Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection dated for July in North America

UPDATE: And September in Europe.

UPDATE: Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is now set for a September release in Europe, Konami has announced.

No exact date or pricing has yet been revealed.

Original Story: Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, a PS3-exclusive anthology containing roughly 25 years of Metal Gear history, has been dated for 9th July in North America where it will be priced at $50, Konami has announced.

That's not too shabby when one considers that's what last year's excellent Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection launched at and this contains all of that plus the original Metal Gear Solid, MGS4: Guns of the Patriots, and the 1999 curio MGS: VR Missions.

To lay it out clearly, The Legacy Collection contains the following:

  • Metal Gear*
  • Metal Gear 2*
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD version with VR missions)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (HD version)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (HD version)
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
  • MGS: digital graphic novels by Ashley Wood
  • A 100-page art book

*Bonus content in MGS3.

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This will be the digital graphics novels' first release outside of Japan and they detail the events of the first couple MGS games for those who don't want to be bothered by the fixed camera perspective of older titles or simply want to brush up on Kojima's incredibly convoluted lore.

The only MGS games that aren't included are the PSP's Portable Ops and two Metal Gear Acid tactic spin-offs.

Regrettably, no European release for The Legacy Collection has been announced, but the PS3 is region-free, so importing is an option.

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