Konami Announce Metal Gear Solid And Zone of the Enders HD Collections

By Ishaan . June 2, 2011 . 5:29pm

Konami have announced two HD collections for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 — Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders, with high-res visuals and the inclusion of trophies and achievements.

 

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will include: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Meanwhile, the Zone of the Enders HD Collection will include both Zone of the Enders games. Konami haven’t announced a price for either collection yet.

 

Metal Gear Solid director, Hideo Kojima, confirmed that you’ll be able to transfer saves between the PlayStation 3 and PSP versions of Peace Walker, although the game will not be classified as a “PSP Remaster”. Instead, this feature is the result of a Kojima project dubbed “Transfarring,” by which he hopes to to extend PSP-to-PS3 cross-compatible saves to Konami’s other games on both systems.

 

What other games? For starters, Zone of the Enders HD Collection, too, will support Transfarring. Additionally, Kojima revealed that he hopes to bring Transfarring to the NGP as well, which means an NGP or PSP version of Zone of the Enders HD Collection could be in the works.



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  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    Really disappointed at the lack of Rising footage, but at least ZOE 3 is a little bit closer.

    Buying 30 copies of each.

    • Chow

      I call you on that. o_o

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        Oh shi-

    • godmars

      Can anyone confirm that Kojima’s group is no longer making it? That Konami’s contracted it out to someone else. Heard as much on one of the recent PSNation podcasts, but forgot which one.

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        Yeah, crazy rumor that Kamiya and Platinum were handling it! I believed it. I wanted to, considering the man’s a damn genius. I don’t think it’s true though;  otherwise, Kojima would have confirmed it in the recent video.

        I just want to see more of the game. The potential is enormous and just the watermelon slicing got me excited. Really impressive tech.

        Kinda makes you wonder: what exactly is going on with Rising? We’ve barely seen anything about it ever since it was announced. And Kojima confirmed the game won’t make an E3 appearance. Bah.

        • godmars

          You did notice that Kojima practically disowned it as soon as he announced it. That makes me worry.

          • [The Hunter] Doomrider

            Maybe he’s just trying to distance himself from the project so the team can actually get credit for developing the game.

            You know how it was with ZOE 2: some people think it was made by him, but Shuyo Murata was actually the one who directed the game; Kojima was just the producer. Here, the same thing happens. He’s only producing the game, but people are bound to credit him for it. So maybe he’s trying to avoid that.

            Then again, Konami will probably use his name to advertise Rising, so…

          • Exkaiser

            Well, Kojima himself isn’t working on it at all.

        • PrinceHeir

          i would sooo cream myself if that were to happen O_O

          Kamiya and Kojima? Genuis!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

    These are great news!!

  • godmars

    *faint*

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    What is this Zone of Enders? Including both games is compelling, but I wish information was given beyodn just 2012, game info, my tastes, I hate to wiki for spoilers.. MGS too, nice surprise.

    The video said MGS HD Collection in November. 

    • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

      It’s ZOE 1 and 2 HD collection on 360 and PS3.  http://ps3.ign.com/articles/117/1172179p1.html

    • http://twitter.com/EdgeKun Ed Powell

      If i’m understanding your question correctly. . . 
      Zone of the Enders is a fast paced full six axis anime style mecha game. You zip around on X/Y/Z axis of movement, shooting at enemies or engaging them in close quarters combat.

      The first one was pretty good. The gameplay was fresh, innovative, and downright fun. The second game however completely refined any issues the first had, and was an amazing game for it.

      A good way to get a very general idea of em would be to youtube the intros to both. Those should be relatively spoiler free.

      • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

        Yes thanks, a anime mecha game sounds simply epic, I will have to keep my eyes on it!

    • Zero_Destiny

      Zone of the Enders is one of my Fav PS2 games. XD It’s a game where you pilot a giant mecha robot and fight other robots. It’s very stylized and has a cool story. The 2nd game though is much better (in my opinion). It’s kinda hard to explain the battles but here just watch for yourself. ^_^

      Beginning of the Game:
      [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK1YBmFTa-8]
      Some Simple Battles to show Off the Mechanics.
      [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ_3511_dis]
      Zone  of the Enders 2 Gameplay
      [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFqDGebslYY&feature=related]

      The two games on the PS2 where really fun and the stories are quite good too. I loved it so much. Kinda old now I guess so don’t be surprised by the graphics but there great games.

      • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

        Dude this game looks awesome and theres voice acting!

      • PrinceHeir

        Zone of the Enders 1 actually reminded me of Xenosaga Episode I.

        the fact that both this game came out early stages of the PS2 is pretty amazing :P

    • [The Hunter] Doomrider

      ZOE is high speed robotic madness, to put it simply. It’s mecha ballet.

      The first one is just passable/good (the protagonist is a whiny kid, just the way you like ‘em, so you’ll probably love the game), but the second one is pure gaming bliss.

      It has awesome, tight and responsive controls, great freedom of movement,  EPIC battles (I know you love the word, so I included it), sweet anime cutscenes (really good animation) and beautiful, stylized graphics. The bosses are great and there’s a real sense of speed and power when controlling Jehuty (your mecha). It makes it easy and satifying to destroy dozens of enemy mecha in a matter of seconds. Feels good man.

      The pace of the game is great too, I never got bored. And I’ve replayed it countless times. Thank you Murata-sama. Also, Shinkawa’s mecha designs are godly. Really, really good stuff.

      Where the hell have you been in the last 10 years? You day 1 everything but you didn’t even have a PS2 which has one of the best software libraries ever? Jesus Christ.

      Edit: (Oh, maybe that sounds a bit aggressive. Sorry, not my intention. And I’m also making assumptions.)

      • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

        Oh wow, the first one sounds awesome and the protag, must play and the second one! I need it now! Thanks!

      • Fonic

        Didn’t much care for the first one but I agree that the second one was excellent. A perfect example of a sequel taking everything good and ditching the bad and then improving on it all.
        Regarding the mecha designs though, I could never take them seriously given the placement of the er…cockpit.

    • PrinceHeir

      if you like the MGS trailers you’ll love this :P

      Zone of the Enders

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcHRfe5bh9Y

      Zone of the Enders 2

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8FJitnauoI&playnext=1&list=PL35A3F3E3C92ACEEB

  • http://www.facebook.com/jstack Jon Stachewicz

    Finally, the days of people stupidly discounting Peace Walker as not a ‘real’ Metal Gear because it was on a handheld are over

    I hope

    Man that game was so good

    • Aoshi00

      I wanted to play PW so much but couldn’t :( I actually imported it, bought the US ver and got it digitally as well (thinking to play on TV via PSP Go w/ dual shock).. I was a huge fan of MGS3 but just couldn’t get the PSP control… I so wanted to think it was a real sequel, all I wanted was to play it on TV full screen w/ dual stick..

      This is what I’m talking about, dual stick, HD, and trophies :)  Finally I get to play this game… and finding someone to play co-op for mission or against bosses on PSN should be easier right?

      ZoE HD Collection is awesome too, I only beat the first one but not second runner.. I’m glad this is a full HD collection like Ico or GoW instead of MonHun.

      • Exkaiser

        To be fair, a “Full collection” of HD Monhun would have been awfully redundant. It’s the kind of game where you really only need the latest entry.

        • Aoshi00

          I dunno much about MonHun, I never played the series.. I just meant I’m glad I got my wish I can finally play PW on TV now w/ Dual shock 3.. before even w/ a digital copy via PSP Go, you still can’t use the 2nd analog stick, and the screen is all boxed in the middle on TV..  it’s been rumored for a long time they would port PW to PS3, took them long enough… now I’m trading in that piece of crap PSP Go :(..

          W/ trophies it’s nice though.. I’ve alrdy owned so many copies of the old MGS, both Jpn & US ver.. now it’s an addt’l incentive to play them again in add. to HD..

      • PrinceHeir

        yes, now i can finally play with you Aoshi to help me stop…

        METAL GEAR!!!!!!

        CO-OP is gonna be awesome, let’s party up people!!!!

        • Aoshi00

          lol… totally, I keep getting pawned by the damn tank bosses and hordes of enemies..  but yea, trophies plus PSN co-op.. Peace Walker should’ve been like that in the first place.. and those Ashley Wood cutscenes on 46″ TV, yeah :)!

          • PrinceHeir

            hell yeah, finally being able to see Ashley Wood’s art in full screen :P

            also is it confirmed to have Substance/Subsistence versions?
            hopefully that is the case :P

  • http://twitter.com/EdgeKun Ed Powell

    You know at first, I was already pretty giddy about this. HD ZOE and MGS collections are titles I’d be rather excited for. Then I saw the note about them on both PS3 -AND- 360. This made my evening.

