Metal Gear Solid 4 will be released simultaneously around the world on June 12. In addition to the disc only version of Metal Gear Solid 4, a special edition with a bonus Blu-ray disc and a PlayStation 3 console bundle are scheduled to ship on the same day in Japan. All three versions come with a Metal Gear Online Starter Pack, which North American gamers get an early taste of if they pre-order MGS 4.
Konami has not outlined any plans to release the special edition outside of Japan, but importing it on the region free PlayStation 3 should alleviate the problem. Hopefully, Konami will take advantage of the extra storage capacity on the Blu-ray disc and include multiple languages.
Update: A multiple language track release is not going to happen. There isn't room for additional voiceovers on the Blu-ray disc.