Konami has announced a European release date for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, an enhanced assembly of Hideo Kojima’s playful, odd and utterly Byzantine stealth saga. (Well, most of it.) It’ll be in shops for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 3, 2012.
We’ve contacted Konami via uncompressed codec to confirm the HD collection’s North American release date, which most retailers and rental outlets still list as November 8th, 2011.
[Update: Konami has confirmed that date.] A Limited Edition packing a 450-page art book will also be available, as will this repeated reminder of what you’re getting in the box: Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The Subsistence edition of MGS3 also includes Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
The nested novelty of playing an MSX game inside a PS3 port of a PS2 game sounds too good to resist!