With the 3DS growing in popularity, or lack there of, Konami today announced that Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D will be released for the Nintendo 3DS February 21, 2012. Snake Eater is a reworked update of the original PlayStation 2 title, bringing back the immersive jungle setting of the 60’s Cold War with the hero Snake infiltrating the Soviet Union to bring back a scientist being held against his will.
Concealing one’s self and sneaking up on guards is central to the Metal Gear series, but the 3D elements are what will stand out the most in the remake. Key boss battles and exploration all the more incredible. The jungle’s dense foliage and craggy outcrops realistically brush past as Snake moves through them making the 3D experience far more immersive.
Another addition exclusive to the game is an all-new camouflage photography system. Within the game, Snake can alter his ensemble to match and blend in with his immediate environment similar to that from Metal Gear Solid 4 game. Users can also take a picture of real life items and create a camo suit based on them – although the extent of their effectiveness will vary depending on how well your pictures blend with Snake’s enviorment.
The game also takes advantage of the split screen format, enabling easier access to Snake’s inventory, which is now located below the main action and also supports gyro synchronization for special actions like balancing on narrow ledges that will draw players further into the world of MGS.