Snake has deployed onto the Nintendo 3DS for a retelling of one of his best and most intense missions.
Konami is pleased to announce that Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is now available, providing fans of the series with a lengthy and depth-filled handheld experience. It comes with some swanky new features, including 3D visuals, touchscreen menus, camouflage photography and dual-screen support. All of that can be yours for $39.99.
I had a chance to sit down with this release and found the port to be very polished and visually impressive. It also ran well on the device, with those aforementioned touch menus making it easier to switch weapons or add silencers. The Circle Pad Pro accessory is fully supported, allowing for more precise control, although it was not available to demo with the game when I tried it. The aiming controls were still half-decent, despite that lacking assistance.
Check out the full press release below.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D for the portable Nintendo 3DS™ system is now available. METAL GEAR SOLID fans can now explore the immersive jungle setting as it comes to life using the Nintendo 3DS glasses-free 3D imaging system.
Set during the Cold War of the 60s METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Soviet jungle to bring back a scientist being held against his will. Beginning on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake’s stealth skills along with the foliage and shade that the jungle offers as cover to infiltrate unseen. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before leading up to a dramatic twist that brings Snake face to face with a key figure from his past.
“The new technology and graphics used in METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D for Nintendo 3DS™ are what make this release most exciting,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Fans of the original title will enjoy the new 3D and camouflage elements but will appreciate that the themes and concept of the original title are still present.”
Highlights of METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D include:
3D elements: The atmosphere interacts and comes to life with series hero Snake. Springing to life in an immersive experience, the jungle’s dense foliage and craggy outcrops realistically brush past as Snake moves through them and the many creatures that inhabit the terrain interact and attack if disturbed by Snake. Adding to the jungle habitat, creatures within the world can also be killed and stored as rations – highlighting how Snake must also overcome his surroundings while undercover on his mission.
Camouflage photography: Within the game, Snake can alter his ensemble to match and blend in with his immediate environment and the possibilities can range from brick-colored fatigues within buildings, to the classic camouflage khakis of the jungle. Users can now take a picture of real-life items and create a camo suit based on them – although the extent of its effectiveness will vary depending on how well your pictures blend with Snake’s environment!
Dual-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. Similarly, targeting enemies is now made simpler with the addition of Circle Pad Pro-compatibility, with the second Circle Pad allowing users to target distant foes with ease.
METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is now available for purchase at retailers nationwide for an SRP of $39.99 for the Nintendo 3DS™. For more information, please visit: http://www.metalgearsolid.com/
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