Metal Gear News
HD Collection delayed in Europe to February 2012 (CONFIRMED)
October 07, 2011 12:40 pm
One of our Twitter followers AURAlN pointed out to me a few days ago that major UK based retailers are suddenly listing all versions of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection as being available in February 2012, a good three months after North America and Japan get it (sort of). I reached out to Konami Europe for comment but unsurprisingly I received no response.
The likes of Tesco, Shopto and The Hut have adjusted their release date while others like Amazon.co.uk and Play.com do not list a date at all, despite the supposed November 2011 release date coming up fairly quickly. Only GAME to my knowledge still lists November 2011 as the release date. The most damning evidence that a delay will happen for UK (and thus, probably all of Europe as well) is this response Griffo from our forums got from Zavvi:
Thank you for getting in touch with Zavvi.
I am sorry for the inconvenience of the mix up on release dates for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
We have been officially notified that the release date is set for February 2012.
Thanks again for getting in touch.
If there is anything else I can help with, please let me know.
The thing is, this was sent in response to an inquiry about the Metal Gear Solid Ultimate HD Collection, which is exclusively available from Zavvi and is already sold out. Then again, how likely is it that what is essentially a "special edition" version of a game would be released three months after the release of the standard version?
UPDATE: Tetsujin from our forums managed to pull Konami's release dates for Germany. MGS HD Collection is listed as 02/2011.
This pretty much confirms a delay for Europe. Those of you with a PlayStation 3 may want to consider importing the North American version, although Peace Walker HD online may be region-locked like Metal Gear Online was for PlayStation 3.
SOURCE: Griffo, @AURAlN, Tetsujin
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