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Snake is a playable character in the fighting video game, M.U.G.E.N Trilogy. He was confirmed along with the other characters who appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on March 20, 2015. Yoji Shinkawa (Japanese) and David Hayter (English) provide the role as Snake in this fighting game.

Description

Metal Gear franchise creator, Hideo Kojima, started off his franchise with the first Metal Gear for the MSX2 computer in 1987, as a pastiche of high-profile action movies at the time, such as Lethal Weapon and Escape from New York. Kojima's main character for the game, codenamed Solid Snake, was likewise inspired by the heroes from those action movies, such as Kyle Reese (played by Michael Biehn) from The Terminator, whom Snake's first portrait was based on. Snake's name, in fact, was derived from Escape from New York's main character, Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). When Metal Gear was ported to the NES, it sold well enough that Snake subsequently appeared in the sequel, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. The character underwent an eight-year hiatus, until the release of the seminal Metal Gear Solid for Sony PlayStation in 1998, which fully established Solid Snake in his more popular, modern-day character design, which was made by artist, Yoji Shinkawa (see his above artwork). Shinkawa's Snake design features a dark grey bandanna, a consistent "sneaking suit", and the effective voicework of Akio Ōtsuka for Japanese versions and David Hayter for English versions of Metal Gear games as Snake's defining aspects. Metal Gear Solid proved to be a huge success, as it would skyrocket the stealth genre to popular heights in gaming, and the game and its sequels are considered to be among the greatest games of all time.

How to Unlock

Use Snake's Super Smash Bros. amiibo or scan Snake's AR Icon from the M.U.G.E.N Trilogy website.

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