Konami announced today that a free demo of Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater will be available to download via the Nintendo eShop on February 16th. Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D is set in the 60s during the Cold War, and sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Russian jungle to bring back a scientist being held captive against his will. Starting on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake's stealth skills along with the foliage and shade that the jungle offers as cover to infiltrate unseen. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before leading up to a dramatic twist that brings Snake face to face with a key figure from his past. Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D will be launched on March 8th, exclusively for 3DS.