    Nothing against the PS3. It’s a damn fine system, I just think it’s awesome that they are offering games that were (until now) Sony exclusive to both consoles. (Especially since I like many just happen to prefer my multi-plats on 360)

  • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

    So like… does Konami really not have any other IPs?  Yeah, they mentioned ZOE, but seriously Konami.  Not everyone cares about Metal Gear.

    • FireCouch

      I don’t see how an HD re-release translates into everyone cares about metal gear.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

        It shows where they’re focusing their resources.  On top of that, Rising is still in development.

        • mikanko

          Considering they outsource almost any game they publish these days that’s not Metal Gear, I think it just says they don’t have many resources period.

          • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

            I wish they hadn’t ruined beatmania when they tried to bring it to America.

  • z_merquise

    Zone of the Enders games in beautiful HD? Wow! Day 1! This really made my day!

    What a load of good news for me for this week in Siliconera. Iroha’s official reveal in Queen’s Gate, Lords of Shadows DLC, updates for Senran Kagura and Soulcalibur 5 and now this! And I read that Vanillaware’s Grand Knights History would reveal the first gameplay trailer in their official site later. Would you also cover that too, Siliconera crew?

    • PrinceHeir

      it’s a good year in gaming :D

  • blah blah

    HOLY FUUUUUUUUU-
    I’m surprised it’ll be multiplatform.

  • http://twitter.com/mangeezer jerry

    Silent Hill Collection announced too

    Disappointed to see no MGS1 or SH1 inclusion, only partial collections 

    • malek86

      Just like the SH collection on PS2, it didn’t have the first game. This means they are just high-resolution ports, which wouldn’t sit well with a PSX game.

      Though I wonder if they couldn’t at least have included Shattered memories instead. Also why no SH4?

      And I guess Nintendo has the rights to Twin Snakes, uh…

  • http://twitter.com/seph_luis_br Luis Camargo

    *Goes running and screaming HELL YEAH!*

    Now announce ZoE 3 and I will have a heart attack

  • nyoron

    Cool, will buy for Peace Walker. Will probably also pick up ZOE collection since I never got around to playing those.

    And Namco Bandai beat Kojima to “transfarring” with the Haruhi game, ha.

  • http://twitter.com/Saculogir Saculogir

    ……………………
    What?
    No way, I must be dreaming or something.
    This just…….. No! Someone’s trying to prank me! This can’t possbly be true!
    This is just way too amazing to be true!*dumps face in water* Dear lord. Its not a dream! Its real! ITS REAL! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS GLORIOUS, ITS REAL!
    DAY ONE BABY! Day Freaken One…

  • cmurph666

    I want to take this is a confirmation for Zone Of The Enders 3 but I have been disappointed before.

    It is a step in that direction though~!

  • neo_firenze

    Assuming this is the base MGS2 and MGS3, without the Substance/Subsistence extras.  But Peace Walker HD is pretty cool!

    Though I’m much more excited about ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD COLLECTION!!!!!  Let me repeat that, ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD COLLECTION!!!!!

  • TanyaRei

    Oh fricken sold.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

    DAY ONE FOR ZONE OF THE ENDER HD COLLECTION.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

      I would like a 3rd game in the franchise first though D:

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/ArcadeInfinity scott

        Wish granted. Zone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

          Nice try. I mean one that has 3 in the title and is not a spinoff. But thank you for your effort to make me feel better.

          • NotABananana

            I know it’s not related but, is that Lain in you avatar?

          • malek86

            Looks more like some kind of Atelier character. Lain has her bang on the left side, and maroon eyes.

          • Whoomp

            It’s Kanata from Sora no Woto which was designed by Mel Kishida who also did designs for the latest Atelier games.

      • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

        I’m sure good sales of the HD collection will inspire KCET to create a third game. I’m betting my $60 on it.

    • http://www.formspring.me/Shinsua Shinsua

      Day one of release? Screw that- I’m gonna open up a time warp and get it today.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Homero-Alejandro-Santiago-Ruiz/843999460 Homero Alejandro Santiago Ruiz

      Me tooo!! cant wait for this T__T

  • hush404

    That’s kewl… I haven’t played some old MGS in quite some time. I’m curious though… what was kojima talking of last week that he seemed so upset about? Was he doing something else besides this HD collection thing?

