Nintendo will release a new Metal Gear Solid-themed 3DS along with MGS: Snake Eater 3D this year.
So confirmed MGS creator Hideo Kojima in a Twitter post in reply to fan queries this week.
According to Andriasang translations, the Japanese developer has revealed that the new 3DS will be releases as part of a hardware bundle.
He also confirmed, by way of a teaser image (pictured), that the new offering will don a snazzy (if a little weird) embossed snakeskin-like casing.
An official announcement of pricing and other details will apparently be made on January 20.
Nintendo has sold more than 4 million 3DS systems in US, it confirmed this week.