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Hideo Kojima wants to see Snake return to Smash Bros.

But admits that it probably won't happen

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima might have spent most of yesterday's Twitch Q&A responding to questions about his new game, but there was time for a quick reference to the stealth suit-wearing elephant in the Nintendo room - will Solid Snake return to Smash Bros. this year?

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Sadly the answer appears to be no: "I'm not working on that game so I don't know, but I don't think that's likely", explained Kojima. That said, he certainly doesn't seem to be against the idea, saying, "Well if Mr. Sakurai is watching this, please use Snake."

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  1. nukuleardawg Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 10:08

    Oh Glob! Please Sakurai please use snake again! I didnt think konami would of allowed it, but if kojima says use him then use him. !

  2. Balladeer Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 10:20

    And to provide a counterpoint: please don't use him. Not only does his grim military character not fit at all in the dayglo universe of Smash, being more "realistic" than your Samuses and Links, but the franchise really doesn't feel like it has any links (different kind) with Nintendo any more. The new games come out on both other pillars, while Nintendo consoles occasionally get ports of long-since released MGS games. It wasn't like he was a big part of Nintendo history when his games were on Nintendo consoles anyway.

    I really liked playing as him in Brawl - big punchy weaponry, a significantly different playing style to most. But he really doesn't gel with the rest of the game. Let him go, and free up a slot for a more Nintendo-ish character.

  3. Maxz Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 10:57

    And to provide a counterpoint: please don't use him. Not only does his grim military character not fit at all in the dayglo universe of Smash, being more "realistic" than your Samuses and Links, but the franchise really doesn't feel like it has any links (different kind) with Nintendo any more. The new games come out on both other pillars, while Nintendo consoles occasionally get ports of long-since released MGS games. It wasn't like he was a big part of Nintendo history when his games were on Nintendo consoles anyway.

    I really liked playing as him in Brawl - big punchy weaponry, a significantly different playing style to most. But he really doesn't gel with the rest of the game. Let him go, and free up a slot for a more Nintendo-ish character.

    I don't really have a lot to add to this. I felt he stuck out like a sore thumb in Brawl. Mario, Sonic and Mega Man seem like a much more harmonious trio.

  4. Chaos Zero Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 11:16

    While I'm not a huge fan of Snake or Metal Gear Solid, I wouldn't mind seeing him come back. Seeing him fight the likes of Link or Pikachu and crawling around Delfino Plaza and Green Greens was just hilarious because it was such a weird juxtaposition. Plus, the series is all about us living out childhood fantasies that otherwise wouldn't be possible like Mario VS Sonic or Samus VS Megaman. I think that's reason enough for Snake to return

  5. Rocco Maggiore Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 12:50

    Geno And Mallow are completely untapped with full move sets from "Mario RPG Legend of The Seven Stars" SNES...

    They would be crazy easy to put into the game and would each have their own move list that would flow proper for the character they each are representing.

  6. Rocco Maggiore Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 13:22

    They should regress in some of the game physics back to the way melee was.

    They should make sonic the speed Fox was or a little faster --

    --(They had the Mario and Sonic; Olympic games... There is no reason to slow down the entire game roaster to make another character faster; it really hurt Gano.)

    Scrap Wolf, the whole reason they scraped Pichu, Roy, and Dr.Mario was to avoid multiples of the same character. Wolf is not needed.

    Maybe trade out or add the starting 3 pokemon from Red & Blue to the 3 from Gold and Silver...

    When fighting the amazing Kirby team, you should be fighting Kirby's using the powers from the 1993 nintendo release.

    Hammerin Harry, would be a good addiction...
    Mallow and Geno from Mario RPG legend of the 7 stars; would be a great addiction...
    Bonk or Toki would be good addictions.
    Finn and Jake from the Adventure Time game on the DS would fit amazing. I'd even use most of the same movelist that they used for that game. They would be better than the ice climbers and be able to fight Link on a very competitive scale.

    If I had a real say in the game development. That would be the difference between the game being a great game and it being a masterpiece.

  7. HUMANOIDCX Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 16:44

    :mrgreen: PLEASE!!! MR SAKURAI, we need snake back in the fight. i don´t care what others say if they don´t like snake in smash, but snake is important of generations when he was in nintendo before, please don´t let him down. megaman & sonic are in smash, why not snake?. he may be realistic character, but ITS AWESOME having a realistic character in smash bros.If it´s complicated his skills of the attacks, you can change it if you want, although your the greatest creator of smash bros. please sakurai, i would like to see snake in smash bros again, and see him fight against sonic ,megaman including little mac. THANKS & GOOD LUCK MR SAKURAI. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FUTURE.

  8. SupaWaluigi Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 17:38

    If not Snake in Smash Bros, then maybe Kojima can show some love for the WiiU with a new Metal Gear game? Please? Of course, after the whole Metal Gear Solid V thing. Take your time, Kojima...

  9. DaleBiederbeck Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 19:21

    I see no reason why Snake shouldn't return. I mean, if Lucario can make a comeback anyone could.

  10. imbusydoctorwho Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 23:04

    I'd say bring Snake back, he was quite a unique character in the game.

  11. TravelHobo Friday 14th Mar 2014 at 23:55

    When it comes to third party characters in Smash Bros., I'm not typically in favour, but am perfectly fine with them if they're limited in number and justify their spot. Sonic, with his sizable role in Nintendo's history as being their big rival, is a no-brainer for inclusion, whilst Mega Man is so associated with the NES he might as well be a Nintendo character. What's more, they both represent publishing studios that have had big roles in Nintendo's past.

