Snake in the store

by: John -
More On: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Unless you've been under a rock, today's the day you can pick up Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The final mission of Solid Snake makes its way to the PlayStation 3 and looks to be a killer game. I'm waiting to pick a copy up actually since I won't have time to play it this weekend. If you want the limited edition, you'll have to go to Gamestop to get it. If you don't have a PS3 yet, you can always pick up the bundle which includes a 40GB PS3, Gun Metal Gray Dualshock 3 controller, and the game. It'll be a little sad to see Snake's last adventure but it's been a great run starting on the PSOne.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - June 12, 2008 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced it has shipped the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots to retail stores nationwide. The fourth installment of one of the most popular videogame franchises of all-time, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, a PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system exclusive, features a cinematic experience and visual masterpiece that redefines videogames.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB. The Standard Edition of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be priced at $59.99 SRP while the Limited Edition will be priced at $84.99 SRP and is only available at Gamestop retailers. Konami will be offering a Limited Edition PLAYSTATION®3 system bundle, which includes a Gun Metal Gray 40GB PLAYSTATION®3 system with a Gun Metal Gray DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller and limited edition game, with a SRP of $599.99 and only offered at Sony Computer Entertainment America will also be offering a hardware bundle, which includes an 80GB PLAYSTATION®3 system with a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller and a standard edition version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, with a SRP of $499.99.

"Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots not only represents the height of the stealth-action genre, but it also defines what it is to be a next-generation game by setting new standards in gameplay, storytelling and graphics," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We are incredibly excited for fans and gamers alike to reunite with all their favorite characters from the Metal Gear Solid saga while experiencing a game unlike anything they have seen before. We truly believe Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots symbolizes a milestone for videogames, and will be remembered for years to come."

Created by legendary video game developer and head of Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots marks the final installment in the legendary saga of Solid Snake. The originator of the stealth-action genre, the Metal Gear franchise has been around for more than 20 years since its debut in 1987 in North America and Japan with Metal Gear for the Nintendo Entertainment system. Through Mr. Kojima's vision, the award-winning Metal Gear series has been critically beloved and consistently recognized for its new and original game design combined with a story full of plot twists and intricate human drama. Unlike most action games of the time, Metal Gear introduced the element of stealth into the gaming consciousness and seamlessly blended this groundbreaking new mechanic into its intricate plot.

The first Metal Gear Solid title debuted for the PlayStation in 1987. For the game, Mr. Kojima used the technology of the new console system to create a digital masterpiece by joining cinematic, fully-voiced cut scenes with groundbreaking 3D gameplay to create an all-new kind of genre often referred to as Tactical Espionage Action. Mr. Kojima followed the best-seller with two more best-sellers -- Metal Gear Solid®2: Sons of Liberty™ and Metal Gear Solid®3: Snake Eater™, both for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will look to build on the success of its predecessors as it, once again, breaks new ground and represents the highpoint for this world renowned franchise.