KOnami today shipped Metal Gear Solid3: Snake Eater for the PlayStation 2 to retail stores nationwide. The newest installment in the tactical espionage series takes gamers on an adventure through the jungles of the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War era. Players will assume the role of Snake, embarking on a dangerous solo mission to uncover and destroy a newly created weapon of mass destruction.

"Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is the pinnacle of the MGS series," said Jason Enos, Product Manager for Konami Digital Entertainment – America. "The game contains all the amazing tactical espionage elements fans have come to expect from an MGS game, plus it incorporates new in-depth gameplay features such as close quarters combat (CQC), camo index, food capturing and the cure system, which once again redefines the entire stealth video game genre."

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 for an SRP of $49.99 and rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.