Who needs MGS Rising? Japan already have Metal Gear 3D

You know what Metal Gear needs? A big dollop of 3D. Oh, and some fancy motion-sensing goggles... and a sodding big plastic gun. Far from us suffering an early morning seizure, this is what Snake's latest adventure is actually bringing to select Japanese arcades for a limited time. And really, who needs Rising when you can look like a twat playing the Gear in a packed public place?

Above: ... sorry, what were we saying?

Snake Eater: The Naked Sample may not be getting turned into a proper 3D MGS anytime soon. But Metal Gear Arcade is picking up the third dimension-taming slack with a quirky shooter that can link up to four cabinets together for multiplayer matches.

Above: The game uses locations from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Using 3D glasses and a gun that looks like it's been thrown together with bargain basement plastic, hopes and prayers, the game can track both the movements of your head and the embarrassing weapon in your hands.

Currently, the game's only during the rounds in Japan in test showings. Still, we've got our codecs crossed that this could yet be make it to the West. Unless you want to get beaten up in your local arcade, though, we'd suggest playing it in an elaborate disguise to avoid the inevitable beatings for looking like such a douche.

Above: Whether it makes us look stupid or not, we'd love to get our hands on this. And are we the only ones reminded of Tron looking at this? Oh...

Aug 3, 2010




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  • bloodweaver - September 11, 2010 5:06 a.m.

    must playzzz it now
  • NintendoStaff - August 13, 2010 1:12 a.m.

    Japan gets all the good stuff.
  • thedonut - August 6, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    @WillisTron The 3DS is actually a really good start, imo. I would like to get my hands on one myself.
  • JimmyCooldaddy - August 3, 2010 10:18 p.m.

    I'm mostly excited about the 3d part of it
  • CARDYKEV - August 3, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    "Do you come with the MGS Rising 3d arcade machine?"
  • lovinmyps3 - August 3, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    It looks, interesting, I guess...
  • frozenghost - August 3, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    I'll go to Japan, steal one of these arcades and hide it in my room.
  • WillisTron - August 3, 2010 5:54 p.m.

    @ thedonut I agree. While tech heads will flock to the newest technology regardless of price, the general population likes to use the next big thing for as long as possible (HD, which honestly still hasn't peaked yet) I still NEED A 3DS THOUGH OR ELSE I WILL MELT INTO A PUDDLE OF SADNESS
  • TheWebSwinger - August 3, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    Know what I want? First of all this. Second of all a remake of MGO, with the same basic gameplay, but more responsive, online-conducive controls. Such a fun game.
  • thedonut - August 3, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    Generally speaking, I honestly think that it's too soon for 3D :/ I mean everyone just switched to HD just for this generation even just before the whole 3D thing was thought up
  • ericeraqus - August 3, 2010 2:48 p.m.

    japan gets everything dammit!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 3, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    The inner perhipheral whore in me wants this more than anything else. The rest of me thinks it's kinda cool too.
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 3, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    Looks unawesome, not first.
  • irepminneapolis - August 3, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    And that lil Japanese chick is kinda fly.
  • irepminneapolis - August 3, 2010 12:27 p.m.

    I'm not a big MG fan, but I don't care wharf anybody says. That looks kinda cool. And its a smart idea.
  • Cyberninja - August 3, 2010 11:51 a.m.

    well maybe they will bring the rail shooter to 3ds
  • EdDeRs1 - August 3, 2010 10:43 a.m.

    is it just me or do the plastic guns look a bit like Halo's SMGs
  • GreatMuerte - August 3, 2010 10:33 a.m.

    oow u just reminded me how much i want MGS Rising. dam u
  • crazymonkey654 - August 3, 2010 10:30 a.m.

    Looks awesome, oh and first!

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