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Altair costume unlockable in MGS4

Snake has an iPod, too.

Metal Gear Solid 4 will have an unlockable Altair costume in it after all.

Originally shown in a video released on April Fools Day, the Assassin's Creed character model will actually be in the game when it ships on 12th June worldwide.

How you unlock it is a mystery being kept by those to whom the secret was revealed in Tokyo this week, but it's not the only bizarre collaboration in MGS4.

According to GameSpot's account of the MGS4 wrap party, Snake also has an iPod in-game, which lets him play music he collects, with additional tracks set to be offered as DLC.

There's also a lot of raw product placement, like Triumph motorbikes, Sony Ericsson mobile phones and even some real-life clothing.

This being a Hideo Kojima production, and this being the last in the MGS series (at least until they change their minds again), goodness knows what else we'll discover - Psycho Mantis doing horoscopes, perhaps, or a radio contact who doesn't want you to lie on your tits in a warzone having existential discussions about soldiering.

We'll have to wait and see. The full game's out on PS3 on 12th June and we'll have a review for you very soon. In the meantime, check out our hands-on impressions of the finished game, which Oli was lucky enough to play in its entirety.