The wait (if you were waiting) is over! Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the 2008 PlayStation 3 exclusive, will soon be available as a digital download.

Available strictly in a disc format and the digital streaming service PlayStation Now, you will soon be able to purchase and download Metal Gear Solid 4 in a fully digital format for the PlayStation 3. Sooner than you might think, too, because the Kojima Productions game will be available on December 16th, 2014!

The title clocks in at a fairly hefty 30GB in size, but costs a fair $19.99 for those who have never had the joy of experiencing what many consider Solid Snake’s finest hour.

The press release directly from Konami below!

METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS Digital Version Coming in December for PlayStation®3

El Segundo, CA – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the digital release debut of METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS via the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on December 16, 2014, for an SRP of $19.99. The release marks the first time the acclaimed tactical espionage game has been made available as a digital download.

METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS is set in a battle-scarred future where huge conglomerates fight for supremacy using armies of handpicked mercenaries. This devastated world is seen through the battle-weary eyes of an older Solid Snake who is tasked with infiltrating a number of key locations across the globe, including the Middle East and South America. Snake’s story delivers a deep and involved campaign, filled with eclectic characters that push the aged hero to his limits.

Originally released in 2008, the groundbreaking METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS was the series’ first exploration of non-linear stages, heralded the addition of a remote-controlled ‘Metal Gear Mk. II’ droid — the revolutionary OctoCamo suit that allows Snake to blend in with his surroundings — and introduced an enhanced Close Quarters Combat (CQC) system. All of these elements have been carried forward and are being implemented on a larger scale for the upcoming, highly-anticipated METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.

METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS for the PlayStation Network will be a 30 GB download.

Let us know if you’re itching to get into (or back into) Metal Gear Solid 4!

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