Metal Gear Solid series creator Hideo Kojima recently confirmed that the 3DS port of Snake Eater till hit the streets in 2012.
Previously it was uncertain when the new game would arrive, with reports and releases lists suggesting a "winter" time-frame. Kojima had a handful of announcements during a stage show at TGS over the weekend, one of which clarified the Japanese release. Fans can play with their Snake on the move in the early months of 2012 instead of in time for Christmas 2011.
The console HD series anthology, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is due out in the US in this November.