It was confirmed just under a month ago that the Metal Gear Solid HD collection would be making its way to the Vita in North America, sans Peace Walker HD. Since then, the 3DS version of Snake Eater, the third entry in the Metal Gear Solid series, has hit store shelves, bringing with it a few features that weren’t present in the original PS2 game, or in the HD remasters on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The question, then: would those alterations make their way into the Vita version of the game?
The answer comes from a Kojima Productions podcast (number 158, to be specific): The version of Snake Eater on the Vita will not include any of the 3DS features, such as crouch-walking and third-person, over-the-shoulder aiming. Ostensibly, this is because the 3DS version was an update, designed to appeal to modern gamers, while the Vita version is a nostalgia trip for longtime series fans. Flimsy justification, that, but Metal Gear Solid 3 remains one of the greatest games of its generation, updates or no.
By Shelby Reiches