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.

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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 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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lol fanbois delight

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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.

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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 :)

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

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And so it begins...

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

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

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

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

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

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pains me whenever i think how much this would cost

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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This isabout 3 weeks old, wth gamespot?

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

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

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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.....

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

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too weird for me.... im saving my money for the wii u

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

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

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Whoooa that looks pretty sick.

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The skin looks cool

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What an awful idea.

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How does it taste?

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

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That looks even better than the Zelda one.

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I can see PETA trolling on this.

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

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PETA won't do crap because it's obviously not gonna be real snake skin....

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

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

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@CybertronDante did you mean subpar?

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

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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.

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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.

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*Waits for PETA to complain*

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

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

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

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of course he does, hes just making a joke

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

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

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Uh-oh!

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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

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