If you're a fan of Metal Gear Online, then today isn't your lucky day. Konami announced that it will begin removing services for the online multiplayer branch of Metal Gear Solid 4 over the next few months, leading up to the full shut-down of MGO on June 12th.

As a consolation prize, all of the Metal Gear Online multiplayer skins and "codec appeal packs" will become free for players at end of April.

Here's the full schedule from Konami:

■ March 21st 2012 16:00 (JST)
- Closure of MGO Online Shop.

■April 24th 2012 18:00 (JST)
- Expansion packs and Preset Codec Message Appeal Packs will be available for free download.
*Note: Registration for new player characters will not be available during this time.
- Reward shop equipment will be available for free.
* With the exception of "non-sale" items.

■June 12th 2012 23:59 (JST)
- End of online service.

Whether you're a fan of the game or a Metal Gear Solid junkie who's always been curious, you should check the game out now while it's still around.

[Via Konami]