Playboy spices up Metal Gear Solid 4

By Spencer . June 16, 2008 . 8:47am


Konami proudly announced partnerships with Apple, Uniqlo, and Triumph Motorcycles. The publisher also made a surprising deal with Playboy that gives Old Snake access to the magzine. You can “read” issues of Playboy by switching to FPS mode which benefits Snake by boosting his psyche. The item can also be used as a “weapon” by placing it on the ground in the path of a male soldier. Since the magazine is "guaranteed to arouse the interest of males ages 18 to 80" virtual copies of Playboy can be used to divert the attention of troops away from Snake and towards “sultry beauties”.




As a joke, the in game issue of Playboy has says “Hideo Kojima interviewed” on it. Can anyone identify the model?




Here are the Instructions on how to use the magazine. Has anyone used this as a distraction?


Images courtesy of Konami.

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  • Such magazines were a common thing in previous MGS games, but I guess it’s a first that they actually have an effect on Snake, unless you count those locker posters in the tanker in MGS2 ;)

  • Aoshi00

    Age 18 to 80 right, guess it wouldn’t have an effect on the hundred year old “The End” from MGS3 right, lol. Speaking of eye candies/fan service, there was actually a lot of them even in Policenauts, not in the form of magazines though, but you could fool around w/ female characters. Kojima’s great :).

  • HAH! That model was on the cover of the only issue of Playboy I ever had! I don’t know who it is as I threw it away long ago, but that’s pretty amazing.

  • NachoDude


  • AC

    Brooke Richards is the model

  • @AC – Thanks for the info!

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