In Hideo Kojima's latest podcast, a new segment sees the Metal Gear series creator simply answering "Yes" or "No" to various rumours that are currently floating about, one of which pertains to the release of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.

One of the rumours that Kojima's co-host read out: "MGS 3DS will go on sale by the end of 2011" was met with a "Yes" from Kojima.

It was last July when Kojima clarified what the 3DS instalment is all about, explaining that Snake Eater 3D should be viewed as a revisit to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on the PlayStation 2. Exactly how different the final product will be to the game it's based on is unclear, but Kojima stated that a cooperative mode was being looked into. He admitted that getting the game ready in time for the 3DS's launch would be a difficult task, but getting the game out within the system's first year on the market was a more important goal.

Earlier in the month, MCV's source claimed that Konami is aiming for a European release this November, so hopefully we're looking at a worldwide launch by the end of the year. Whatever the scenario, most of it should be cleared up at E3.