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From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, a new 3D experience re-imagined from one of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past, comes Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater.

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the world was torn in two between East and West. It was the beginning of a new era- the Cold War.

October 16, 1962. The President of the United States received word that the Soviet Union had deployed nuclear missiles in Cuba. The world trembled in fear as the prospect of nuclear war loomed ever closer. After days of tense negotiations, the Soviets finally agreed on the 28th to withdraw their missiles from Cuban soil. With the resolution of this incident, later to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, it seemed that humanity had survived yet another threat to its existence.

However, there was a secret condition in the deal that put an end to the crisis. Nokolai Stepanovich Sokolov, a Soviet scientist who had defected to the West, was to be sent back to the Soviet Union. The U.S. government agreed to this stipulation, and returned Sokolov back to his native land. Little did they know that Sokolov was to be the designer of a nightmarish weapon. Now, with Sokolov back in their hands, the Soviets are ready to resume its development. If this weapon is completed, it will mark the beginning of a new age of fear.

August 1964. Realizing at last the urgency of the situation, the CIA forms a plan to recapture Sokolov. They dispatch the covert FOX unit to Sokolov’s research facility, located to the south of the great Soviet fortress of Groznyj Grad. Led by former SAS member Major Zero, FOX is a next-generation special-forces unit that operates both as a specialized combat group and as a covert intelligence outfit. The FOX unit’s modus operandi is to send a single agent, backed by radio support from afar, into enemy territory to carry out solo sneaking missions.

August 24. A lone soldier swoops down from out of the blue. The man’s code name is Naked Snake.

Key Features

  • Experience an all-new re-interpretation of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, previously released on PlayStation 2 with over 4 million copies sold, in 3D for the first time ever.
  • Auto-stereoscopic 3D viewing capability that endeavors to create a rich jungle world with natural depth in settings of trees, rock/stone, water and more.
  • ‘Photo Camo’ system utilizing the built-in camera technology of the hardware bringing customized stealth and camouflage options to the player. By snapping a photo in the real world, players will be able to use the same image as a camouflage pattern applied to Snake’s uniform within the game.
  • Utilizing the Gyro Sensor, players will become one with Snake through specialized tilt mechanics throughout the game design. As Snake climbs trees, or traverses bridges and other environmental obstacles, players will be in danger of falling based on the balancing of the system.
  • An intuitive menu utilizes the touch screen for quick and easy equipping of items and weapons.

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Not for honor, but for 3DS

Every so often a game comes along that makes you appreciate just how clever it is, a feat that creator Hideo Kojima pulls off every time he steps up to direct an entry in his Metal Gear Solid series. From fourth-wall-shattering boss battles to hiding key...

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User Comments (30)



JGMR said:

It looks even more detailed than the Playstation 2 original.



CJ_Vick said:

this, SF 64 3D, Zelda OoT 3D, and Pilotwings: Resort have got me sold for the 3DS



JGMR said:

It seems that this is a Techdemo and NOT a game as such. Just Like the Final Fantasy VII one for the PS3...

Konami has not decided if the Metal Gear they're gonna release will be in fact a new instalment or a previous one.



firecookie29 said:

got a psp the same time as peace walker and i enjoy the peace walker game. i cant wait to get this. if only nintendo would make an account based system so i could transfer dsiware games and sell my dsi.



fox_man said:

this will be interesting because the metal gear franchise has always appeared on sony's consoles but now thair comming to nintendo.



James said:

Actually, Metal Gear appeared on the NES and even GBC, and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes on GameCube of course, so this is something of a return home for the series



ExploderReviews said:

I really hope they have something like that database on the ps3 that explains the story because the only game ive played with any of the many variations of snake in it is super smash bros brawl.



NapalmHornet said:

I hope it aint like MGS2:substansce. Boring and long winded cutsenes, NO tuturial stages, hard aiming and what the hell was going on in that game?? Ive heard it was one of the worse ones from someone but I hope it's not like that and not as boring as Portable Ops for the PSP.



Hokori said:

Man 3DS is already great and its not out, I usually wont buy a system if I dont spend more on games than the actual system.



StreetRat said:

This is an insta-buy for me since the PS2 version is one of my all-time favorite games. Ever.



Retrogamer88 said:

this would be the first time a metal gear game was released on a nintendo system since the game cube (and the NES before that and snake being in brawl),this is my favorite metal gear game an i am so happy that its going to be portable! cant wait



hamispink said:

I sure this will sadly be $40 while ps3 and 360 will get the hd collection with mgs 2, 3 and peace walker. nintendo doesn't understand that remakes should be budget titles, this is why I won't buy OoT or SF 64 on 3ds when I could get them both on wii VC for $20



Hokori said:

I cant wait for this, im not good at MGS but hopefully making this Handheld will help



CARPYMW3 said:

the last metal gear solid i got was stupid it jammed which was really annoying



cheapogamer4life said:

Idk... I really wanted this version, but MGS hd is looking like the version to get now. Plus the demo was to short to convince me other wise.



Undead_terror said:

well oot came with master quest which is not on vc,and added new features in the land and controls while star fox 64 had a all new multiplayer and made use of gyro



Jfilesguy said:

I played the Demo, looks good.

I got MGS1 on PSN today, wow, I love it, If I wasn't so bad at it i would be playing it right now!



Son said:

I'm just wondering what are those "Yoshi" toys for? I always see them hidden in the trees. Whenever I shoot them it just makes a sound.



buddy1155 said:

its ok for the ps2 big no for the 3ds. 2 hard 2 controll and it's just not as god, sorry

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