It comes as no surprise that Medal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection isn’t coming to Xbox 360. But why not? Main man Hideo Kojima explained that the amount of data in Metal Gear Solid 4 was “just too enormous.” He said this on his radio show, noting that “an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 hasn’t gone on sale” either.
Kojima adds that the game would take up seven DVDs, which is something they aren’t willing to do. However, all hope isn’t lost, as he mentioned that the collection might come out on the next Xbox.
The Legacy collection is a package of gaming goodness that includes all four titled MGS games alongside Peace Walker HD Edition and MGS: VR Missions. It’s due out next month exclusively on PS3.
At its 20th anniversary part, Hideo Kojima, creator of the series, took center stage to demonstrate real-time gameplay from Metal Gear Solid 4. The video can be downloaded from FileShack in high-resolution; those who prefer streaming can check out this Shacknews post which includes the video as well as a description of the events in the video. If you’re feeling too lazy to click, then check out the embedded video below:
Konami has held its Metal Gear 20th Anniversary party where it revealed Metal Gear Collection, a special package on sale celebrating the event. This package will include Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear: Portable Ops – basically, all the entries in the franchise ever released.
They also showed off a music CD collection, 12-inch action figures, Kubrick dolls, candies, books, cars and more. More pictures can be found on 1Up.
Who wouldn’t want to have a camo-skinned PSP? Kotaku reports on limited-edition PSP packaging by Konami, promoting the upcoming portable Metal Gear Solid game – Portable Ops. There are two editions containing a Portable Ops UMD, camo PSP, three special pins and a special PSP carrying case with matching strap. This package can be picked up for 29,190 yen ($250 approx.) starting December 21.
The one pictured right is the “special” special edition, and will be available by mail order only. It will include all of the above, including a genuine snakeskin PSP case and strap and, as Kotaku puts it, “even fancier packaging.” Fans will be able to get their hands on it for 39,690 yen ($340 approx.); it will also be available from next month.
The Games Convention at Leipzig, Germany is shaping up to be quite a treat this year. To be held from August 23 to 27, the convention will see Kojima Productions present five games from the Japanese studio: four Metal Gear titles and Lunar Knights for DS.
Located in Hall 5, Booth F02, Konami will be showcasing Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PS3 via a video trailer. It is not known whether it will be the E3 trailer, or a completely new one. Visitors to the convention will also be able to check out Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, a three-disc re-release of the PS2 classic, as well as Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel and Portable Ops, their two new PSP titles.
The Konami stand will also be host to Lunar Knights, a new franchise from Kojima Productions. It will be the first time that the game will be available in playable form in Europe. The game has players use two characters with different abilities to fight hordes of vampires with special weapons; it will feature a digital climate, where the top screen will simulate real weather.
Further details of Konami’s exhibition-program will be available shortly.
Konami has announced the official tournament for Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence; it will take place between July 29 and September 17. The tournament, which is being sponsored by iGames, will let gamers across North America compete for a chance to win a selection of incredible Metal Gear prizes and bragging rights. Interested gamers will have to register through iGames’ nationwide centers or website.
The tournament will consist of a series of solo and team games in which contestants can participate from home or from iGames centers nationwide. More details:
Tournament matches will be held regularly each weekend, and players can participate in as many matches as they wish. Each player will be rated using the ELO ranking system that judges their overall skill level rather than just wins and losses. The players and teams with the top rating each day will win Metal Gear memorabilia such as shirts, games and accessories, while the players and teams with the best rating over the course of the entire competition will earn entry into a final elimination stage. The team and solo game winners from this stage will become Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence champions and will win prizes such as HDTVs, special in-game awards and rare Metal Gear memorabilia.
Through a comedic blurb on a catalog for Studio Kojima’s upcoming games lineup, Hideo Kojima announced a surprise: a live-action Metal Gear Solid movie is in the works!
Thankfully, Uwe Boll, revered by many as the “worst director”, is not attached to the project, but that a “Class-A” contract has been secured. Here’s quote from Kojima himself:
I have received many offers to adapt Metal Gear Solid. It has taken a long time, but we have finally settled on an arrangement,” said the revered designer. “False facts aside, a movie project is underway. I have finalized a Class-A contract with a party in Hollywood.
The party’s name wasn’t mention, or the release date or potential directors. Further details are expected to surface soon.
Kojima Production’s secret PSP title has been revealed to be another Metal Gear Solid game for the PSP – this time around, however, it is not based on Acid but will be a real-time action-stealth game.
Dubbed Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, the new game will feature an original storyline that follows the events of MGS3: Snake Eater, as Naked Snake establishes FOXHOUND to hunt down the FOX unit. Set in 1970, the game will be the missing link in the ongoing Metal Gear saga, as players get to learn more about returning characters like Para-Medic, Major Zero and Sigint. The story of the game will feature fully voiced cinmeatics and original artwork by acclaimed illustrator Ashley Wood.
Portable Ops will use an intuitive third-person camera mode optimized for handheld play. This time around, players will be able to recruit comrades to create their own fighting unit. Unique NPCs can be recruited depending on their actions in key situations. Bringing good news to on-the-go gamers, Portable Ops will feature wireless multiplayer, offering various modes and many levels. The multiplayer will see the introduction of a new “White Flag” system that will let players choose to surrender and live to fight again in each round or fight to the death until the next game begins.
No release date for the title was announced.