Is Snake trying to avoid us? Recently a "playable" version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the Nintendo 3DS showed up at E3. However, reports from 1up.com have said that it was not up to par with what a Kojima game should be. This is most likely the reason behind Konami's recent announcement of pushing the remake back until 2012. Unfortunately, there is no specific date for release yet.
One can take this in the positive light though. Konami did not say anything else about the port. It will definitely allow for more development time to perfect the port and perhaps some more extras for the fans! Granted it there still needs to be more 3DS system sales, so Konami could be using this as a more time for the system to sell before they release the game. That and hopefully Starfox 3DS will hold us over until we have more information.