Konami has announced a UK Limited Edition version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots as well as a special pre-order campaign.
The Limited Edition will retail for GBP 79.99 and will include a six-inch-tall Old Snake action figure, a soundtrack CD and a "Making Of" Blu-ray featuring a pair of high-definition documentaries including lots of chatter from Kojima Productions staff, including Hideo himself. The package is exclusive to Play.com.
The US version of the Limited Edition also promises "collectible packaging with exclusive artwork by famed Kojima Productions illustrator Yoji Shinkawa", but a spokesperson for Konami wasn't able to immediately confirm that for the UK.
Meanwhile, those of you who pre-order MGS4 from GAME can expect to be rewarded with a DVD called Metal Gear Saga Vol. 2, featuring a seven-part documentary about the series origins and evolution - the same disc made available for US and Canadian pre-orders.
"Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is rightly seen as the stand-out title for 2008, and we were determined to come up with something special for its launch," said Martin Schneider, Konami's European marketing director.
"With interest so high, it is only right that we reward fans of the series for pre-ordering the game, and the Metal Gear Saga DVD is a stunning look at how the series has evolved into the phenomenon it has become. Likewise, the Limited Edition is a celebration of all things Metal Gear, and will be prized by those who buy it."
The full version of MGS4 is due out on 12th June. Check out our Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots hands-on preview for our thoughts on the finished game, and look out for a review nearer release.