As the release of Metal Gear Solid 4 gets ever closer, Europe keeps getting better and better news.

It once looked hopeless for us, but now, after the announcement of MGS4 bundles over, Konami have announced two more European initiatives for the forthcoming launch on 12 June.

A pre-order campaign, allied with key retail partners throughout Europe, will see customers who pre-order a copy of MGS4 receiving an exclusive DVD entitled Metal Gear Saga Vol. 2.

A seven-part documentary, it will detail the origins of the previous MGS games and the evolution of the epic series.

It will also offer a valuable insight into the series and the history of Metal Gear’s iconic hero, Snake.

As well as this, European gamers will also see a Limited Edition collector's package on their shelves, available on the same day as the general release.

No doubt bound to be popular with MGS nuts, the package includes a soundtrack CD, a 6in Old Snake action figurine, and an exclusive "Making Of" Blu-ray disc.

The Blu-ray disc contains two HD documentaries which offer a behind-the-scenes look at the development of MGS4 and interviews with series creator Hideo Kojima and key
Kojima Productions personnel.

"Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is rightly seen as the stand-out title for 2008, and we were determined to come up with something special for its launch", commented Martin Schneider, European marketing director for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.

"With interest so high, it is only right that we reward fans of the series for pre-ordering the game, and the Metal Gear Saga DVD is a stunning look at how the series has evolved intothe phenomenon it has become. Likewise, the Limited Edition is a celebration of all things Metal Gear, and will be prized by those who buy it."

The Collector's pack will be priced at £79.99.