Nintendo 3DS Now Comes in Snakeskin

Nintendo 3DS Now Comes in Snakeskin

In honor of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D, Nintendo has plans to release a special 3DS bundle in Japan celebrating the game’s release. Director Hideo Kojima has revealed via Twitter that this won’t be your run-of-the-mill hardware-and-game package: Metal Gear will be getting the Legend of Zelda treatment in that the bundle will include a special themed handheld.

This photo, tweeted by Kojima himself, teases the “snakeskin” 3DS, which will arrive in tandem with Snake Eater 3D at its launch next year. There is no word yet on whether this pretty little thing — the world’s first embossed snakeskin-patterned video game system — will be coming stateside.

Pricing and bundle specs will be announced on January 20.