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Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Delayed Until 2012

We’ve just received word from Konami that Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D for the 3DS has been delayed until 2012.

Our local reps couldn’t provide us with the reason why the game has been delayed, and couldn’t provide us with a more specific date than ’2012′, but we can only assume that – hopefully – the final release date will fall in the first half of 2012 at the very latest.

As a huge Metal Gear Solid fan, I’m pretty disappointed. I was looking forward to play what is probably my favourite MGS game in 3D, on my 3DS, but when you consider the fact that Metal Gear Solid 3 is being re-released in HD for the 360 and the PS3 late this year, I’ll most likely just end up replaying Snake Eater on one of my home consoles.

The bad news just continues to pile on for the Nintendo’s troubled handheld – I know plenty of folks who were planning to buy a 3DS specifically for this game. The fact that it’s going to miss the holiday period, in addition to the fact that Snake Eater is making its way to home consoles early, is tough for the 3DS on a number of fronts.

Maybe we should make a contest: who can find any positive news about 3ds :)


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It's a port, why does it need to be delayed?

MrT-Tar said:
It's a port, why does it need to be delayed?

I can only think to two reasons: it can become a remake, as it was initially, and be a better game overall, or it could be due to Dr.Lautrec being released in october. The second reason is stupid, Dr. Lautrec can't sell that much, especially if it isn't marketed, the opposite could work better. While the first reason would be positive, a stupid port while there's a collection of 3 games in HD at about the same price is just ridiculous.

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maybe they want to wait for the user-base to grow over Christmas.

it is not a typical "holiday" title anyway.

“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

MrT-Tar said:
It's a port, why does it need to be delayed?

Because it's extremely low on Konami's priority list. Some weeks ago we've seen that the graphics are pretty lame which suggests that barely anyone is/was working on this port. At this rate it wouldn't surprise me if the game gets cancelled altogether.

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Vita Snake Eater port incoming in 5

They are just waiting for 3DS sales to pick up first... right?

Conflict with MGS HD Collection release?? Then again what has that got to do with the 3DS version of Snake Eater?

Does anyone care about this anymore?With the ugly E3'11 footage and the MGS HD collections I have no idea where this game is going...

They'd better not release it, it will bomb hard. 3DS doesn't need more quick-cash-in ports just new and healthy software.

Metal Gear titles don't sell on Nintendo systems, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes was a massive flop, it only sold 71,000 units in Japan and just a quarter million copies in US.