Konami has confirmed the release date for Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for North America. This package will be launching on July 9th at a price for $49.99. The Legacy Collection will include: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 (which also includes the original MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition.
The package will include the ‘HD Editions’ of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker along with two Ashley Wood digital graphic novels that are being released outside of Japan for the first time.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is exclusive to PlayStation 3 and will not be coming out for the Xbox 360. The father of the franchise Hideo Kojima said the collection was too large for a Xbox version to be created due to the low capacity of Xbox 360′s DVD discs, as opposed to the Blu-rays used by the PlayStation 3 and the fact that Metal Gear Solid 4 just requires a ton of space.
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