While the Special Edition was announced for release in Japan a short while ago, Gamestop and EB Games produced a weekend flyer announcing that they will be taking pre-orders for a Limited Edition of Metal Gear Solid 4 in North America at a price of $84.99 a whopping $25 over the price of the regular edition game.
So what do you get for your $25? The Limited Edition comes in a metal tin, and includes a bonus Blu-Ray disc, with two making of documentaries, the first few chapters of the Metal Gear Solid Graphic novel, and the game’s Soundtrack. These are all standard fare items for a Limited Edition, meaning that the premium is mostly due to the fan fare surrounding the game more than anything else.
Those who pre-order the Limited edition will also receive an artbook, which might make the LE price pill a bit easier to swallow. However in a proverbial kick to the nuts Those who pre-order the regular edition will receive the same bonus disc that is included with the LE.