Kid Icarus: Uprising Sequel Quashed
The revived series, created by Masahiro Sakurai, will not continue as the Uprising universe was not built for sequels.
‘If by ‘lasting universe’ you mean to ask if there’s a sequel, the answer is no,’ Sakurai claimed in a recent interview. ‘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.’
Sakurai exclaimed his happiness with the most recent game;
‘No matter how much you change a game’s genre and whatnot for the times, it’s vital you never lose your respect for the original game. With the first Kid Icarus, it’s not a serious adventure – it has a more humorous bent to it, one you don’t see in the original Legend of Zelda and Metroid that came out that generation.’
‘To embody that in a modern style, we made efforts not to have it seem like a run-of-the-mill battle – the story flow is really daring and unfolds in crazy ways that don’t pay too much attention to the setting.’
Sakurai is now working on the new Wii U title Super Smash Bros that he has worked on since the N64.