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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
By: Matt C.

Publisher: Konami of America | Developer: Konami of Japan | Genre: Adventure |
Release: November 2004 | # of Players: 1 | Rating: RP

September 30, 2003 Update

During the Tokyo Game Show 2003 in Japan (which took place a couple days ago), Konami showed off some new footage of Snake Eater. In this new trailer (5 minutes long), Snake sneaks thru the jungle, and travels through a cave. As usual, the ending is also quite comical. I suggest that you watch the first trailer before you check this one out. Enjoy.

Metal Gear Solid 3 TGS Trailer (22 MB)

June 25, 2003 Update

You guys have been asking for the full, unedited Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater trailer, so I went ahead and uploaded it for people who haven't seen it yet.

Metal Gear Solid 3 FULL TRAILER (24 MB)

June 5, 2003 Update

Famitsu, a popular publication that American journalists often turn to for Japanese gaming news, recently sat down with Hideo Kojima to discuss Metal Gear Solid 3. In the interview, Kojima-san said that two-thirds of the game will take place in the jungle and in caves, with the rest taking place in man-made structures. He also said that MGS3 takes place in the 1960s, which is at least 40 years (give or take) before Metal Gear Solid 2. Why would Solid Snake have the same mullet after all those years? Then again, Kojima was asked if that was really Solid Snake or his father, Big Boss, in the trailer, but he refused to directly answer the question.

We talked a little about hunting in our previous update, and Kojima give a little more details regarding this new gameplay feature. Apparently, most of the food that the main character encounters is edible, and you can carry it around with you for later consumption, but it will eventually spoil if you wait too long to eat it. Afterall, the jungle is hot and there aren't refrigerators around. In addition, instead of taking a juicy bite out of every snake you find, players can actually use them as weapons.

Metal Gear Solid 3 will have online support, according to Mr. Kojima, but it is still too early to tell what it will offer. However, he did say that players will at least be able to download new camouflage patterns each month to use in the game. As for Metal Gear Online, it simply isn't far enough along to show to the press or public and Kojima said he isn't sure when it will be available.

Other tidbits from the interview includes the ability to break your own leg if you fall too high. Also, the main character will not suddenly change this time around -- you will play as the same person from start to finish. Raiden isn't even alive in the 1960s. Lastly, Metal Gear Solid 3 will support Dolby 5.1 surround sound. More info later.

May 14, 2003 Update

Hideo Kojima, a name that should be familiar to all gamers by now, officially revealed Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater at the Konami E3 press conference yesterday. Game footage was leaked several days in advance, but many were still impressed with the 12 minute trailer that was shown at the event. As usual, Kojima didn't talk too much about the actual storyline or gameplay, but he did mention that Solid Snake will need to hunt for food this time around. If Snake eats a lot of the same animal, he will acquire a positive taste for that specific animal and it will increase his health more than the other food he eats less of. Yes, it certainly sounds weird, but Kojima is known for his unique and somewhat strange concepts.

Kojima-san also said that Snake Eater uses a brand new game engine, because the old engine was not suitable for online gameplay. Finally, Solid Snake will have a few new moves. One of them allows him to hang from objects with one hand and aim his pistol with the other hand -- similar to Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell. Anyway, enjoy the incredible looking screenshots. More info later.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Screenshot Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Screenshot 2 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Screenshot 3

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