Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D Announced for Nintendo 3DS, First Screenshots Included

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Konami revealed a new Metal Gear Solid game for the Nintendo 3DS on its E3 website today. The game appears to be a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which was released 2004 for the PlayStation 2. The 3DS version is titled Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D and is developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. Included with the announcement is the first batch of screenshots from the game.

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    June 15, 2010 1:58 PM

    Thats pretty big.

    I don't see how that large game can fit on a cartridge. I assume not the full game.

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      June 15, 2010 2:04 PM

      They can easily reduce poly count and scale down textures. Probably also reduce audio sample rate, etc. to save on room. Besides, there wasn't a lot of spec on if the carts for the 3DS are new tech or even extension of the current formfactor.

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        June 15, 2010 2:14 PM

        its quite easy to do actually, you forget that SD cards can easily do 32GB+

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      June 15, 2010 2:14 PM

      A 4GB SD card is like ten bucks. And that's the single-unit consumer price for writeable storage. I guess if you bulk order a few hundred thousand read-only ones 4-8GB or so should be doable by the time the 3DS ships. Now consider the lower screen resolution and the lack of 5.1 sound etc. and even dual DVD PS2 games should fit just fine.

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        June 15, 2010 4:45 PM

        We've made big strides in cartridge technology since the N64 days. While it still might not be as cheap as optical formats, it's more feasible now. I was actually hoping for MGS 2 first, considering Twin Snakes was the last one.