It's worth pointing out that this is based on a comment from an Australian Konami representative, and the most recent release schedule for Europe and North America pegged the game for a 2011 release.
However, Konami's current date for the game is "Winter 2011", and as the frosty season technically runs until February it could be a few months' wait.
We played the game recently, so read our First Impressions: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D to gauge how Snake's adventure is shaping up.
Konami's European PR firm was unavailable for comment. We'll continue to make enquiries.