Thursday, June 2, 2011
Konami's attempt at best E3 Line-up is respectable
Do you see this image? This image right here, above this line? Yeah. You see it. And you better get used to seeing it, because it is officially a thing that is happening. Contrary to what the tagline says, the Metal Gear Solid Collection (Featuring, as it shows on the image, MGS2, 3 and Peace Walker) will be a multi-platform release on both the PS3 and 360, so not only will 360 owners (who presumably never owned a PS2) be able to play MGS3 without buying a 3DS, but they'll be able to take a swing at Peace Walker as well. Of course, PS3 owners have the edge, seeing as Konami stated that the version of Peace Walker is 'Transfarrable'. No, I'm not making that word up. Anyways, PS3 owners who also own Peace Walker will be able to treat the game as one of the upcoming "PSP Remasters" in that you'll be able to move your save from one game to the other. If that means PW will be locked out of Trophies/Achievements, I don't know, but we'll see.
Also announced by Konami today was a Silent Hill Collection, which bundles Silent Hill 2 and 3 together. That's about all that's known about it. Do you need to know much else, though? It's Silent Hill 2. And it's Silent Hill 3. They are together. On one disk. The consoles it'll release on are technically unspecified at the moment, but PS3/360 is expected.
And finally, the third Collection announced was....wait for it...
The Zone of the Enders HD Collection will, obviously, feature Zone of the Enders 1 and 2 (Sorry, no Fist of Mars for the GBA. Let's all shed a solitary tear.) up-ported in the usual Collection style, etc. etc. It will be amazing. Because the games? They are amazing. And they will be even more amazing when they're in the Haitch Dees. The collection also touts another "Transfarring" feature, but just for what, it's hard to say, as it's tied to a "Future announcement". Say...the Sony E3 conference is in the future...
(I am really, really, really hoping this means a Zone of the Enders game in PSV. I will buy seven.
....not really. I will buy one though.)