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MGS3 pre-orders get music, camo outfit bonus disc

Only in Japan for the moment, sadly, but it's a neat idea. Oh, and Konami is planning to give its shareholders free copies of the game when it comes out later this year.

Konami is planning to reward Japanese pre-orders of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with a six-tune soundtrack disc, the publisher announced this week, and in a bizarre move is also planning to give shareholders free copies of the game when it comes out.

Last month the publisher also announced it was planning to release a Limited Edition version of the game alongside the regular MGS3 package in Japan, but no details have been released so far.

The pre-order campaign announced this week, which only applies to Japan for now, will see anybody coughing up some sort of fee in advance handed a bonus MGS3 disc featuring six audio tracks (including the James Bond-inspired 'Snake Eater' theme tune handed out at E3), a music video clip and a Windows screensaver.

Furthermore, far more interesting from our point of view, the disc can also be used to unlock a special camouflage costume for Snake in the game. As you doubtless know by now, camouflage plays a huge part in the sections of Metal Gear Solid 3 we've been privy to so far; Konami is also planning to feature fan-made costumes from Camo Campaign winners.

On a related note, Konami has also pledged to give shareholders free copies of the game. According to reports, anybody who owns more than 100 shares of Konami Computer Entertainment Japan stock by September 30th will be eligible for a free copy, which will be sent by mail on the day of release. Then again, 100 shares will cost you in the region of €140 at the current rate, so perhaps a pre-order is a better idea after all.

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