E3 2011; Konami classics getting upgraded to HD and more
Konami hosted its pre-e3 show in which the company revealed its plans for E3 and beyond. One thing that continued to pop up throughout the 55 minute presentation was classic Konami franchises getting remade into HD collections, specifically Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and Zone of the Enders. Get ready for a blast from the past…
Over the past year, we’ve seen many HD Collections introduced into the market including the Tomb Raider Trilogy, The Prince of Persia Collection, etc. Konami is finally jumping on the bandwagon with the release of some of its biggest titles with full HD graphics and trophy support, the first of which being the Silent Hill Collection.
While only mentioned briefly, the Silent Hill Collection will include HD remakes of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3.
Next on the list is the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection which will include updated version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker all in one package. Perhaps the biggest addition comes in the form of Konami’s new Transfarring technology.
With Peace Walker, you will be able to transfer your game save from your PS3 to your PSP and continue the same game on the go. When you’re done, simply transfer the save back to your console and you’re ready to play again on your TV. It’s gaming 24/7.
Finally, Konami revealed that Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner will be getting remade in HD and packaged together, much like Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill. Like Peace Walker, the Zone of the Enders games will feature Transfarring as well.
While no release date has been given for the Silent Hill Collection, fans can expect the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection in November 2011 and the Zone of the Enders: HD Collection later is 2012.
Be sure to look for more announcements from Konami next week when E3 officially begins.