PS3 Bundle Includes Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Sony also announced a new PSP (PlayStation Portable) bundle that will include God of War: Chains of Olympus.

With the upcoming North American launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Sony will introduce a PS3 (PlayStation 3) bundle that includes an 80GB PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller.

The complete bundle will retail for $499 USD and will ship in April.

A Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack” will also be launched to support online game play. With this, gamers can select a single-player experience or enter 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 multi-player beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.

PS3 gamers in the UK will be able to import PS3 acessories as the pads are compatible with North America’s. American PS3 accessories tend to be easier to get hold of then Japanese ones, so if you’ve been struggling to locate a DualShock 3 recently, now’s the time to get those pre-orders in.