Sony today announced details of an upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 bundle. Sony also announced a new PSP bundle with God of War: Chains of Olympus.
To coincide with the North American launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Sony will introduce a PS3 bundle that includes an 80GB PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller. All of that will carry a retail price of $499 and ship in late Q2.
Obviously by the nature of this announcement, Sony also let it slip that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be available in North America in late Q2.
A Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack” will also be launched to support online gameplay. With this, gamers can select a single-player experience or take the action online with up to 16 players and battle it out using the latest weapons and stealth techniques. For those eager to take on Solid Snake’s nemesis, Liquid Ocelot, a nationwide pre-sell promotion will enable gamers to pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and be guaranteed access to a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.
In addition to the Metal Gear Solid news, Sony also announced the June 2008 availability of the limited-edition God of War PSP for $199.99. The God of War Entertainment Pack will include a Deep Red PSP with Kratos silk-screened on the back of the unit. The package will also include a copy of God of War: Chains of Olympus, the movie Superbad on UMD, and a PlayStation Network voucher to download Syphon Filter: Combat Ops.
The stand-alone version of God of War: Chains of Olympus launches on March 4.