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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection goes downloadable in August

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection goes downloadable in August
Way back when the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection was first announced, downloadable versions of the games in the collection were also revealed. The uncharacteristically box-free versions of Konami's famous infiltration games will be released on PSN (for Vita and PS3) and XBLA starting August 21 in North America.

On that day, you'll be able to get Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 individually on either PS3 or Vita, or the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (containing both MGS2 and MGS3) as a Games on Demand release for Xbox 360.

The next week, on August 28, Peace Walker will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360. You'll also be able to get a bundle of all three games on PS3. No prices have been named for these digital releases.
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KONAMI CONFIRMS DIGITAL-DOWNLOAD DATES FOR METAL GEAR SOLID® - HD EDITIONS

August 7, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced the digital-download availability dates for the HD editions of METAL GEAR SOLID® 2: SONS OF LIBERTY, METAL GEAR SOLID®3: SNAKE EATER and METAL GEAR SOLID®: PEACE WALKER for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita system

August 21st:
· METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY - HD Edition (PS Vita)

· METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER - HD Edition (PS Vita)

· METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY - HD Edition (PS3)

· METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER - HD Edition (PS3)

· METAL GEAR SOLID - HD Collection – MGS2 + MGS3 (X360) – Games On Demand release


August 28th:
· METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER (PS3)

· METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER (X360) – Games on Demand Release

· METAL GEAR SOLID - HD Collection Bundle – MGS2+3+PW (PS3)



METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY
Technological data on the nuclear-armed walking tank, Metal Gear, leaks onto the black market. The legendary hero, Solid Snake, sets out in pursuit of a tanker carrying a new Metal Gear prototype. But Snake falls into a trap and is believed lost along with the tanker at the bottom of the Hudson River. Two years later, terrorists led by a man claiming to be Solid Snake seize control of the Big Shell, an oil spill cleanup facility. Responding to the crisis, the government sends Raiden, a new recruit within the special ops unit FOXHOUND, to infiltrate the Big Shell and rescue the US President as world peace hangs in the balance.

METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER
Set during the Cold War of the 60s, METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Soviet jungle to bring back a scientist being held against his will. Starting on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake's stealth skills along with the foliage and shade that the jungle offers as cover to infiltrate unseen. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before leading up to a dramatic twist that brings Snake face to face with a key figure from his past.

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER
A blend of action RPG and RTS elements, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER features a gripping story that unfolds through the artwork of Yoji Shinkawa and acclaimed comic book artist, Ashley Wood. The game introduces new AI Weapons – giant unmanned behemoths that Snake must overcome to complete his mission - including airborne, tank, and mobile-fortress-style enemies that can each talk and sing during battle using VOCALOID technology. Additionally, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER boasts extensive multi-player elements including four-player CO-OPS (COoperative-OPerationS), and a stunning three-against-three battle, wherein six players can form teams and engage in thrilling linked battles via the Sony handheld's Ad Hoc capabilities that extend the gameplay experience allowing players to administer medical help to colleagues, share munitions, and provide defence for each other using the Snake formation to cover blind spots.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.