Metal Gear Solid HD Collection delayed in Europe?

According to Metal Gear fansite The Snake Soup, the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will not arrive in Europe until 2012.

The site says that they have witnessed some “damning evidence” that the European delay of the much-anticipated HD Collection is in fact true. One of them is a response from online retail site Zavvi, after making an inquiry about the delay:

Thank you for getting in touch with Zavvi.

I am sorry for the inconvenience of the mix up on release dates for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.

We have been officially notified that the release date is set for February 2012.

Thanks again for getting in touch.

If there is anything else I can help with, please let me know.

This response has been solidified by Zavvi, as well as other online retailers Amazon and ShopTo, who have all altered the release date of the collection from November 2011 to February 2012.

The fansite also made an update that the forums manager got a hold of Konami’s release dates for Germany, also confirming the European delay.

No official confirmation has been made by Konami or Kojima Productions. PSU will keep you updated. Japanese and American versions of the collection are still slated for a November 2011 release.

What do you think?