  • http://slitherup.tumblr.com/ THRONE

    Aw man, I own too many copies of these games, especially after the MGS PS2 collection. I’ll probably buy this just to own Peace Walker.

  • eilegz

    no original MGS, or enhanced gameplay? oh well at least peace walker can be played… so more hd ports

  • IceRomancer

    Yay! I love you konami!
    …for now.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/jodecideion?feature=mhum TheWon and Only

    How this generation we have seen old games put in 3D, HD, and motion controls. Besides the yearly, bi yearly sequels I wonder what is the percentage of new games made 2%?

  • ninjaonizuka

    ……… before i even clicked on this i fell outta my chair and went into a 10 min coma of excitement (i got ZOE2 from a friend for free) BUT NOW I MUST STOP PLAYING AND wait for this HD collection *0*) it will be worth it OMG i really hope we get ZOE3 :DD

  • Code

    rar, consider both those collection discs sold owo;;

  • http://www.twitter.com/christaran Chris Taran

    I need to get my Transfarr© on.

  • http://pt-pt.facebook.com/people/Lyh-Scully/613703032 Lyh Scully

    *___* All Awsome !!! , XD Konami rocks! Best pre E3 for me yet !

  • PrinceHeir

    does this mean Peace Walker is also on 360? not that i mind though :P

    hell yeah!!! Zone of The Enders Collection, finally i have been waiting for this. hopefully this is 60FPS please :P

    please use Substance and Subsistence version(which they’ll probably do) :P

    thank you Konami!!!! :D

  • MrRobbyM

    THANK YOU JESUS. I AM NOW A BELIEVER.

  • Exkaiser

    I wish I could get excited over things like HD or Zone of the Enders like the rest of Siliconera.

    • Aoshi00

      W/ GoW and Ico Collection and GoW3 and Last Guardian, maybe a ZoE isn’t so far fetched, so that’s one reason to be happy about right?  Anyway, I’m getting both, couldn’t play PW on the PSP to save my life.. and I never finished ZoE 2nd Runner yet even though I loved the first game.. I’ve only played the Jpn ver of ZoE though..

      • Exkaiser

        Well, the thing is that, despite my love of mecha, Zone of the Enders has never done anything for me.

        Likewise with HD graphics.

        • Aoshi00

          Oh.. you meant you just didn’t like ZoE, thought you said you aren’t excited unless it’s the 3rd entry… Loved the first game, the 2nd one I just got stuck in some stage and then it’s in my backlog and I never went back to it. so now it’s a good chance to replay them..

          I’ve seen Muv Luv models up on AmiAmi, don’t know about that VN, but the mechs look pretty nifty..

          • Exkaiser

            I just finished reading Muv-Luv Alternative a couple weeks ago- it was really good.

            Been meaning to get the Takemikazuchi kit forever.

          • Crimson_Cloud

             Damn, I envy you. It’s quite hard to buy stuff online as it almost never ships to my poor country in Europe. If I were you, I would buy Takemikazuchi this instant. Along with Meiya figure, of course. :3

    • mikanko

      I really only like the HD thing because I don’t have an SD tv anywhere, and I prefer stuff not to look quite so bad on my display.

      ZOE I’m with you on.  It just doesn’t scratch that mecha itch I have like Armored Core or Virtual-On would.  It’s too weightless… or something.

  • Hexen

    Well piggy… It was nice knowing you. *Sniff*

  • http://www.youtube.com/B4ULoveShine Tim_at_where

    @Konami Will the #ZoneoftheEnders HD Collection include the GBA sidestory game, “Fist of Mars”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aunna-Terrell/100001267508146 Aunna Terrell

    I’m gonna love listening to “Kiss Me Sunlights” again. :3

  • HarryHodd

    ZOE collection is cool. I only care about Peace Walker HD from the MGS collection though.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Ojsinnerz Firo_Prochainezo

    FFFFF. ZONE OF ENDERS COLLECTION? I LOVE YOU KONAMI. I’d also love the MGS collection, but I happen to own the MGS essential collection, 4, and PW : (

  • Covnam

    I played the 2nd ZOE and loved it. I got the first game later on for a few bucks but haven’t played it yet. Might as well wait for the HD collection…. When’s the release date?!
    Even if ZOE 1 turns out pale in comparison, I’d get this just for ZOE 2. It was so much fun and such a great looking game, I can’t wait to see it in HD. I hope there are some cool extras too :)

  • mikanko

    This would be just like a dream I had except Capcom hasn’t announced a DMC HD collection yet, so I must still be awake.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    This is an awesome news for those who haven’t played those legendary games to pick it up in all the one go. I already have the ps2 versions, I would still get it regardless, but have to save money for other games that are coming by the end of this year.

