Konami has announced three opportunities for US fans of the MGS series to meet the creators and stars of the insta-classic Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots in person, beginning with the midnight launch of the game in NYC and Los Angeles. As an added bit of extra-coolness, Konami will be selling an undisclosed number of the limited edition MGS4 PS3 bundles regular MGS4 PS3 bundles at each event for $499.99. We've got the full schedule of events after the break.

[Update: The Gunmetal PS3 will not be sold at these launch events. Instead, the regular 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle will be offered. This includes a standard black 80GB system, a regular copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 and a DualShock 3 controller. We apologize for any confusion.]

New York City

Where: Virgin Megastore, 1540 Broadway, (212) 921-1020
When: Wednesday, June 11, 11:45pm - 1:00am
Who: Hideo Kojima and model Yumi Kikuchi (Raging Raven)

Los Angeles
Where: Best Buy, 1015 N. La Brea Avenue, North Hollywood, (323) 883-0219
When: Wednesday, June 11, 11:45pm - 1:00am
Who: David Hayter (Solid Snake), Kenichiro Imaizumi (Producer), Ryan Payton (Associate Producer)

San Francisco
Where: PlayStation Store at Sony Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, (415) 369-6000
When: Saturday, June 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Who: Hideo Kojima, Kenichro Imaizumi, Ryan Payton, Yumi Kikuchi

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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