Kid Icarus: Uprising was released nine years ago on this day, and Masahiro Sakurai shared a commemorative tweet that also mentions his thoughts on a possible sequel or remake.
Check out the tweet from Sakurai about the Kid Icarus: Uprising anniversary, with our translation below:
— ?? ?? / Masahiro Sakurai (@Sora_Sakurai) March 22, 2021
“Kid Icarus: Uprising launched on this day in 2012!! I’ve received many requests for a sequel or a remake, but it would be difficult…
Pit’s new design was made for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and has been used for spinoff purposes.”
Uprising is the third and latest entry from the Kid Icarus series. The very first Kid Icarus game was released for the Famicom in December 1986. Its sequel, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, followed in November 1991 for the Game Boy. That means fans of the relatively unknown series at the time waited over 20 years for a new entry, so you can see why it was a big deal.
It wasn’t only a big deal for the fans but also a significant project for Nintendo. Former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and Masahiro Sakurai founded Project Sora to develop Kid Icarus: Uprising in 2009, shortly after the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl; however, the company ended up closing its doors shortly after releasing Uprising, making it the only game developed by Project Sora. The game itself was a commercial success, with over a million units sold.
Kid Icarus: Uprising first launched for Nintendo 3DS in Japan on March 22, 2012. The game launched in North America and Europe the day after, on March 23, 2012. We’ve written before why a Kid Icarus: Uprising remake for Nintendo Switch could be a great thing.