Brandon Laurino, some producer over at Konami Online, likes secrets. So much so in fact that after revealing so many details about MGS4 and the promotions and all that, that he decided to then keep a secret at the end.
He goes over the Pre-Order DVD, explaining people what it is and how to reap their MGO harvest from it:
This is a special offer, made through participating retailers and store locations, for customers that pre-order either the MGS4 Standard Edition or the MGS4 Limited Edition. We’ve been receiving reports over the last couple of weeks that store locations have been making the item available as soon as they’ve gotten the shipments in. As of this writing, participating retailers and their respective store locations should be getting their shipments and making them available. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more granular information beyond that, so you really have to check with your retailer/store location of choice, see if they are participating, and find out when and if they will have stock available. Also, please bear in mind, quantities are very limited, so you will have to do a bit of “legwork” to secure your copy while supplies last.
In the case comes the Metal Gear Online Beta, containing the Unique Product Voucher Code (UPVC) and instructions on redeeming the UPVC to download the Beta client via the PlayStation Store (which will most likely crash as a result). The download of the MGO Beta will be available from April 17th 2008 to May 5th 2008 and the game play will be available from April 21st 2008 to May 5th 2008. Here’s to seeing you all on the download queue screen (takes out beer).