Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D box-art: Love it or hate it?

There's bullets, a smoking gun, stuff shattering and a mean-looking Solid Snake in his magically transforming camouflage. It's the official box-art for Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D. This is it right here:

Above: This is the European box-art, but the US one is almost exactly the same (the position of the Konami and Kojima logos are swapped)

Do you love it or hate it? Vote in the poll below. It's just for fun. No strings attached. Go for it:

We love a bit of box-art at GamesRadar, so expect to see more of these box-art polls in the future. Maybe we'll give prizes to the most loved and most hated box-arts at the end of the year. And by 'prizes' we mean 'kudos' and 'ridicule' accordingly. We'll see. Anyway, if you've got something more to say about the Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D box-art, go ahead and say it in the comments.

Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D's confirmed release date on 3DS is Feb 21 (US) and March 8 (Europe).


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  • matthurley - January 14, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    well this is MGS 3, so its neither Solid Snake nor the OctoCamo. as for the cover art... meh.
  • CitizenWolfie - January 11, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    I sort of like the 60's spy flick vibe and the hint of camo is a nice touch but Snake just looks a little bored. Much prefer the traditional MGS paint style than a CG render. And I really cannot help but think that the bottom bullet is flying out of Snake's pants due to the unfortunate placement.
  • IceBlueKirby - January 11, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    I was gonna try to make a serious comment, but now I can't stop laughing about that bit with the bullet at the bottom. XD
  • isimikehinde - January 11, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    who care about a stupid box-art,how does it affect the game itself, that won't stop me from playing the game when it comes out.
  • Hobogonigal - January 11, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    Can't see anything wrong with the cover. Can't wait to play the game to be honest, when it eventually releases...
  • Cutter9792 - January 11, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    I'd have him doing something more exciting than just standing there. Maybe shooting something off screen.
  • F4G1TR0N - January 11, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    Mmm I think the bullets bursting through the wall along with the camo, makes for a weird box art
  • archnite - January 11, 2012 7 a.m.

    Snake Eater's box art was classic I gotta hate this, plus his face look funky.
  • el.waxa - January 11, 2012 6:24 a.m.

    What a thrill...
  • Darkhawk - January 11, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    with darkness, and silence through the night...
  • Swindleton - January 11, 2012 6:13 a.m.

    I appreciate the artistry associated with most MGS covers, Yoji Shinkawa has a fantastic style, and it's a shame that it's not demonstrated here. Appealing to a different demographic I suppose.
  • AlphaDogZero - January 12, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    I was just going to hate on the cover but you brung up a very good point. I assume that the box art was designed to appeal to the large variety of 3DS owners -- I doubt anybody who had never heard of MGS would know its a stealth game by looking at the cover. Heck I barely even saw "tactical espionage action".
  • inkyspot - January 11, 2012 6:07 a.m.

    I don't like that cover, it loses the essences of what MG is really. The composition and even color,... not appealing to me. No Pass. Judging by the voting results I am in the minority. Still think it's not a good cover.
  • Redeater - January 11, 2012 5:14 a.m.

    Hey it's not even mid January and we have a contender for worst box art of the year award!
  • BaraChat - January 11, 2012 5:08 a.m.

    Not a fan of the box art, especially when compared to the PS2 one, which is, in my opinion, excellent.
  • SouthTippBass - January 11, 2012 4:31 a.m.

    The positioning of Snakes hands concern me the most. He is standing up straight, and weilding both a pistol and a knife? In a very clumsy manner also. What exactly is his plan here? Looks very stiff.
  • solace357 - January 11, 2012 5:05 a.m.

    This is a stance he uses in the game to switch between shoot out and a knife fight. Theres a whole dialog about in the beginning of the game where a boss comments on it..
  • SouthTippBass - January 11, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    Ok, I guess it shows that I never played this, looking forward to it though. Still, Snake looks very wooden.
  • Joco84 - January 11, 2012 4:29 a.m.

    looking forward to this game! not sure how snake shot those gigantic bullets out of his gun though?!
  • quincytheodore - January 11, 2012 3:55 a.m.

    Uh, this is hard. There's no way to remove the fact that MGS3 is awesome and Big Boss is an amazing character, so people tend to be bias about it. But honestly, I hate it... If this is the first time I see MGS, I'd say it's dubious. The "bullets in your face" is probably when you play MGS wrong. Since it's clearly stated "Tactical espionage action", not "I'm Rambo". I think they should stick to the sketchy art design and simplify things, it doesn't have to be the same as PS2 cover, they have many to choose from. I like it clean and sleek. Or they could just slap EVA'S BREASTS! Take a clue from Namco, Kojima-san. Marketing level: Japanese.

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