[UPDATED] Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D gets confirmed release date. Woot!

UPDATE 01/10/2012: Konami's US branch has since confirmed that the US release date will be February 21.

The thought of Metal Gear Solid 3 in 3D and on a handheld was an incredibly tantalising prospect when the game was announced along with the first showing of 3DS all those months ago. But since then, Snake has gone a bit quiet. Sure, Kojima announced March 8 at the Tokyo Game Show last year, but it wasn't clear whether that was for everyone or just Japan.

As if to allay our fears and sooth our troubled minds, Konami has now confirmed that March 8 is definitely the European release date for the game, which will also support the Circle Pad Pro add-on peripheral, which means we'll be able to control it properly too. Check out the trailer and get yerself in the mood - Snake's back, baby! 

While we're sure there's a US date announcement (probably March 8 also) due any minute now, this does mean there's still a window of opportunity for you to assume the role of a lone operative, conceal a packet of cigarettes in your stomach, covertly infiltrate Konami's headquarters and read whatever sheets of paper they've got lying around on the office printer. Procurement on site, natch.

Just make sure you're based on currently existing technology, OK? Yes, you can be 3D.


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  • EmperorRadish - January 11, 2012 4:31 a.m.

    As someone who hasn't played a metal gear game before (I know, I know) is it worth me getting this or will I be sat with a very confused looking face on, not knowing about any of the story?
  • AlphaDogZero - January 11, 2012 12:29 a.m.

    @skraight skreet, The game isn't a port at all. MGS3 had to be rebuilt from the ground up again for the 3DS. If more ps2 games came to the 3DS the same time consuming process would have to be done for those games too. In future please do your research before complaining.
  • onetimebuster - January 10, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    So much stuff to get in february.
  • marioman50 - January 10, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    Joystiq says that the North American release date is Febuary 21.
  • Spybreak8 - January 10, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    Great, another game for March...
  • SGTCOOL - January 10, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    I just never expected a world class designer of military technology to be so...cute.
  • Joco84 - January 10, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    I think I will take the plunge with this one! :D

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