Last week, Konami US confirmed that the "VERY, VERY Limited Edition" Metal Gear Solid 4 PlayStation 3 hardware bundle would be coming to the States, and would be available only through Konami's online store for $599, with preorders commencing May 19. The coveted bundle includes a gunmetal grey 40GB PS3, a matching DualShock 3 controller, and a copy of Snake's swan song: the soon-to-be-released Metal Gear Solid 4.
While Europeans were left wondering if such a bounty would be bestowed upon them, Play.com announced a MGS4 limited edition which would also include a "6-inch Old Snake 'Olive Drab' action figure, The Making of Metal Gear Solid 4 documentary on Blu-ray Disc, [and] Official Metal Gear Solid 4 soundtrack" for a whopping £69.99.
Unfortunately for UK Snake lovers, there will not be any MGS limited edition bundles coming to the British Isles, with a Konami UK spokesperson confirming to GameSpot UK today that "no bundles other than the limited edition Play.com figurine set have been planned for the UK."
There is a hardware bundle coming from SCEE, but this hardly counts as it will contain just the standard version of the game, a standard black 40GB PS3, and a black Sixaxis controller.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will launch worldwide, rather unstealthily, on June 12.