Metal Gear Solid 4 could well be appearing in Europe before Easter, with Sony and Konami planning a console-and-game bundle as well.
Speaking to Spanish website MeriStation.com, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe vice president James Armstrong said: “We are working on a PlayStation 3 bundle that includes Metal Gear 4 Solid and the new DualShock. We want it to hit the high street before Easter. That’s what we’re pushing for at the moment".
If true, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise. With MGS4 easily being one of the most high profile games set to appear in 2008 and exclusive to the PS3, it’s only logical that Sony will be looking to cash in on this in the biggest way possible – and a bundle deal would almost certainly help to shift consoles.
No price was mentioned, but with the 60GB value pack now retailing for £349 and the new 40GB console (which is almost certainly going to be the only one left on offer by the time MGS4 is ready to roll here) costing £299, we suspect the price point to fall somewhere in between the two.