Japanese arcades have always been years ahead of American ones, so it's no surprise that Metal Gear Arcade is going to get some of the hottest peripherals to date.
Konami just released a trailer at Japan's AOU Expo, where all the newest arcade games and technology are revealed. The upcoming game, Metal Gear Arcade, will allow players to jump into the body of Snake or one of his comrades and partake in gunfights, explosions, and hiding under cardboard boxes.
Billed as "Tactical Online Action," Arcade offers gamers something new in the way of peripherals - a pair of 3D glasses and a gun controller. In addition to giving you a 3D perspective, the glasses have a few other handy features, such as a head tracking system, that makes your character look where you look, a microphone for voice chat, and a speaker system that surrounds your head for greater immersion into the gaming experience.
Will we see this game hitting stateside? It's hard to tell. While the Metal Gear franchise is certainly popular, arcades aren't nearly as prevalent in America. This technology may not leave Japan for quite some time, but who knows? In a few years, we might be able to pick up our guns and join the battle with Solid Snake, as portrayed by the ten-year-old who managed to grab the character before you.