MGS4 Pre-Orders to Include Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD, MGO Beta Access

MGS4.jpgWhile much of the big Metal Gear Solid 4 Destination PlayStation news has already leaked out, like the confirmed North American ship date of June 12th and plans for a Metal Gear Online beta test in April, Konami has now made these announcements official with a press release that just arrived a few minutes ago. Alongside confirmation of the ship date and multiplayer info we’ve already heard about, today’s press release also comes bearing details on the MGS4 pre-order campaign. Come April, those who pre-order MGS4 will receive the Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD, which includes a Prologue feature recapping the series up to now, a retrospective feature in honor of the series’ 20th anniversary, character bios, a collection of all the awesome game trailers that have been blowing gamers’ minds at various game events across the globe, and an insert providing access to the Metal Gear Online beta test set to begin April 21st. Now that’s one sweet pre-order package!

Read the full press release after the break, and also be sure to hit up PlayStation.Blog where Konami PR Director Michael Shelling just posted a quick MGS4 FAQ recapping most of this same info and providing a few extra tidbits regarding the MGO beta.

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS DETAILS FOR METAL GEAR SOLID®4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS

EL SEGUNDO, CA – February 28, 2008 – Following opening remarks made during the General Session at the 2008 Destination PlayStation retailer event in Scottsdale AZ, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. confirmed several new initiatives related to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, including a North American street date, online multiplayer, and pre-sell program.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 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 plans for total world domination.

Street Date

Opening remarks revealed that the final chapter in the saga of super spy Solid Snake is expected to arrive in stores in North America on Thursday June 12th, 2008. “Blockbuster events and premieres are a tradition of the summer,” said Kazumi Kitaue, Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. Chairman and CEO. “We anticipate that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots fits that bill perfectly, and consumers will be waiting in line to get their copy of the game just like it’s a hit Hollywood movie.”

Metal Gear Online Starter Pack

It was also confirmed today that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will launch with the Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack” supporting online gameplay. In addition to the single player experience, gamers will also be able to take the action online with up to 16 players and battle it out using the latest weapons and stealth techniques.

Pre-Sell Program

Beginning April 2008, consumers that pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will receive the Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD, containing a Prologue that recaps the Metal Gear franchise, a 20th Anniversary retrospective, character bios for Big Boss, Liquid Snake, Solidus Snake, and Solid Snake, plus a collection of international trailers of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This pre-order package also contains an insert with a download code and special instructions for accessing the Metal Gear Online beta test when it goes live in late April. This special pre-order package will only be available while supplies last.

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