Close Up: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition Premium Package

While in the west the console version of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was bundled with the other games in the HD Collection, in Japan it was a separate release. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD was released in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A limited edition was made available as well, the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition Premium Package. It was sold exclusively at Konami Style, and there was also the option to get a mug and Kaz figure by Play Arts by paying extra.

The Premium Package comes in a large shiny box made of thick paper, with the game’s artworks in the characteristic black and yellow color palette used during the animated cutscenes.

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Taking off the lid reveals the contents of the package, neatly presented.

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First of all, the game itself. This is the regular boxart for the game in Japan, a close up of Big Boss looking straight at the camera. So unfortunately, no Shinkawa artwork.

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Next up, the soundtrack CD, which contains a selection of the game’s music. This cover does contain Shinkawa’s work, so it’s a winner by default.

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The CD itself can be seen from the back of the case, a gold colored disc. It’s called the Peace Walker Vocal Tracks + Unreleased Instrumentals (KJP-0002). The full tracklist, making up for just over 40 minutes of music:

  1. Heavens Divide
  2. Love Deterrence
  3. Showa Blues
  4. Minato no Yoko, Yokohama, Yokosuka
  5. Prologue
  6. Suicide Over Betrayal
  7. Reflections
  8. I’ve Been Waiting, Snake
  9. Vencemeros!
  10. V for Victory
  11. Hasta La Victoria Siempre!
  12. Basilisco
  13. Zadornov
  14. Love is Blind, After All

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Last but not least, the package includes a Big Boss action figure by Play Arts, revealed when you remove the upper layer: the Battle Dress Snake. These figures are quite costly if you buy them separately, so seeing them bundled with a special edition is pretty nice. Also, the included figure is a version specifically made for the Premium Pack.

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Unlike the regular version, this one is chromed, making him slightly more shiny.

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The figure is part of Volume 4 of the Play Arts line, and on the back of the box you can see the figure in various poses (as well as Kaz Miller).

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It’s actually quiet large and nicely detailed, and resembles the character very well. It comes with a bunch of accessories: a swappable hand, machine gun, pistol, RPG-7, and a swappable head wearing a helmet and visor to turn it into an MSF soldier.

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While this Premium Package doesn’t contains a whole lot of extras, the contents are well presented making for an attractive presentation. Still, having no artbook it feels like something is missing, leafing through Shinkawa’s awesome drawings and seeing early concept art is always great. Although seeing as Peace Walker’s artbook was sold separately, this is to be expected. But, considering this is one of the cheaper Premium Packages you can buy now, it’s something that can be forgiven. So in conclusion, like all Premium Packages, it’s a nice bundle, and something worth looking into if you’re a Metal Gear collector.

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  • WrongDirectionZ

    Wanna have… 🙁

    • This one is relatively affordable. If you don’t mind getting the 360 version it’s even cheaper.

      • WrongDirectionZ

        I see. But i need to save some money cuz i move to las vergas soon. Iám so glad that i already payed my mgsV CE. And then i see this… Sad… so sad.

  • Plissken

    I wish they would release a definitive Shinkawa art book for the whole series, for the west as well. The HD collection hardcover book was pretty awesome. I like the MGS4 HC strategy guide which also detailed the story of the entire saga, so hopefully we’ll get something like that for MGSV

    • They were working on an MGSV art book for the western market (in Japan it comes with the Special Edition and Premium Package of the game). But that was before the Konami – Kojima situation, so maybe plans have changed.

      http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=18598

      • Plissken

        So Japan will be getting a dvd sized art book, like The Legacy Collection one. I have that one too, but a large sized book for TPP would be cool too, if they are still working on it

        • the limited edition in japan instead of a mini hand features a full sized sinkawa artbook

          • flying_fox

            No, it’s only a DVD-sized artbook, as Plissken said.

    • there’s the 25th anniversary book set but you might sell some off your organs in black market.. they could at least relese some stuff on itunes or digital but Konami doesnt want money unless you pay lots of $$$ in premium limited books

    • No Place For Hayter

      If it is one thing i want more than anything it is a MGS artbook (a big one, and a complete one for each game) but if it is one thing that, does not exist/is hard to get it is any MGS artbooks.

  • Tong Ninja

    REMINDER:
    Livestream for Quinton Flynn interview with Yongyea/Fraggednation/KorruptRonin in less than 4.5 hours if anyone is interested in watching!
    http://www.hitbox.tv/nationfusion
    Unfortunately, I won’t be watching it live this time (it will start at 5 am for me haha!!!). Let me know if the interview went well and if any interesting information comes up! 😀

    • Alberto Sánchez

      Bored of this “mesias” called Yongyea, to be honest.