    Then there's Snake. He's never been particularly associated with Nintendo and, if Konami were to contribute a character, you'd think it'd be Simon Belmont or something. But I'm cool with him anyway and would like to see him return, as he in my mind, fills the "random" third-party slot, someone just thrown in because. I would never like to see more than one of these and, if it's going to be anyone, it might as well be Snake, because his clashing with the rest of the game's cast and ethos is funny.

  12. DaleBiederbeck Saturday 15th Mar 2014 at 02:40

    When it comes to third party characters in Smash Bros., I'm not typically in favour, but am perfectly fine with them if they're limited in number and justify their spot. Sonic, with his sizable role in Nintendo's history as being their big rival, is a no-brainer for inclusion, whilst Mega Man is so associated with the NES he might as well be a Nintendo character. What's more, they both represent publishing studios that have had big roles in Nintendo's past.

    Then there's Snake. He's never been particularly associated with Nintendo and, if Konami were to contribute a character, you'd think it'd be Simon Belmont or something. But I'm cool with him anyway and would like to see him return, as he in my mind, fills the "random" third-party slot, someone just thrown in because. I would never like to see more than one of these and, if it's going to be anyone, it might as well be Snake, because his clashing with the rest of the game's cast and ethos is funny.


    Snake was on Nintendo's consoles before he was on Sony's.

  13. LavaTwilight Saturday 15th Mar 2014 at 09:59

    I hope Snake doesn't return. He was a great character and I loved using him... often. But he was great in Brawl and I think it should just stay that way. Gracefully step aside and let someone else take the limelight.

    Like Pacman lol. :lol:

  14. MD-1500 Saturday 15th Mar 2014 at 15:47

    And to provide a counterpoint: please don't use him. Not only does his grim military character not fit at all in the dayglo universe of Smash, being more "realistic" than your Samuses and Links, but the franchise really doesn't feel like it has any links (different kind) with Nintendo any more. The new games come out on both other pillars, while Nintendo consoles occasionally get ports of long-since released MGS games. It wasn't like he was a big part of Nintendo history when his games were on Nintendo consoles anyway.

    I really liked playing as him in Brawl - big punchy weaponry, a significantly different playing style to most. But he really doesn't gel with the rest of the game. Let him go, and free up a slot for a more Nintendo-ish character.

    Basically, this. And I don't see why Sakurai should waste a space to promote Kojima's games, when Kojima avoids Nintendo platforms like the plague.

  15. Luke Ario Saturday 15th Mar 2014 at 16:59

    No, he doesn't fit with the colour and brightness of Nintendo. I love Halo but even if it had appeared on a Nintendo console I wouldn't want Master Chief in Smash Bros.

  16. Luke Ario Saturday 15th Mar 2014 at 17:02

    I see no reason why Snake shouldn't return. I mean, if Lucario can make a comeback anyone could.

    Comparing a Pokemon who, let's be honest, is quite popular and a character who was once a tiny part of Nintendo's history and probably won't be returning again any time soon to a Nintendo format is not exactly the best way of arguing your case.

  17. DaleBiederbeck Saturday 15th Mar 2014 at 17:55

    I see no reason why Snake shouldn't return. I mean, if Lucario can make a comeback anyone could.

    Comparing a Pokemon who, let's be honest, is quite popular and a character who was once a tiny part of Nintendo's history and probably won't be returning again any time soon to a Nintendo format is not exactly the best way of arguing your case.


    I was making a joke at the unnecessary return of an easily replaceable character. There's really no reason why Lucario should come back. He can easily be replaced with an X and Y Pokemon and it would make more sense anyway.

  18. Luke Ario Sunday 16th Mar 2014 at 13:25

    Comparing a Pokemon who, let's be honest, is quite popular and a character who was once a tiny part of Nintendo's history and probably won't be returning again any time soon to a Nintendo format is not exactly the best way of arguing your case.


    I was making a joke at the unnecessary return of an easily replaceable character. There's really no reason why Lucario should come back. He can easily be replaced with an X and Y Pokemon and it would make more sense anyway.

    Such as? His body shape and relevance to the series is much more fitting than most Pokémon. His Mega Evolutions make him relevant to this generation. Only Mewtwo would be more fitting, and that will probably appear as well.

  19. TravelHobo Sunday 16th Mar 2014 at 15:46

    Snake was on Nintendo's consoles before he was on Sony's.


    True, but he was on the MSX before the NES, and when he did turn up on Nintendo it was with a dodgy port of the original and an unofficial sequel.

  20. Fox MattCloud Monday 17th Mar 2014 at 10:19

    So Kojima wants Snake back in Smash Bros.? Well in return, how about Kojima gives the Wii U some love by giving us a Metal Gear game? There hasn't been a Metal Gear game on a Nintendo platform (excluding handhelds) since Twin Snakes and i for one think that the Gamepad could be of great use for one on the Wii U.

  21. E123-Fawful Monday 17th Mar 2014 at 13:48

    So Kojima wants Snake back in Smash Bros.? Well in return, how about Kojima gives the Wii U some love by giving us a Metal Gear game? There hasn't been a Metal Gear game on a Nintendo platform (excluding handhelds) since Twin Snakes and i for one think that the Gamepad could be of great use for one on the Wii U.

    Snake Eater 3d a few years ago. But yeah. A Metal Gear game on the Wii U would be great.

  22. OrangeRakoon Monday 17th Mar 2014 at 18:09

    Snake will appear as a DLC character a year after release just so he can use the line 'kept you waiting, huh?' in the DLC reveal trailer.

  23. laughingjumpman Monday 17th Mar 2014 at 19:39

    It's interesting to see a few people feel he shouldn't return as they didn't like the way he didn't gel with the kinds of characters that populate the rest of the roster, as for me it was that contrast that added to the fun.

    So I'd definitely be happy to have him return, especially as I quite enjoyed playing as him too.

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