Nintendo 3DS Metal Gear Breaks Cover

By Adam Riley 10.01.2012 9

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Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has revealed today that Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D for Nintendo 3DS will be released on 8th March, 2012. Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is a reworked update of the best-selling PlayStation 2 title, and brings that game’s immersive jungle setting to life using the handheld’s glasses-free 3D imaging system. KONAMI has also confirmed that the new game will make use of the new Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory, and has revealed the packshot for the first time.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is set during the Cold War of the 60s, and sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Soviet jungle to bring back a scientist being held against his will. Starting on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake’s stealth skills along with the foliage and shade that the jungle offers as cover to infiltrate unseen. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before leading up to a dramatic twist that brings Snake face-to-face with a key figure from his past.

The new game springs to life in 3D, with the jungle’s dense foliage and craggy outcrops acting as truly immersive cover as the player works their way through the lush setting. The game also takes full advantage of the split-screen format, enabling easier access to Snake’s inventory, which is now located below the main action. The game also supports gyro synchronisation for special actions like balancing on narrow ledges that will draw players further into the world of MGS. Similarly, targeting enemies is now made simpler with the addition of Circle Pad Pro-compatibility, with the second Circle Pad allowing users to target distant foes with ease.

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Concealing one’s self and sneaking up on guards is central to Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, but the 3D elements make key boss battles and exploration all the more incredible. The Nintendo 3DS title utilises a first-person view in which the foliage can be seen brushing past as Snake moves through it, and the many creatures that inhabit the locale will attack if Snake disturbs them. However, these can also be killed and stored as rations, highlighting how Snake must also overcome his surroundings while undercover on his mission.

Another addition exclusive to Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is an all-new camouflage photography system. Within the game, Snake can alter his ensemble to match and blend in with his immediate environment and the possibilities can range from brick-coloured fatigues within buildings, to the classic camouflage khakis of the jungle. Users can now take a picture of real-life items and create a camo suit based on them - although the extent of its effectiveness will vary depending on how well your pictures blend with Snake’s environment.

Be sure to check out Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D on Nintendo 3DS on 8th March in Europe and February 21, 2012 in the US.

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Drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool Smilie

Nice box art.

Azuardo said:
Nice box art.
That's the first thing I thought when I saw it, haha. I may just have to get this. Kid Icarus is also out in March, right? What else is out in March?

Crush3D is coming on 6th March...

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jesusraz said:
Crush3D is coming on 6th March...
Looks like an interesting concept, but I may just wait until it's going for cheap. Or something like that.

I wondrr if they'll use that box art for US as well? Anyeho is it comming to America on the 8th as well?

It is not wise to speak on subjects you do not know all facts about, nor is it smart to judge a game based on looks alone. PSN: Nintendo_Gamer 3DS: 4296-3029-7422

Vorash Kadan said:
I wondrr if they'll use that box art for US as well? Anyeho is it comming to America on the 8th as well?

Feb 21st :]

Jim (guest) 11.01.2012#8

This game is gonna suck.

Brandon (guest) 12.01.2012#9

This is gonna suck? Did you never play MGS3 on PS2? It was the best Metal Gear to date!

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