Take the next few months to brush up on your CQC, as Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D has officially been confirmed for a March 8th release date. This might not come as a tremendous surprise, considering that Hideo Kojima himself mentioned the date back in November, but Konami has now made the game’s release official.
Originally planned to be released last year, Snake Eater 3D features several enhancements to the third installment of the Metal Gear Solid series. In addition to being completely redone in 3D, this update features dual-screen support for map and inventory management, gyro control for balancing segments, and an intriguing mode that allows you to photograph real-life objects and transform them into camouflage patterns for Snake in-game.
Set during the Cold War, this prequel puts players in the role of Naked Snake – the man who would later become Big Boss – as he attempts to stop a rogue unit from igniting an all-out war between the US and Soviet Union. As is customary for the franchise, the plot is full of twists and turns, and the gameplay is often praised for its clever use of survival mechanics – the jungle environments are often just as deadly as the armed enemies Snake is up against.