Konami has announced that the PS Vita version of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will launch on June 29th.

Owners of the PS3 collection can continue their save games on the go, a process Konami calls ‘transfarring’. Unfortunately, The handheld MGS HD Collection is missing the PSP game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which is available as a separate download from the PSN, though this is the standard PSP version and will be an additional purchase. Some have speculated that a lack of space on the Vita game cards could be the reason for Peace Walker‘s absence; perhaps a download code in the box would have been a more consumer-friendly solution?

Everything else from the well-received home console version will be on the game card, including the MSX2 games Metal Gear and Metal Gear: Solid Snake, which come as part of the Subsistence version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

With the ability to use saves across two versions of the game, I wonder if Konami will be releasing a bundle of the PS3 and Vita games at a slightly cut-down price. Save-game transferring is a great idea, but if users have to buy two copies of the same game at full price, I can’t see a great many taking advantage of the utility.

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