Konami gives details and pricing on the Metal Gear Solid 4

Konami sends us details and pricing for the Standard and Limited Editions of something called Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Hmm, never heard of it.

As you might have guessed, the Standard Edition gets the standard current-gen price of $59.99. The limited edition version of MGS4 will be available only at GameStop, and will be priced at $84.99. Its packaging features special artwork by Kojima Productions illustrator Yoji Shinkawa. On the inside, aside from the game, there is a Blu-ray disc featuring two “making of” documentaries. The documentaries will include interviews with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, and the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots soundtrack CD will also be included.

Finally, Konami sends word of a special pre-sale program they are kicking off with select retailers. Each preorder comes with a Metal Gear Saga Vol. 2 DVD. This disc gives the back history of all of the “Snakes.” And, as I’m sure you’ve already heard, a code on this DVD enables preorderers to download the Metal Gear Online Beta. It will be playable from April 21st to May 5th.

How many of you are looking to get the Limited Edition? 

El Segundo, Calif. April 10, 2008 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the limited edition of the highly-anticipated release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will be available in North America on June 12 exclusively at GameStop, the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. Additionally, Konami has revealed pricing and the first images of the final packaging for both the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Standard Edition and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition.

ABOUT METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS STANDARD EDITION
Marking the return of Hideo Kojima’s legendary tactical espionage action series, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots features a cinematic experience and visual masterpiece that will redefine this landmark franchise as a revolutionary game for the PLAYSTATION®3 system. The game is the final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake which sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift the tides of war into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle East, South America, and other corners of the earth to foil Liquid Ocelot’s. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots includes Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack”, which is the full and complete multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Standard Edition will be priced at $59.99 SRP.

ABOUT METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS LIMITED EDITION
Featuring collectible packaging with exclusive artwork by famed Kojima Productions illustrator Yoji Shinkawa, the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition will contain everything that is included with the Standard Edition as well as an additional Blu-ray disc featuring two “making of” documentaries. The documentaries will include extensive interviews with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Soundtrack CD. The Limited Edition will be available exclusively at GameStop.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition will be priced at $84.99 SRP.

ABOUT METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS PRE-SELL PROGRAM
A special pre-sale program of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be offered at participating retailers. This pre-sell entitles customers that pre-order either edition, a copy of the Metal Gear Saga Vol. 2 DVD (while supplies last). Featuring extensive original video content the DVD primarily focuses on the interconnected history between all of the “Snakes”: Big Boss (Naked Snake), Liquid Snake, Solidus Snake, and of course, Solid Snake. The DVD also contains a compendium of the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots trailers.  Additionally, each DVD allocated during this pre-order period will contain a unique voucher code that will enable the consumer to download the Metal Gear Online Beta. The download of the Beta will be available from April 17th to May 5th and the gameplay will be available from April 21st to May 5th.

“As the most anticipated game to be released for the PLAYSTATION®3 system this year, we wanted to make sure that no fan of Metal Gear Solid would be disappointed with the amount of content and gameplay at their disposal,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc

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