It was really only a matter of time, and it should serve to bring the game back into the limelight for a little while longer.
According to Console Monster , Konami has announced today that the Platinum edition of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will release next month. As far as we can tell, they only have European details at this point, but we're certain the budget MGS4 will make its way to store shelves around the world. For Euro gamers, you can expect to see a freshly packaged MGS4 retail for 29.95 Euros, and U.S. residents will probably see a similar price tag. Most of you have already played it of course, but if for some very strange reason you missed it, just wait a few more weeks. You'll finally be able to play the best game of 2008 and likely the best game of the generation so far; it sold 3 million copies during its release month in June and has now sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. It scored truckloads of Game of the Year nominations and awards – including plenty of PSX Extreme awards – and they're all richly deserved. Some of the hardcore fans won't tolerate specially packaged budget boxes in their collections, but if you were a hardcore fan, you'd already have the game, wouldn't you?
We expect to see the full details for North America some time soon (and let's not forget about Japan), so stay tuned for those. Really, as we said at the start, MGS4 as a Platinum title was inevitable.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots