Snake heads to PlayStation®Vita

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced it will release  METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection for the new PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system this Summer.

From the series’ critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima,  METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection updates two of the most popular METAL GEAR SOLID titles in true high definition. The PlayStation®Vita collection boasts enhanced versions of the acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater titles, and both games enjoy graphical make-overs, trophies and bespoke controls systems designed to make the most of the PlayStation®Vita’s touch-screen capabilities. Similarly, the games enjoy a rebalanced user interface and make use of Kojima Productions’ unique TRANSFARRING system for data sharing with PlayStation®3 units.

“The PlayStation®Vita system will provide fans with an exciting new way to enjoy the  METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection,” said Martin Schneider, General Manager for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We’re confident that users will be pleased with the new innovations Kojima Productions have implemented with the new PlayStation®Vita iterations, offering a truly unique experience for this exciting new format.”

METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection  will be released for PlayStation®Vita this Summer. For more information please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com.

About METAL GEAR SOLID

Since its inception in 1998, the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise has been one of the most successful franchises in videogame history, receiving recognition and praise worldwide. METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty received high accolades from nearly all major publications and websites when it released on the PlayStation®2 in 2002. Following in its footsteps, the second METAL GEAR game on the PlayStation®2 arrived in 2005 with METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER. As a prequel to the entire METAL GEAR series, the title also received high accolades and garnered several top gaming industry awards and honors.

About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business," "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL:  www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit  www.konami-europe.com.

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