A closer look at Snake’s Walkman in MGSV: Ground Zeroes

As most people already know, Snake can carry a Walkman with him on his missions in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. This portable music device can be used to listen to imported soundtracks. Today Hideo Kojima posted an image taken using the Fox Engine of the Walkman attached to Snake’s belt.

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“This is the Walkman that Snake in GZ carries.This screen is taken from FOX engine machine.”

As you can see Snake actually carries the walkman with him in a pouch. Here is another image of the device, taken from the Ground Zeroes opening:

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Here are some more comments Kojima made on the walkman in Ground Zeroes:

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“Speaking of Walkman, Snake in GZ carries it during the sneaking mission. He listens to analogue tape & smokes cigar.”

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“NO MUSIC, NO LIFE.”-“NO GAME, NO LIFE.”-“NO SNAKE, NO LIFE.”.

To see some more images of the music importing interface, go here.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • BigBossWantsYou

    Why does he get all creepy at the end?

    • César H. Sandoval

      He’s japanese.

    • William of Orange

      He’s a AI program.

      • Nyxus

        He’s not what you’d call… human.

        • William of Orange

          Insert crazy AI colonel codec call here.

  • Ricardo Oe

    NO GUN,NO FUN

  • flying_fox

    That face on the last pic…! Big Boss means business.

  • Nekkedsnake

    I’d import this for Snake to listen to during missions:

    I can picture a guard going, “…Dancehall??”

    • William of Orange

      Wouldn’t you get distracted by this song? if i’m trying to infiltrate a enemy fortress while listening to this, I’ll start to pay more attention to the lyrics of the song than paying attention to my surroundings.

      • Nekkedsnake

        hahaha, ya i’m sure it’d be super distracting. what would be hilarious is if Snake starts dancing to whatever we put on. Kojima should implement some custom dance move animations depending on what genre music we import. If Snake hears some break beats I’d expect him to do a windmill, haha.

        • William of Orange

          Sounds like a cool idea, if you’d ask me.

  • Janeo

    Mgs2 main theme during boss battles but there will most likely already be a cool song going so who knows

    • William of Orange

      Seriously, what’s so great about this soundtrack? It’s really popular, even people who never played MGS recognize this soundtrack, but why? It’s sort of intense, but the soundtrack keeps changing the pace and music genre. It’s the perfect song for an intro, but it’s nothing special in general.

      • Janeo

        Really you don’t like it, you must be crazy I just think its amazing can be used for many situations

        • William of Orange

          yeah i agree, but if you disect the song, a small part is really intense, then it transitions to a more subtle pace,then the sneaky music gets interrupted by a intense intermezzo and finally gets all epic. The problem here is the duration of the parts, they’re short. too short if you’d ask me. The titel sequence of mgs2 looks epic, but the song itself isn’t anything special.

  • Shalashaska

    Lol the “NO MUSIC, NO LIFE” thing is out of context, which makes it kinda funny to read.

    Right before he started posting about Snake’s Walkman, he posted a picture of a neon sign that said, “NO MUSIC, NO LIFE”. I think it was a music store or something, not entirely sure. And then him saying “NO GAME, NO LIFE” and “NO SNAKE, NO LIFE” was just him playing off the earlier status.

    • Nyxus

      I see.

  • PrinceHeir

    awesome!

  • as

    funny thing is Snake have iDroid,a super computer handy device but still bring old Walkman