Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D: Trumped By HD Collection?
For now, it seems like PlayStation Vita has the better deal.
Like many 3DS owners, we can't wait for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Konami's long-awaited and re-mastered version of the 2004 smash hit, slated to arrive sometime in 2012.
Well, at least we were excited.
Konami took some of the wind out of those proverbial sails last week, when Metal Gear mastermind, Hideo Kojima, announced plans to release Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on PlayStation Vita.
The bundle, already coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, includes Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, complete with high definition graphics.
If you own a 3DS and suddenly feel a sharp pain in your backside, that's Konami's virtual boot, planted squarely in your butt.
To be fair, 3DS Snake Eater comes with glasses free 3D, the ability to import camouflage using the system's cameras and gyroscope controls, so for all we know, it'll be the definitive version of Kojima's masterpiece.
Besides, don't people hate Sons of Liberty? 3DS buyers can probably do without that game, yes?
As the same time, Vita owners will most likely receive three games for the price of one, including Snake Eater. We say "most likely", because for some bizarre reason, the Japanese HD Collection doesn't come with Peace Walker; the original PSP version will be available via PlayStation Network.
In fact, Konami has yet to officially announce the compilation for the U.S. and European markets, which means there's a slim (very slim) chance it'll remain in Japan; yeah right.
Ultimately, it seems like 3DS may receive the short end of the stick, and to be honest, Snake Eater 3D has lost a bit of its luster as a result.
On that note, will we purchase both anyway? Probably.