      • Tong Ninja

        That’s fine, no problems. 🙂
        Just letting people know that Quinton Flynn was being interviewed and people here might be interested to watch it live.

  • PrinceHeir

    Glad you bought the JPN Premium Edition. Wanted to get this, but when The Legacy Collection was announced, i got that instead.

    Still i love the box and its presentation. JPN games maybe expensive as hell, but their stylish and really perfect it when it comes to packaging.

    Hope you also got Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 HD Premium Edition as well 🙂

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/uaFnlX-wqRI/maxresdefault.jpg

  • I love this peace walker I got it “used” for like 65 usd… also the MGS (2&3) for 80USD…

    • Gatsu

      That’s an impressive collection you have :). I wish I had all my older MGS games still with me on my shelf like that, but some of the have disappeared during the years along with my PS1 and PS2 :(… I got pretty many physical, but some currently as digital also.

    • WrongDirectionZ

      Wow, now thats what i call a Metal Gear Solid Collection. Realy impressive ^^

    • No Place For Hayter

      0_0 You have a few items I really want, lol, awesome collection. I do have that Big Boss figure in the lower left though to make myself feel a little better, lol.

    • THANKS FOR YOUR COMENTS!! But the things that I hold most dear are my TAPPY discs… what are those? the OST’s and not-forsale store dvd’s that contain lots of trailers (that KONAMI ERASED on the 2006) I wanted to keep the MGS theme alive asmuch as I could and I got myself some cool stuff like the E3-2006 trailer disc wich have the MPo and graphic novel trailers using the classic MGS theme and where literally ereased from existence a few weeks after their reveal… but those dvd’s won’t look as nice as retail limited edition boxsets.. also they’re more play arts figs that didn’t showed off in the picture like Solidus, MGR raiden, MPW battledres snake and MGS GZ limited edition snake

    • PrinceHeir

      Cool you got that Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary Artbooks on top left ^^

      • yup, I thank God that I won a konami contest, they gave me the books, the MGrex model and the grey fox playarts fig… just for buying ground zeroes and doing some wierd fanfiction thingy… Im grateful with konami mexico division for that…

        also the aluminum “box” is pretty classy with the laser grabbed Shinkawa plaque in the front

    • Alberto Sánchez

      Se nota que tienes dinero.

      • compra todo usado ayuda mucho, mas los bonus y freebies… ademas sale mas barato comprar una edicion limitada en japon que un juego nuevo en retail en mexico

    • Plissken

      You got the Play Arts Kai Gray Fox! I missed my chance, now its $300 to get one. For your Solid Snake PAK figure, was he missing his socom suppressor? Or where did you find it when you opened the package?

      • the picture doesnt show this but he’s using the famas, the socom is in the holster and yes it has the suppressor

    • holy fucking shit. nice!

    • Shalashaska

      Wow. This is an really good collection!

    • SholidOnline

      I’ve got the original Metal Gear’s box with the cart (MSX2). You should also get MGS2 Substance for PS2. It has the exclusive skateboarding demo with Snake and Raiden.

  • Gatsu

    That’s awesome Nyx :D. If I increase my collection in near future I might start with this.

    Just came back from watching Mad Max:Fury Road. What a fantastic movie and I loved every second of it :).

  • Andrea Feletti

    an hour to ” -100 days”

    • invader_skoodge

      This is the home stretch. Last 100 days will be the hardest to wait. lol

  • invader_skoodge

    **OFF TOPIC**

    I don’t know how far you guys are into the story so you might have met this guy or not. But The Bloody Baron is one of the most interesting and well written characters I’ve seen in a long time. I mean every time I talked to him, it added more layers to his persona that made him fascinating. I urge you guys to play Witcher 3, I’ve only started to play the game and already there’s a very memorable character.

    http://game-maps.com/Witcher3/img/npc/THE-BLOODY-BARON.jpg

    • kirtanloorii

      I was thinking the same thing when I was doing his storyline. Now that’s how you make an open world rpg.

      • invader_skoodge

        I’m loving the story so far.

    • Gatsu

      I heard people talk of him yesterday, but have yet to meet him :). Btw daaaamn the world map areas are huge lol o_O…quite a big change from The Witcher 2.

