Konami delays Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, but does so very stealth-like

According to sources at Konami Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, which was scheduled for release at the end of the year in the US, has been delayed until an unspecified date in 2012. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Kotaku spoke with local representatives from Konami of America and were unable to learn anything more specific than a release date sometime in 2012, but considering the fact that the game first released in 2004, hopefully fans won’t need to wait too long.

This is rather disappointing news to 3DS owners as it is just another example of a game being delayed or outright canceled in the last few months alone. As long as Super Mario 3DS and Tales of the Abyss 3D make it out this year I will be set.

What about you Infendo? How does this latest 3DS delay sit with you?

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.

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  1. Hey, look on the bright side. It’s only delayed, which means in theory we should still get the game at some point in time.

  2. It’s getting hard to get excited about Nintendo stuff lately. Nintendo has abandoned the Wii save 2 or 3 titles. 3DS won’t get first party support until Xmas, so 3rd parties won’t release until after that when the 3DS sees a hardware sales boost. And Wii U so far sounds like 6 year old tech with a fancy controller.

    Nintendo had better start doing SOMETHING, because right now, they are letting their reign fall to pieces right in front of them and they are doing NOTHING to stop it.

  3. Eh…at least I can wait a bit longer to make my decision about getting it. I already have MGS3: Snake Eater Subsistance, so I’m good.

  4. @XCWarrior: Yes, the 25+ year reign on video games brought to an end because of one year of bleak games. Yeah, no. I doubt it’s falling to pieces given the support of the Wii U. And they don’t have to do ANYTHING to stop it, as there’s nothing to stop. They’re doing just fine. One year doesn’t make everything else void. And at least the Wii U is doing something original for a change…(coughInsertCommentAboutSony’sUnoriginalityInGameplayMechanicscough)
    And most likely, the Wii U is going to have better graphics than the PS3 and Xbox360, even if only by a small amount, simply to compete and because that’s about as far as graphics can go at this point in time. There’s a limit to graphics, and I believe that when the Wii U launches, we will have hit the bar on graphics for at least 5 years, until 2160p comes out.

  5. Game delays certainly can’t be helping people’s impression of the 3DS.

    There appears to be a few factors here:
    > System cost => Is likely too high for most people and hence low uptake. This results in low
    software sales and heistation from publishers to produce games.

    > 3D affect => Is the main selling point of the system. Unfortuantly due to cost people are
    to their existing DS* systems. Maybe Nintendo should have touted teh graphics
    upgrade in its own right as part of its ad campaigns?

    > Available games => As noted by other Nintendo has not released enough software to get
    people interested. Bigger titles ealry on would have helped get the ball
    rolling and intice other developers to jump on the band

    The fact is it is more enticing to deveopers to produce for the DS* as there is a bigger install base.

    Hopefully releases and sales will pick up. I know there isnt much to pick from here in Australia.

    @GameCollector44 says.

    “There’s a limit to graphics, and I believe that when the Wii U launches, we will have hit the bar on graphics for at least 5 years, until 2160p comes out.”

    It is actually interesting to see how many people really do think that higher resolution means higher quality graphics. This is not the case really. The Wii U could have low res (maybe 720p) and still produce better visual quality than 1080p.

    Why do I say this? Look at a television program on standard definition TV. There is still more detail in such a low resolution scene than in many modern games.

    Nintendo,Sony, MS could fix the resolution at 1080p and focus on rendered scene quality instead. In fact this is probably a good idea. Then we dont need new TVs in 5 or 10 years hehe: D

  6. What’s up with companies delaying 3DS games, people will buy it just bring them out!

  7. Yeah I was going to care, but then I remembered that the MGS HD collection is coming out, and now for sure before this game comes out. Konami won’t care but oh well Nintendo; don’t worry though I’m still getting a 3DS for TotAbyss

  8. the only game i was waiting on this year. next year then. still havent played my 3ds every since release week. 3d paper weight lol

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