Our day has been luckified: Metal Gear Solid 4 finally has a release date. Set your watch for Thursday June 12th.
The word comes via Kotaku, who cite Destination Playstation, a retailers-only conference for PlayStation.
Also of note: Word is Sony will be offering a hardware bundle that features MGS4, an 80GB PlayStation 3 and a DualShock 3 packed-in.
This info isn't confirmed yet, so take it with a grain of salt, but it seems pretty reasonable to us, eh?
UPDATE: We got the word from Sony, who are touting a "late Q2 2008" release for Metal Gear Solid4. Specifially, Sony:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be available in North America in late Q2 2008. A Metal Gear Online "Starter Pack" will also be launched to support online game play. Gamers can select a single player experience or take the action online with up to 16 players and battle it out using the latest weapons and stealth techniques. For those eager to take on Solid Snake's nemesis, Liquid Ocelot, a nationwide pre-sell promotion will enable gamers to pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and be guaranteed access to a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.