I highly recommend bulldozing through the first 3 if you don't want to be scratching your head through MGS4's infamous 45 minute long cutscenes. I've given more than one playthrough to all of them, and parts of 4 still left me bewildered. If you don't want to play the GC version, you can get MGS1 through PSN in all of its gritty, blocky, simplistic glory. I'm not sure how it would hold up to a newcomer, but as someone who played it when it first came out, it's still one of my favorite games.
  • D0CCON - June 3, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    I just got every splinter cell game for $15 on Steam and have always preferred them to MGS, so I think I'm good.
  • Shanetexas - June 3, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    Debbie Downer: "Looks the same"
  • atomgrad - June 3, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    This is fantastic news! I'm really glad Sony and Konami are re-releasing their classic games, because I just bought a PS3 and it's my first Sony console. Now I get a chance to play these great games too!
  • MySistersMenstruationTastesFunny - June 3, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    So it's plain old MGS2, not Substance? I don't really know much about the series, but this looks like a good entry point.
  • GhostThumbsLlamaFace - June 3, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    I'll certainly be buying that!
  • TheMATTrix - June 3, 2011 5:53 p.m.

    It's coming to the 360 and PS3 :)
  • Ampatent - June 3, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    Now just port it over to the 360, please.
  • scritti - June 3, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    - "Oh, and there's an HD version of the PSP's Peace Walker coming. Though how that will look when blown up to 1080P is anyone's guess." Peace Walker is actually part of the collection and should look just fine if the recently leaked PS3 God Of War Portable Collection pics are any indication.
  • batmanboy11 - June 3, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    Very excited for this.

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