The release of Kid Icarus: Uprising earlier this year reintroduced gamers to a very old series that many may have forgotten about. The game was praised in our review for its fully-voiced cast, insane amount of content, and humorous dialogue. That’s why it saddens us to report that the angelic Pit won’t be returning to star in a new Kid Icarus game anytime soon, according to Uprising producer Masahiro Sakurai.
During an interview between Sakurai and IGN, the question pertaining to whether or not a “rich, lasting universe” offered enough bread and butter to the benefit of “future projects.” The creator of prestigious titles, such as Kirby and Smash Bros., didn’t beat around the bush when addressing the question, and in doing so obliterated the dreams of many hoping to see a follow up to Kid Icarus: Uprising.
“If by ‘lasting universe’ you mean to ask if there’s a sequel, the answer is no.”
Masahiro clarified his decision regarding plans to move away from the Kid Icarus franchise, and while fans who fell in love with the portable revamp will be saddened by the news, his logic for doing so is sound.
“We pushed a lot into the game in order to let people have this short yet deep experience, but the novelty of that would likely grow thin in the next game. For now, my thought is that perhaps we’ll see someone else besides me make another Kid Icarus in another 25 years.”
Now, it should be noted that a Kid Icarus: Uprising sequel isn’t completely off the table, but if it does happen then it probably won’t be coming from Project Sora. The framework for a classic series is there, should Nintendo wish to follow up, but that may not happen for a long time still. So much for that Wii U version we were hoping for.
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