  • Kitsune Miku

    OH EM GEE! DAY ONE INSTA-BUY! For both! Ive never played ZoE so now is a DAMN good time to be alive! Cany wait to see Naked Snake in Hi-Res! AND TROPHIES FTMFW!

  • PrinceHeir

    hopefully if Zone of The Ender Collection sells well(you people should buy at least 2 copies!!!) a certain company would be prompted on releasing some of it’s mech games from japan.

    *cough cough Namco, From Software *cough cough Super Robot Wars Endless Frontier Exceed, A.C.E. Anoter Century 3.

  • SoulEater98

    Two words: DAY ONE.

  • Klarktastic

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

  • ffboi7

    MGS and ZOE HD COLLECTION!!!!! This is awesome!!!!!!!!! So awesome that words can’t describe how excited I am to be able to play this by the end of the year! Can’t wait to screw around on the Tanker again with Snake xD

  • evilkaz

    kojima, remains BADASS. A peace walker remake! HELL YES!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Javon-Hernandez/706489182 Javon Hernandez

    Zone of the Enders– remastered for HD consoles? 

    Life is good right now.

  • krokounleashed

    If Capcom does a dmc hd collection, I hope they do the same as konami and bring it for 360, too. ZOE HD Collection for my box, ty hideo.

  • capristrider

    Fantastic News, I shopping list for 2011 has just grown bigger! I’m really looking forward to Metal Gear HD collection! Can’t wait to take on Solidus Snake again but in widescreen! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Leivra Leivra

    I didn’t have the chance to play either of Z.O.E. games before, so this is really a great news!

  • theoriginaled

    Peacewalker was easily one of the better metal gear games. releasing it on an hd console is brilliant. Im not even going to get IN to how much I need that HD ZOE or I might start drooling.

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    I don’t have a HDTV, but I like that ZOE is getting a collection.  I have the PS2 games already so I doubt I would actually buy them again well maybe but at least there’s a chance of a new game if it sells well.

    Metal Gear collection concerns me however, considering there’s a 3DS Metal Gear Solid 3 I wonder if it will cut into hype and sales for it…  But new content would surely get me to play that version.

  • 128bitigor

    Cool! Maybe ZoE 2 will get cheaper on PS2, because that’s the version I would prefer… 

    And guys… this ZoE remastering is really anannouncement for ZoE3

  • TrevHead

    The news of Zoe HD ramakes couldnt have come at a better time as I havnt played these games even though Ive aways wanted to and was gonna play them over this weekend on the emulator. But having the chance to experience these games the first time in HD is well worth waiting awhile longer.

    As someone who has always just bothered with emulation and roms in the past, HD remakes are enough for me to hang up my wooden leg and stuffed parrot.

  • http://theurbanmission.posterous.com Joshua Miller

    Exciting times, although I don’t remember enjoying the first Zone of Enders game the second one was fantastic. One of the few times the sequel vastly improved upon the original game play.

  • http://twitter.com/AaqibRawat Aaqib Rawat

    damn konami are bringing out the big guns

    Ahem snatcher and policenauts please ! well next

  • Fredrik

    I’m rather disappointed the MGS HD Collection doesn’t include Twin Snakes HD. I’m also disappointed that they didn’t announce any Suikoden HD Collection (with 3-5 being in HD and 1-2 being in it’s original 2D pixel glory). Especially considering Suikoden III never was released in Europe.

    • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

      Nintendo helped with Twin Snakes, so I expect only Nintendo platforms get that game.

      I’d like a Suikoden collection.

  • Istillduno

    ZOE?
    Coming back?
    HD?
    MY BODY IS READY!

  • http://twitter.com/ChaseBurr Chase Bonner

    OMG HELL YES DAY ONE FOR BOTH

  • Blacksofa

    Welp, there goes another 136 hours and 43 minutes of my life again for Peace Walker.

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