While it may not have been a key feature of Nintendo’s press conference this week, both Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (we think that’s the name, we get confused) and members of Kojima Productions were at E3 2011 and both had new information offer up!
It may not have been one of Nintendo’s star attractions this year but Konami still revealed plenty of information about the game this month. After launching an E3 2011 trailer for the game last week (embeddded below) we have a better understanding of how the 3DS’s touch screen, gyroscope, 3D visuals and external cameras will feature in the game. We also know that the developers are very good at spelling MGS with lots of seemingly random words. Good going there, guys. Furthermore, it’s also been revealed that the game will utilise a custom 4GB game card, twice the size of other 3DS games. Trust Snake to raise the bar!
Kojima Productions also hinted at the future of the Metal Gear franchise on the handheld in E3 interviews. While Snake Eater is the first game from the series to feature on 3DS, there’s a high chance we could be seeing further iterations hit the dual-screened device. The company won’t reveal any plans at the moment but apparently even Metal Gear Solid 4 was mentioned so it’s worth getting excited about. The developers also refused to comment on the cameo of a certain Nintendo character at the end of the game’s trailer. Easter eggs ahoy!
On the Wii U front, creative producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana said that the company had been approached by Nintendo with the console and were “very much thinking about possibilities with the Wii U”, adding that it was “a very fun system”. While he said it was unlikely that anything would be ready for launch, he did say that “If there are enough people who say they want us to bring something to the Wii U, that also factors into things”.
So Metal Gear fans, if you want to see Snake on Nintendo’s next console get your pens and paper out and be sure to stick with Nintendojo for all the latest reaction and analysis on E3 2011.