While we've known for some time that the "Gun Metal Gray" PlayStation 3 bundle -- featuring a shiny 40GB model, a matching DualShock 3 controller and a Limited Edition
copy of geriatric sneakfest, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
-- would be available to Americans
, we didn't know until now that it would only be available to Americans logging onto Konami's website
. Online and inevitably scarce pre-orders for the $599.99 package will start on May 19th, so you'd better get clicking if you want Snake and Gray Box to face off in your living room.
No, we mean it. Judging by Konami's labyrinthine sign-up process for the Metal Gear Online
Beta, you'll need at least several days to prepare a registration, obtain an ID, convert that into e-currency, trade it in for the microfilm, enter the password, steal the key code, write the secret URL on a postcard and summon Hideo Kojima in an arcane ritual.Note:
This bundle is different from the regular, $499 MGS4 bundle
which includes an 80GB PS3 and a DualShock 3.