MGS: Snake Eater 3D Pushed Back to 2012
Are you still coming for the holidays, Snake? …Snake!? …SNAAAAAAKKKKEEEE!!!!
Not too long ago, I reported that Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D was going to feature new elements from other games in the series, and that while the game was currently still on track to hit this November, with the recent string of delays and cancellations, you never know if Snake Eater 3D will also see a delay. Well, it seems like that is exactly the case, at least for Europe and Australia.
Kotaku reported the news yesterday that Konami has announced the release date will be sometime in 2012, with nothing more specific about a date than that. While this may be the case for Europe and Australia, 1up.com contacted Konami directly to see if this applied to North America as well, or if Canada and the US were still on track for November, here’s what they reported:
As the news of a Snake Eater 3D delay originally came from Kotaku Australia, we checked with Konami to see if the delay also applies for North America and were told a release date has yet to be announced for the region. That’s hardly a reassurance that it’s coming later this year as previously believed, and it also gives Konami the ability to slide into 2012, if it so chooses.
So, while this isn’t the greatest, or frankly surprising, news out there, it will perhaps give Konami that extra little bit of time to polish the game even further and make it a true must-own for the 3DS. North America might still possibly see it before the end of the year, but even if they don’t, hopefully the game will show up very early 2012 instead.