Europe gets MGS4 pre-order treats

Konami have announced a couple of European pre-sales initiatives for the upcoming June 12 launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. If you pre-order, you’ll receive a little bonus DVD called Metal Gear Saga Vol. 2. The DVD contains a seven-part documentary detailing the history and evolution of the series and offers “valuable insight into the series and the history of Metal Gear’s iconic hero, Snake.”

This is a follow up to Metal Gear Saga Vol. 1, which was bundled with MGS3: Subsistence, and I remember a similar thing being bundled with MGS2 way back. A quick bit of googling reveals that this Vol.2 DVD seems to be the same one you get in North America if you pre-order the Limited Edition, just so you don’t feel left out. Of course you can watch it all on YouTube anyway…

Konami has also reminded today that European gamers will be getting their own Limited Edition release as well, which comes with a soundtrack CD, a 6” Old Snake action figurine, and an exclusive ‘Making Of’ Blu-ray disc. The ‘Making Of’ contains two documentaries which offer a peek behind the scenes of the development of MGS4, plus interviews with key personnel from Kojima Productions and with Hideo Kojima himself.

The Limited Edition will cost £79.99. That’s a bit steep for me I’m afraid, although my birthday is coming up…

[See also: Metal Gear Solid 4 gallery, Metal Gear Online gallery]