Yesterday, as the new issue of Weekly Famitsu hit Japanese news stands, details about two upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP bundles began to leak out. Sony is selling a Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Premium Package priced at, roughly, $295 that will include the game, a camo-skinned PSP-3000, and a case.
Konami, the game's publisher, is selling its own, slightly more expensive bundle: the Konami Style Special Limited Edition will include everything from the Sony bundle plus some dog tags, a PSP stand, and a booklet. Only 1974 of these will be created, sold only through Konami's online store.
That's well and good, but the main draw of special edition handhelds is how cool they look. With the cat out of the bag, Konami had to buckle down and produce some pictures. Those pictures are sitting in the gallery below.
To be honest, I'm not really feeling the camouflage skin on the PSP: I think it's a little too busy and muddled. But, hey, the leather case in the Konami bundle is pure class. Wunderkind designer Hideo Kojima is convinced that Peace Walker will lead to PlayStation Portable sales; having so many extras surely sweetens the pot.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and its bundles will be released in Japan in March. European and North American audiences can pick it up at the end of May.