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Metal Gear Solid PSN Release Information Announced

"Snake? Snaaaaaake!" Sorry, we just had to do it.

The world has gone MGS-crazy since E3, what with the announcements of Metal Gear Solid: Rising for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP. But it doesn't end there.

Not only have we already told you that last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will hit the Greatest Hits list with the agreeable price of $29.99, but we've heard that the original MGS will come to the PlayStation Store in digital download form. Well, according to Kotaku, Konami has issued a price and date for it: June 18 and $9.99. Now, you may notice that this is a good $5 more than most other PS1 games available on the Store (which you can play on either the PS3 or PSP, if you needed reminding). We've also heard that Final Fantasy VII will retail for that same price as well, so we're starting to wonder if this indicates a permanent upward shift in the price of these downloadable PS1 classics. We'd like to think they cost what they do simply because they are what they are...the best of the best of that generation. And this is probably the case, but with Sony's continued stance that the Network will never have any fees, they may need new ways of producing bigger profit.

Well, anyway, the information is worth having. Metal Gear Solid is a masterful gem from a time long past, and most will agree that it's definitely worth a measly ten bucks.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid

6/5/2009 Ben Dutka

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