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Nov 232022

Some 3DS games have made the jump to other platforms, but a lot have not.

One often-requested title is Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Kid Icarus: Uprising was a 3D action game directed by Masahiro Sakurai and released for the 3DS in 2012, and the first new entry in the Kid Icarus series in 21 years. Since then, the series has gone silent again, with no sign of a sequel.

I played Kid Icarus: Uprising and found it to be pretty fun. The controls took some getting used to, but I enjoyed it (and I still use the 3DS stand it came with). So like many fans, I’d be happy to see more from Kid Icarus.

Well, in his latest video, Sakurai talks about Kid Icarus: Uprising and ends by saying, “It sure would be nice to play Kid Icarus: Uprising on a home console. I wonder if someone out there will ever port it?” while smiling. This has caused a lot of speculation that he might be teasing an upcoming Kid Icarus: Uprising port.

One thing that makes this comment stand out is that it’s different from things he’s said in the past. In 2018, Sakurai mentioned that fans had been asking about a modern port of Kid Icarus: Uprising, but stated, “I don’t think this will be possible.” Just last year, he again acknowledged the requests for a port on its anniversary, but suggested it would be difficult enough to be unlikely.

So to instead say a home console version would be nice and wonder if anyone will port it makes it sound much more plausible, like it’s an actual possibility now.

What do you think? Was Sakurai teasing a Kid Icarus: Uprising port or remaster?

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  4 Responses to “Will Kid Icarus: Uprising Be Ported or Remastered?”

  1. I don’t think he’s in charge of this sort of thing, so I wouldn’t look into it.

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