      I’m progressing pretty slowly when I have the habit of doing every quests I can find and searching every places in RPGs :D, loving it very much. I’ve played for some hours already but feel like I haven’t gotten far at all. I can imagine playing this over 100h easily! The characters I’ve met have been greatly done and Geralt is so cool, one of the best gaming characters to me :).

      First time seeing Charles’ character was awesome, the man got such a good voice.

      • invader_skoodge

        I know bro, I’m the same way. I like to explore all possible quests before I move on. But in this game, you have to pass up a couple of side quest until you level up. I made the mistake of going off the main road to find a treasure, while I was on a quest and when I got there, there was a troll at least 15 levels higher than me who killed me with one hit and I had to reload from a checkpoint on the other side of the map. So now I just go with the flow of the story. The map is enormous.

        • Gatsu

          LOL I know what you mean, I ended up in the wrong places too where I got barbequed haha :D. Flowing with main story for now but gets easier after few lvl ups and after crafting some better gear.

      • Shalashaska

        Holy…. man i really shouldnt have watched that.. now i want to buy a ps4 ! RIGHT NOW! My god this game looks AMAZING.

        OH GOD I REALLY shouldnt have seen the travelling monster hunter trailer… going to stop watching now.. this game is making me cry !

        • glitchbomb

          It’s not as pretty as some of the older trailers made it look but they explained that. I love it so far and i am normally not into most swords and sorcerer games but the idea of being a monster hunter made me get into the series as much as possible before this came out. Started book one and grabbed this using my GS discount

    • WhatTheJuicay

      I don’t know what decision most people made but with the decisions I made in Family Matters, I was sad at the end of that quest. I now dread going to Crow’s Perch. I hate everything about that place. The Baron grew on me and I wish I could change my decision but I can’t. It’s also my fault and had no idea it’d urn out… ahhh.. This game has impacted me already with just one quest. It’s funny, I was reading comments on Gamespot and someone said the game is boring and has no character development. I told him to play Family Matters and just sell the game if that quest doesn’t grasp him.

  • Le Guy who drowned quiet

    ehm nyxus, are the preorders still #1 after the kojima konami situation.Are they even going well?

    • Probably hasn’t affected pre-orders too much. People still seem to be really looking forward to the game.

  • NakedSnake85

    99 days till phantom pain and today was a good day to choose my Mother base emblem !
    If u come across it you ll know it would be me !
    Its a real army emblem actually and was my second unit s patch! ; )

    • Tong Ninja

      That looks awesome!
      Can’t wait to infiltrate your Mother Base and steal EVERYTHING off it. XD
      You better add 500 cameras, traps and soldiers to your base in order to stop me!

    • Ricardo Oe

      cool…

  • Kol Leqejza

    don’t like this one. i don’t consider it something special. the game of course is superb! 😉

  • Javier

    Is the diamond dogs logo in the suppressor?

    • Hard to tell, but it could be.

    • kirtanloorii

      It would seem so. Good catch.

  • kirtanloorii
  • Andrea Feletti

    Hey nixus i saw you changed the timer. Good idea now it shows 99 days instead of 14 week that’s far better!

    • Yeah now that we’ve dropped below the 100 day mark would be a good time. 99 days sounds pretty close, but on the other hand, it will still take a while! 😉

  • kirtanloorii

    To help make time pass, do any of you remember what you were doing 98 days ago?

  • PrinceHeir

    I really have to wonder when did Big Boss officially made Foxhound? I really hope we would see the unit formed by the end of The Phantom Pain.

    Still bummed that this will be Kojima’s last MGS game. Was hoping for the remakes, but i’m really fine ending it with The Phantom Pain. Not to mention how will the remakes work since the games took place inside complex buildings(just like MGS1). An open world game wouldn’t necessarily work(unless they expand the whole base into one region.

    She already has the Foxhound band on her arm ready to go 🙂

    http://oi59.tinypic.com/120h08y.jpg

    • Javier

      Why are you putting always something about anime?

      • Gatsu

        Anime ftw ;).

  • PsychoMantis18

    After the premium package for the first three MGS’s I was a bit disappointed with this. As someone who hates play arts all I really got from the pack was a stand-alone copy of Peace Walker HD, half a soundtrack and some cool packaging.
    Very happy that the MGSV Premium Edition looks to be worthy of the Premium Package label

  • SholidOnline

    The only Premium I was able to get was Ground Zeroes. Never opened it. Still in plastic. Does anybody think I should open it? It’s not like I’ll ever sell it or anything, but I still feel like I should keep it being worth the most it can be.

    • It will make it drop in value, but if you don’t care about that, you might as well open it.

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