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Hideo Kojima has just finished checking the E3 2011 demo for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D – a a playable taster that will include gyro controls.
As reported by andriasang Koijma Tweeted yesterday to announce his progress:
“I at last crossed the suspension bridge using the gyro controls,” he wrote, adding a pic which provides a tantalising glimpse of the game in action.
Kojima subsequently revealed that the touchscreen can be used for switching weapons. It will now also be possible for Snake to move whilst crouching.
Snake Eater 3D producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana will be attending next week’s expo, but Kojima himself won’t be there.
I suspect I’m not alone in saying that I’m really looking forward to this one. I’m not sure about the idea of gyro-based controls, but the game itself is exactly the kind of thing the 3DS badly needs.
Last month Kojima used Twitter to lament a meaningless year spent working on something that he’d “prepared minutely”. Many people took this to be news of a cancellation, though further details have yet to be revealed. It would have been a major surprise if Snake Eater 3D had turned out to be the affected project, but it’s still good to have confirmation that the game is alive and well.