High-definition versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker have been available since last November, but their availability has always had a catch: none of the games could be purchased individually and must have been bought as one, $40.00 entity entitled Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection. As luck would have it, Konami made it known that, at some point in the future, each of these prominent entries into the industry’s most revered stealth franchise would make their way to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace for individual consumption; today, some point in the future became a more specific timeline as the publisher unveiled exact dates for these high-definition, digital downloads.
On August 21, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 will become available as separate downloads on the PlayStation Network for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. At the same time, those very two titles will launch on the Xbox Live Marketplace’s Games on Demand service as a bundle. The following week on August 28, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will make its digital debut on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with the former of the two platforms also receiving a virtual edition of the full Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection retail version.
Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection is already available at physical retail for $40.00 on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox 360.