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We think it’s safe to say that custom console redesigns just don’t work as well with the PlayStation 3 Super Slim. Previous hardware bundles for Yakuza 3 and Ni No Kuni have prompted stunning new styles – making this Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance tie-in look bland by comparison.

The console – due out on 21st February in Japan – replaces the system’s top panel with a navy blue grill, and adds some symbols to the front and rear of the machine. It comes with an urban camouflage controller, a copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, a voucher for an XMB theme, and a cyborg ninja character skin. It will retail for ¥31,960.

In addition to the hardware bundle, Konami has also confirmed that the spin-off’s demo – the one previously included with copies of Zone of the Enders HD – will slash its way onto the Japanese PlayStation Store on 13th December. The publisher’s yet to confirm a Western release date, but we can’t imagine it’ll be too far behind.

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