Konami has a special edition PS4 covered in a Metal Gear Solid 5 paint job

Hot on the heels of the recent news about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s release date and special editions, Konami has announced a custom PS4 it's working on. It’s being made in collaboration with Sony, obviously, and the end results look simply superb.

The console’s paint job is modelled on that of Snake’s cybernetic arm from the game. It’s also detailed with the Diamond Dogs' logo and some fancy-pants gold piping to give it a stylish finish.

Even the DualShock 4 gets a touch-up too. Each of the controllers bundled with the machine will come in a gun-metal colour that’s the same as Snake’s handgun in MGS5. They will also feature some tiny, yet easy-on-the-eye flourishes to make it standout from the bog standard controllers.

Hideo Kojima is so excited by this limited edition PS4 that he’s been tweeting pictures of it already. Well, we think he’s happy, we can’t really tell by this picture.

While the console is confirmed for Asia - the good money is that it will arrive to coincide with the game's September 1st release date - unfortunately no-one seems to know when it will be available in the west. Place bets on which of the big retailers is currently scrabbling to sign up an exclusivity deal in 3, 2, 1....