The original Metal Gear came out 25 years ago, providing gamers with nearly three decades of tactical espionage action. Now all of that sneaking, hiding and shooting can be experienced in one place as all core Metal Gear games are set to be released in a single package mid-July. It's called Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, it's 50 bucks, and there's even a new trailer showing off how awesome it is.
Like many gamers, my first mission with Solid Snake didn't come until Metal Gear Solid arrived on the original PlayStation. Since then, the series has had three more entries in the numbered storyline, along with a couple of core portable games. All of that, and then some, is being collected into The Legacy Collection, giving gamers a one stop shop for all things Metal Gear, allowing them to catch up on the story and learn all about the sometimes over-the-top, sometimes confusing but always entertaining story that Hideo Kojima and crew crafted for the series.
A new trailer for the collection was released during E3 a couple of weeks ago, and now Konami has made that trailer available through the wonders of the internets.
Man, that theme song still gets the adrenaline flowing. In case you missed it flashing by in big, bold letters, The Legacy Collection offers eight Metal Gear games for you to sink your teeth into. Both Metal Gear Solid and VR Missions will be available as download codes in the package, as neither of those games have received an HD facelift. The HD edition of Metal Gear Solid 2 and MGS 3 will also be included, which ALSO sports the MSX versions of the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2. An HD edition of Peace Walker will also be in the mix, as well as a trophy-infused version of Metal Gear Solid 4.
But wait, there's still more. You'll also snag a pair of MGS digital graphic novels, as well as a 100-page art book covering 25 years of the landmark series. All of that for just $49.99, exclusively on the PlayStation 3.
You might want to work on your lung capacity and flexibility, because you'll be smoking a lot of cigarettes and crawling around in a lot of boxes come July 9.
And in case you still haven't had enough of Snake after all of that, don't forget that the adventure continues in the next generation when Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain arrives for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.