Apparently, it’s not enough to get Solid Snake in High Definition. We also need him in 3D. While many of you have been reminicising fighting fat dudes on rollerblades on Big Shell, Konami have been making the final preparations to bring Snake’s anaconda eating jungle journey to 3DS. While we still have to wait until March 8th to get the boxed copy in our hands, Nintendo are giving us a little something to make the wait go quicker.
This week on the 3DS eShop, you can download a demo of Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater. Players will get the opportunity to play as Naked Snake (who is not really naked at all) in the Russian Jungle as part of a top secret covert mission. While the game makes effective use of camouflage and allows you to hide in cardboard boxes (which wouldn’t look circumspect in the middle of a jungle AT ALL) you can also use CQC or choose from an ensemble of weaponry if you don’t fancy being stealthy. MGS3 is considered one of the all-time great games, and this is the first time players can play it in 3D, as well as experience it on a handheld.
In addition to MGS3, you will also be able to download Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. This Gameboy classic gave players a chance to play as Wario for the first time ever, pitting him against Mario. While Wario doesn’t have a nifty racoon suit, he can transform himself into a Bull and even a Dragon! Nords of Skyrim, beware. Wario Land is part of the 3DS Virtual Console Range and will sell for £3.60
GO Series: Undead Storm from Gamebridge will also make an appearance for DSiWare. Zombie-lovers will have a great time playing solo or with a friend, blasting their way through hordes of the undead in hospitals and chemical plants. You can pick this up for £1.80 this Thursday.
Finally, younger players will be able to work out maths problems with Freddy the Vampire (anyone remember when he was a frog?) in Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 4. The problems will be appropriate for the current curriculum, and will feature hints and tips along the way. This one sells for £4.50