And it wasn't until another trade show event that we finally got some more information about the secret agent spy. A handful of screenshots showing Solid Snake in action managed to make it out from Konami's presentation at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show on September 20. And, expectedly, the next day's SmashBros.com update capitalized on that momentum by finally revealing Snake's official profile.
Snake's moveset is based largely on using explosives. Missiles, grenades, even a rocket launcher and buried mines – if it's military, and it blows up, it's part of Snake's arsenal. His Side + B Special Move is a remote-controlled missile, which you can guide through the air after it's fired. Snake himself remains unguarded and vulnerable while the missile's in flight, though, so beware of enemy sneak attacks. His Neutral B will be a hand grenade, which he can throw forward at three different ranges. He can also just carry it around and have it blow up in his hand if he really wants to.
An unmanned airborne surveillance vehicle called a Cypher is used for Snake's Up + B recovery move. He pulls the propeller-powered, disc-shaped saucer out of nowhere and jets straight up into the sky. He'll likely be able to float back down to earth afterward, as well, in a manner similar to Peach's umbrella boost.
When Solid Snake manages to grab a floating Smash Ball, his Final Smash will be one that's completely unique and perfectly fitting for his character. Snake will crouch to the ground for a moment to make a call for help, then leap high into the air to grab hold of a rope ladder hanging down from the helicopter that swoops in to aid him. Then, from a safe and fully protected vantage point in the foreground of the screen, he'll take up a Grenade Launcher and aim explosive rounds back at his foes still battling it out in the main arena.
Snake is, so far, the only character confirmed to actually leave the active playing field when his Final Smash goes off. Fox hides inside his Landmaster, which is similar in a way, but still not the same – it's just like the hardened mercenary to pull another surprise out of his endless bag of tricks, isn't it?