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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection has “Over 60 Hours of Epic Gameplay,” Hideo Kojima Explains the Missing Games

April 29, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Thanks to Hideo Kojima and the Konami website, a couple more details for the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection have popped up, though the elusive final price point (I’m guessing $60) still remains a mystery.

Starting with the Konami website, they confirm that both Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions are going to be download vouchers via the PSN. On top of that, the Ashley Wood Bande Dessinee Graphic Novels of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 mark the first time they’ve been released in North America and Latin America in HD. Lastly on the site, they note that there’s “over 60 hours of epic gameplay” in the Collection, which seems about right if you don’t count all the cutscenes.

As for Hideo Kojima’s side of things, he took to Twitter to explain why certain games in the series (Ac!d, Ops) aren’t included within the Legacy Collection:

MGS Legacy Collection” only includes titles of “A HIDEO KOJIMA GAME”, not “ACID” or “OPS”. This time only the titles I directly involved as being a game designer, a creator, and a director.

And why the Ashley Wood novels are on blu-ray:

Why does “MGS Legacy Collection” includes “BD”(Graphic Novel)? Because older games like MGS1 or MGS2 got different control feeling from that of today. Thus we decided to include those “watch MGS” for those who has difficulty playing.

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is releasing this June.

Do you think 60 hours is on the low side of actual gameplay time for the Legacy Collection? Or the high side? Let us know in the comments below.

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*Image is taken from the Japanese version, subject to change for other territories.