Metal Gear Solid HD Collection shrunk down on Vita this summer

Konami has revealed that the can of Snakes that is the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will finally make its way to the PlayStation Vita this summer. Sadly, it will be one Snake short, as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is not part of the Vita collection. That leaves only two titles on the tiny Vita card, namely Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

The Vita version comes packing new touch screen controls and the ability to "Transfar" Trophy data between the Vita and PS3 versions of each game. See some fresh screens in the gallery below.
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KONAMI ANNOUNCES METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION
FOR THE PLAYSTATION®VITA SYSTEM

Fan-Favorites From The Metal Gear Solid Series To Become Playable On New Platform

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – March 9, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection will become available for the new PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system this Summer. From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection offers two classics with vast feature upgrades catering to the new platform.

"The new PlayStation®Vita will provide fanatics with an exciting new way to enjoy METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection," said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We're confident that gamers will be pleased with their experience and what the PlayStation®Vita has to offer with its sleek design, HD graphics and unique controls."

METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection features two complete games, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater. Both titles have received high accolades from nearly all major publications and websites.

The METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection includes stunning HD graphics, optimized controls designed to take full advantage of the PlayStation®Vita system touchscreen capabilities, and trophies that are shared via TRANSFARRING (save data sharing) with the PlayStation®3 system.


About METAL GEAR SOLID
Since its inception in 1998, the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise has been one of the most successful franchises in videogame history, receiving recognition and praise worldwide. METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty received high accolades from nearly all major publications and websites when it released on the PlayStation®2 system in 2001. Following in its footsteps, the second METAL GEAR game on the PlayStation®2 system arrived in 2004 with METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER. As a prequel to the entire METAL GEAR series, the title also received high accolades and garnered several top gaming industry awards and honors.

About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.