MGS4 Euro box art is legit, says German guy

Sunday, 6th April 2008 11:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt


A chap called Norman Gerlach, who works for, has passed on an email from German press agency neu:kom which seems to confirm the legitimacy of the European MGS4 box art that popped up this week. The image was attached to the email.

Thanks for that, Norman. You can find the mail and a machine translation after the link.

As the note says, the Japanese and US box designs will be different. You can see what appears to be the American one on

Original email

Hallo und guten Tag,

anbei senden wir Ihnen und Euch den vorläufigen europäischen Packshot zu Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots! Das Design ist bereits finalisiert; es fehlen hier nur noch die Alterskennzeichnungen und entsprechenden Logos. Wir möchten darauf hinweisen, dass die Packshots für Japan und die USA anders aussehen.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots für PLAYSTATION 3 erscheint weltweit am 12. Juni.

Grüße von

Hajo Neu

Machine translation

Hello and good day, enclosed we send you and you provisional European luggage SHOT to Metal the Gear solvent 4: Guns OF the Patriots! The Design is already finalisiert; the age markings and appropriate Logos are here only missing. We would like to point out that the Packshots for Japan and the USA looked differently. Metal Gear solvent 4: Guns OF the Patriots for PLAYSTATION 3 appears world-wide on 12 June. Greetings of Hajo new



  1. Zumi

    The Japanese box art is the best, European is very similar, but it doesn’t quite feel as good. US art is, as usual, terrible and has very little artistic merit.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    I really like the European art. Pretty much excited about playing this now.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Random_H

    Don’t you just have to love these machine translations?
    For even more fun, go ahead and shove it through the machine back and forth a few more times. :)

    Anyway, just thought I’d share. And you’re right EU-Art is ace.



    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    Is it definitely correct, Alex?

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Random_H

    Yeah, if Neu:Kom say it’s legit, then it definately is. They’re Konami Germany’s official press agency.

    Just was joking about machine translations in general. Big fun, really. :)



    #5 7 years ago
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