Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D has been on the horizon of the 3DS for a while now, but a European release date — and official box-art — has finally been confirmed. It hits the region on 8th March, with further confirmation that it will support the Circle Pad Pro, the second title to do so after Resident Evil: Revelations.

A number of features exclusive to the 3DS have also been confirmed, most of which have already been mentioned in the past. These include gyroscope controls for balancing on ledges, sub-menu controls being intuitively available on the touch screen and the rather neat 'camouflage photography' system, allowing you to take a picture of a real life environment and directly affect Snake's appearance.

One additional feature is a first-person view, which in all likelihood is included to make the most of the stereoscopic 3D visuals. There are no details of the themed 3DS hardware, so at the moment this looks like a Japan exclusive.

We'll keep our eyes peeled for an official North American release date.