Oh, what a thrill — with darkness and silence through the night — Metal Gear Solid HD Collection finally has an Australian release date. Someday, I'll feed on a tree frog, and that day is February 2, 2012.
And as much as I'm glad we finally have a concrete date, I'm a little disappointed in the fact that the game is arriving three months late, with the US version is shipping in November. This delay isn't exclusive to Australia either - the European release date is actually February 3.
We asked Mindscape, the local distributor why PAL territories were receiving the game after NTSC.
"The US and Japan HD collections will only include Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker," said a Mindscape representative. "Yes, PAL territories and Europe will receive the game a little later, but our version will be more worthwhile. It will feature five massive titles with Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake also included."
Just as a quick note, I'm listening to this as I write.