New Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D trailer pleases our eyesockets with amazing action

Way back when, alright, in July, when I was lucky enough to get my hands on the 3DS, I saw a demo that literally blew my Soliton Radar off. It was an eight minute interactive tech demonstration of Metal Gear Snake Eater 3D. And I say this with nary a hint of hyperbole: it’s basically the best thing I’ve ever seen from Kojima Productions. Lucky for you lot, the full demo is now loose on the interwebs for your viewing pleasure…

Now maybe you’re the hard to please type. Perhaps The Naked Sample’s (friggin’ hell, Koj, really?) PS2-beating and brilliantly directed action aren’t enough to get you soiling your Fox-Hound-branded undergarments. That’s OK. Because honestly, you simply haven’t seen the demo above until you’ve watched it in that zany dimension certain people like to refer to as the third.

Above: Extremely poisonous snakes scaring the shit out of you - t'is what 3D was made for

Seeing the python slither strike at your face, watching in awe as a helicopter’s propeller appears to blow petals out of the screen, admiring the stitching on Johnny Balaclava’s… eh, balaclava, as he sticks his head under a branch; you can only properly coo at these moments when you’re seeing them in 3D. Even for an MGS obsessive like me, seeing the amazingly well-staged demo and panning the camera around while being bewitched by the incredible fidelity of the 3D sent me a bit wrong (in the best possible way).

I’ve done said it before and I’ll done say it again: I was more impressed from my first viewing of the 3DS’ Metal Gear, than when I saw MGS2’s trailer at E3 2000. And I was properly obsessed with that. No really, generally ‘showing slight sociopathic tendencies’ obsessed.

Above: Seriously, it impressed me more than Snake's 'rain moment'

Back when I last saw the title, though, Kojima still hadn’t decided whether it was going to be a full game yet or merely a showcase of what Nintendo’s hardware was capable of. So needless to say, the fact that Snake Eater could well now be a launch game has made me as happy as a fat man falling down some stairs. Oh wait, is it just everyone else other than him who enjoys that?

Sep 29, 2010


  • shyfonzie - October 1, 2010 5:53 a.m.

  • AlpineGuy - October 1, 2010 3:33 a.m.

    I came.
  • AWBrawler - September 30, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    epic Win!
  • Games_Radar_DaveMeikleham - September 30, 2010 9:02 a.m.

    @oneshotfinch Yes. Yes it is.
  • Toastie - September 30, 2010 3 a.m.

    Oh man <3 Kojima kaminandesu
  • blocpartier - September 30, 2010 2:25 a.m.

    I've never had anything leave me grinning with delight as much as this video did.
  • Metroidhunter32 - September 29, 2010 11:42 p.m.

    I want it.
  • TheWebSwinger - September 29, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    Wow. Jesus. Seriously. Speechless.
  • lovinmyps3 - September 29, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    If this were the only game on the 3DS, I'd probably still buy it.
  • oneshotfinch - September 29, 2010 10:14 p.m.

    Dave, is that bit with the soldier grabbing his cigarettes as awesome in 3D as I think it is?
  • slimjim441 - September 29, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    Speaking of MGS1, anyone who call themselves an Metal Gear fan, or even just played MGS1 NEEDS to see this video: Seriously, it's f*cking awesome. Like Big Boss. And Solid Snake. And Solidus Snake. And Liquid Snake. And Ninja Raiden. And Otacon. And Drebin. And Ocelot. And Vamp. And the BB Corps. And Psycho Mantis. And The Cobras. And who could forget The Fat Man.
  • The_King_of_Nothing - September 29, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    Great, now I need to change my pants again, just like after the Bioshock Infinite gameplay footage.
  • slimjim441 - September 29, 2010 6:36 p.m.

    Words cannot express my excitement and love for Metal Gear. Metal Gear is the BEST game series of all time. And this is coming from the guy who grew up as a kid with every Zelda and Metroid title released, and plenty of paraphernalia for both. Metal Gear surpassed all that the moment I played MGS1.
  • GaryTheGuidoHunter - September 29, 2010 6:11 p.m.

    I'm still holding out for MGS HD remakes but I'll buy this motha in a heartbeat
  • GameManiac - September 29, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    Besides Uprising and Ocarina of Time 3D, this game is third on my list (unless Kingdom Hearts 3D is a launch game).
  • WillisTron - September 29, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    The crazy thing is just ONE of all of these AMAZING launch titles would have guaranteed a 3DS purchase from me, but this??? I better start saving cash!! Never been this pumped for a game system since... NEVER!
  • Kouin - September 29, 2010 4:25 p.m.

    That's all I need to convince me the 3DS is a definite buy for me. MGS3 is my favorite in the series, and with updated mechanics from MGS4 and possibly Peace Walker, it can't get any better!
  • Fusionmix - September 29, 2010 4:04 p.m.

    Now if they have actually workable controls (not Peacewalker's borked control scheme), I will need this.
  • Cropes - September 29, 2010 3:56 p.m.

    I just went from six to midnight
  • thedisagree - September 29, 2010 3:51 p.m.


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