If you are holding out for Metal Gear Solid's legendary super soldier, Solid Snake, to make an appearance in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS, then his creator, Hideo Kojima, might have some bad news for you.
In an interview with Geoff Keighley on Konami's Twitch page, Kojima stated he did not think Solid Snake would be making a guest appearance again like he did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii.
"I'm not working on that game, but I don't think it's likely. If Mr. Sakurai is watching this, hopefully we see Snake."
You would think that if he was in the game, Kojima would know. You would also think that if he was in the game, Kojima would be the first person to cover it up and be the last person to tell us.
Solid Snake was one of two third-party characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the other being SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog. Now that Sonic is returning to the franchise, and he is being joined by Capcom's Mega Man, fans were hoping that Snake would come along for the ride.
However, times have changed since Brawl's release. Kojima and Metal Gear Solid had a short affair with Nintendo back during the Gamecube days with Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes, and that carried over into the Wii generation with Snake's unexpected appearance in Nintendo' fighting seres. Nowadays, he is a total PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC gaming icon, just like every other huge series jumping into the next generation.
Don't say I did't warn you. I would like to see him again, but not at the expense of Captain Falcon, Ness or Wario. Still waiting, Nintendo!