Metal Gear Essentials: another reason to buy them all over again?

You may have set your sights on the upcoming MGS4 as the next item from Konami to satisfy your Metal Gear needs, but there’s no reason why you can’t revisit the great games of the past for a refresher course during the interim. Apparently Konami is banking on just that, as PlayAsia has an interesting pre-order listed on the PS2 section of their storefront: Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection

For the low price of $34.90 + $4.00 shipping and handling, you will get the play the three games you’ve waxed poetic about all over again: Metal Gear Solid, the director’s cut of MGS2: Substance, and MGS3: Subsistance. That ought to keep your PlayStation 2 busy for a while. Not only does this seem like a reasonable price, but it looks to be the perfect excuse to retire those tired, old, blue disks form the first game that haunt your otherwise pristine collection. Besides, don’t you want all the boxes to match?

[Thanks, Vegas and brownkid]