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Konami today announced that they have shipped Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection for the PlayStation 2.
Featuring the original Metal Gear Solid games for the PS1 and PS2, the $29.99 price tag is well worth it if you are missing a couple of games, or wish to check out the roots of the series before getting MGS4.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Metal Gear Solid ®: The Essential Collection for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retailers nationwide. Featuring the original Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation game console, the director’s cut of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, fans and newcomers have the chance to get fully immersed in the Metal Gear Solid universe before the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Additionally, the title comes in a commemorative package with artwork by renowned Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa.
“The Metal Gear Solid series created a unique stealth action genre within videogames, and subsequently became one of the most popular game franchises in the world,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. “Now gamers have the chance to experience the evolution of a groundbreaking series in one collectible package. Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection is an amazing value for gamers.
Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and sells for a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information visit the website at www.konami.com.