Konami announced that players will be able to demo Snake Eater 3DS on the 16th of February. Set your calendars.

From the press release:

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., has announced a playable demo version of its eagerly-awaited METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D for Nintendo 3DS™ will be available as a free download via the Nintendo eShop across North America on February 16th.

    With the full version scheduled to be released in North America on February 21st, 2012, the METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D demo will allow users to experience the immersion of exploring its incredibly detailed jungle setting. The demo showcases the opening segment of the game, with series hero Snake picking a path through the swamps and foliage of a Soviet jungle in search of an imprisoned scientist.

    Players will also be able to experiment with the unique camouflage elements that allow Snake to blend in with his surroundings, and familiarize themselves with the close-quarters combat techniques used to quietly neutralize guards.