Kojima teases snake skin 3DS

Metal Gear Solid creator posts picture of Snake Eater 3D edition of Nintendo handheld hardware, pricing and release information expected later this month.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater is getting a 3D makeover early this year, and so is the hardware that will run it. Over the holiday break, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima released a teaser picture of a new version of the 3DS featuring an embossed snake skin pattern on the lid.

Kojima posted this picture of the system to Twitter.

Kojima posted the picture to his Twitter account, along with a note calling the snake skin hardware an industry first. He also noted that more information about the system, including pricing, should be revealed January 20.

Set for release March 8 in Japan and sometime in the first quarter in North America, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is a port of the PlayStation 2 stealth game with tweaks designed to take advantage of the 3DS hardware. These include 3D visuals, as well as touch pad and camera support.

For more on Snake's 3DS debut, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.

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59 comments
StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Oh boy....PETA is not going to be happy about this. Yes, I know it's fake snake skin, but they wouldn't care as it still promotes the use of animal skins.

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

I have the Big Boss camo psp and this just makes me smile so much that I will have a snake 3ds to sit along side it :)

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Very nice.... but I still prefer my Zelda black/gold arrangement. Very swish. @Freezezzy - bravo. +1

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

I like my simple black 3DS. Black is timeless.

servb0ts
servb0ts

They should bring Catherine to the 3DS and make a 3DS that feels like her Breast. :)

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

A cheap plastic cover resembling snake skin. Well a very late PS2 port for 3DS. This will sell well for Nintendo.

franzito
franzito

My, my... Is obviously not REAL SNAKE SKIN! When Nintendo wants to sell something, anything goes! Best limited edition handheld ever even being controversial.

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

the special 3ds unit is a deal but not the game HD collection is the better choice than this port

ProMethUse
ProMethUse

pains me whenever i think how much this would cost

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

If its easy to put on then ill go for it.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'm not getting a 3DS but even I'll say that looks beautiful :D Not enough thought goes into the shell of gaming devices, they're boring as hell. Congratulations Nintendo, good job indeed.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Bring on the tiger skin PS3's! I'm not happy unless I'm wearing / playing / using something made by something endangered.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Firstly,it looks like some bum has been thumbing everyone down once.People are really amusing. Secondly,that system looks pretty cool. I like that Nintendo makes s many looks for the same system.It feels much more personalized when you get the one you want. All the bright colors and neat designs get them noticed too.I wanted some cool pictures for the background on my DSi a few years back,so I took it to the Chicago auto show,and I had tons of people asking me what it was,or saying they didn't know you could take pictures with it. So far though,I'm happy with my Blue 3DS. If the white one they're bringing to Japan comes out here,or if they make a bright green one,I'll go insane,because I won't trade in my blue one just for a new look,but the white one looks sick,and my favorite color is green.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@8a8eh911 My closet full of leather jackets and belts says "hi" :P

DrKill09
DrKill09

meh... Make a 3ds with two analog sticks, and get a decent lineup of games, and MAYBE we have a deal.

SolidTy
SolidTy

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dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

Looks sick.I can see this being a seller,though it might cost a lot more than a normal 3DS.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@AmnesiaHaze Welcome to the world after 1998, there's a good chance he doesn't know it's not real........

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

And this is why most most fans of Nintendo hand held systems have more than one........ Before I had a kid, i could always count on getting a new one because my wife could get the old one. Now I have to take time and budget out my money before I get a new one, because the kid will want one as well.....

Byaku524
Byaku524

Looks kickass but I'll continue saving up for a red one (I'm a Chicago Bulls fan)

Japanese_Jade
Japanese_Jade

So glad I held back on buying a 3DS before cause I might be totally getting this! :D

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Where is snake eater and revengeance for the PC ? >:[

dagrimmreepa
dagrimmreepa

I'm not even a fan of Nintendo or its games, but I gotta say - that 3DS looks SWEET!

moviequest14
moviequest14

@chilly-chill : Neither was Mario's Tanooki suit...

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

PETA Rep: I'm sick and tired of these mutha ****ing snakes on this mutha ****ing 3DS!!!

starfox15
starfox15

Probably the coolest mod of a 3DS I've ever seen.

CybertronDante
CybertronDante

What's wrong with Nintendo? Wii-U and now this crap. Their consoles are sublime.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Ok, that's actually pretty freaking cool-looking, and I'm not even a MG fan. Next up: razor-wire and lasers, followed by a furry one.

RAGEofSTUNTS
RAGEofSTUNTS

Why is there a new 3DS with a different cover every month? It is just making me want to wait a year to see more covers before finally getting one.

DarxPhil
DarxPhil

*Waits for PETA to complain*

chazy035
chazy035

all it needs is a shoulder strap and you can disguise it as a PURSE or a HANDBAG!

XeroEX
XeroEX

Not a fan of the snake skin 3DS, but I'm excited for the game.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

I would buy this if it was real snakeskin. Sounds baller.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

of course he does, hes just making a joke

darkspineslayer
darkspineslayer

@8a8eh911: You do realise its not real snakeskin, right?

OldStupidGeezer
OldStupidGeezer

@8a8eh911 calm down man. its gonna be moulded plastic to simulate snake skin

8a8eh911
8a8eh911

wtf this should be banned killing snakes for their skins i will never do such a thing. lost my respect to Nintendo killing snakes and taking skins for a dumb handheld device

supertom221
supertom221

@linkyshinks Kojima in Answer: BITE ME. Get it?? BITE me?? see what I did there???

Quintinius
Quintinius

You can always tell from the cynicism of the twitter post that it's gonna be a Brendan Sinclair news article

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Daaamn, talk about super, duper smexy......:shock: See, why you gotta go throwin' something out there so pimp, Kojima-san??? You're trying to distract me from that red one, ain't 'cha, lol.