Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D
Everything we know about Snake's 3DS adventure.
Later this year, 3DS owners will enjoy tactical espionage action in Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D.
This sweet looking port of the 2004 PlayStation 2 classic puts gamers in the combat boots of Naked Snake, who sets off through a Soviet jungle to rescue a defecting scientist and ultimately destroy a nuclear weapon. Praised for its smart use of camouflage, gripping narrative and gameplay (a mix of pulse-pounding action and stealth), it is without question one of the greatest entries in the celebrated franchise.
The decision to release it on 3DS makes us all warm and fuzzy, though Konami has yet to put the game on proper display. In fact, the last time we played this gem was at E3 2010, and that was a short demo.
On that note, the publisher revealed some new details for Snake Eater 3D, and we just so happen to have an appointment next week (during E3 2011) to see this promising title in action.
That said, here's everything we know about Snake's latest portable adventure.
-Coming this year to Nintendo 3DS.
-Re-mastered in glasses free 3D.
-Uses both 3DS screens. The top displays the action, while the bottom features quick item switching and the in-game map.
-Comes with a Camouflage Photography System, allowing users to snap pictures of real world objects with the 3DS camera and then create a pattern of camouflage for Snake to wear.
-Works with the system's built-in gyroscope. Players must physically tilt the device as Snake shimmies along ledges and other structures to maintain his balance.
-Yoshi, from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, makes an appearance as an in-game collectible, possibly suggesting that other Nintendo figurines exist. Either that, or there are a bunch of Yoshi dolls to find.
-Retains the jungle survival gameplay, as players kill and eat animals to survive, sneak through tall grass and then hide bodies to avoid detection.