Metal Gear Solid HD Collection News

Last month the Metal Gear Solid fan remake, Shadow Moses Project, was unceremoniously shut down, ostensibly due to legal pressure from Konami. But now the folks behind that, the Fan Legacy Team, have started a new MGS-related project with another person spurned by Konami: the original Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter.

Escape From New York IP-holder wanted to sue Metal Gear Solid

John Carpenter said not to, because Kojima is "a nice guy".

It's no secret that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is a fan of John Carpenter's 1981 Kurt Russell vehicle Escape From New York. I mean, the main character in his beloved stealth series is even named after New York's gruff anti-hero and they even share the same mullet, eyepatch, five o'clock shadow and gruff voice. There's yet another reference to Kurt Russell's character in Metal Gear Solid 2 wherein Snake goes by the alias "Iroquois Plissken". The similarities were so close that the company who owns the rights to the film, CanalPlus, wanted to sue Kojima over it.

Metal Gear stylin': Konami is launching an MGS clothing line

UPDATE 08/05/2015: Konami has unveiled its Metal Gear Solid 1984 collection of clothes via the Insert Coin website.

There are a raft of 22 T-shirts and 40 jumpers and other bits and bobs based on the Metal Gear Solid franchise and, specifically, the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5. There's a lot of Shadow Moses, Foxhound and Snake gubbins going. The 55 Diamond Dogs 84 jacket, right, looks nice.

Here's a gallery of images. Tempted?

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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection spotted

UPDATE: Confirmed for America in June as a PS3-exclusive. No word on Europe.

Update: Konami has finally lifted its lid on the rumoured Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, which will be heading to North and South America in June as a PS3-exclusive.

MGS: Peace Walker sneaks off of Games on Demand

Microsoft working on a fix. "Please wait for a while."

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD has mysteriously been removed from Microsoft's Games on Demand channel on Xbox Live after having just been added to the service on 28th August.

Metal Gear Solid HD editions get release dates

Metal Gear Solid HD editions get release dates

MGS2 HD, MGS3 HD and MGS PW sold separately.

Konami has announced the release dates for the digital versions of its high definition Metal Gear Solid games.

These dates take in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita and Xbox 360. Pricing will be announced later.

The release dates in full:

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Hideo Kojima confirms Metal Gear Solid 5 built using Fox Engine - report

Hideo Kojima has confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5 will be built using the Fox Engine - according to a new interview.

The legendary Japanese game developer told the July issue of French magazine IG (via Gamekyo) that Metal Gear Solid 5 is indeed in the works, and hinted that Solid Snake may be in it.

We've had our French colleagues at Eurogamer.fr (Sweden lol) look over the report and they told us the following:

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita release date

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita release date

Take your PS3 save on the go, like a handbag.

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be released for PlayStation Vita on 29th June, Konami has announced.

Niftily, this version communicates with the PS3 version, allowing you to transfer saved games and make progress while from your living room. Kojima Productions calls this process Transfarring, which is really clever.

On Vita, the MGS HD Collection sports touch-screen and rear touchpad controls. These allow you to zoom in or out during cut-scenes, peer around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle weapons/items and stab people.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection gets Vita release date

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection gets Vita release date

Portable version to debut Transfarring cross-platform play.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection launches on Vita in "late June", publisher Konami has announced.

The portable version of February's console release adds a rebalanced user interface and debuts Kojima Productions' Transfarring system that lets players share data between the Vita and PlayStation 3.

Unlike the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, the Vita release doesn't include PSP title Peace Walker. However, it will feature Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2 alongside touched-up takes on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

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Konami reveals more Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita details

Konami reveals more Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita details

UPDATE: western release confirmed for the summer.

UPDATE: Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on Vita will launch in the West in the summer.

The PlayStation Vita version includes HD remasters of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, complete with trophies and controls designed with the handheld's touch panels in mind. No mention was made of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

There's also a "rebalanced user interface", and support for Hideo Kojima's Transfarring system - more on that below.

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Sony announces new PS Vita games for Japan

Sony announces new PS Vita games for Japan

Confirms Mega Man creator's new Vita project.

Sony has announced a raft of new PS Vita games for launch in Japan.

Among them are Phantasy Star Online 2 and Persona 4 The Golden.

Phantasy Star Online 2 was previously a PC exclusive. According to Andriasang, series producer Sakai Satoshi said the PC and Vita versions will be played on the same server, and you'll be able to play the same character on both versions.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection release date announced

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection launches on 3rd February 2012, Konami has announced.

The five-game high definition compilation releases on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

HD Collection includes Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, all in full HD.

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Kojima announces Suda 51's Sdatcher

Kojima announces Suda 51's Sdatcher

A radio drama inspired by Snatcher. Really.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has announced a new project: a radio drama.

It's called Sdatcher, and it's from bonkers No More Heroes man Suda 51.

Sdatcher is inspired by Kojima's Snatcher series, which began before dinosaurs roamed the earth in 1988.

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Kojima despises NES Metal Gear

"That title has only soiled my reputation."

NES made Metal Gear famous but series creator Hideo Kojima abhors that version of the game, calling it "pitiful", an "abomination" and a stain on his career.