Masahiro Sakurai, known first and foremost for being the guy behind Nintendo’s “Super Smash Bros.” series of games sat down with the UK arm of IGN (well, they sat down at computers on the other side of the world and emailed each other). One of the main topics of conversation (well, the only one IGN talk about) is Sakurai’s incredibly fun Nintendo 3DS game “Kid Icarus: Uprising“. Sakurai explains that he gave Nintendo of America a lot of leeway with the localisation, saying that they can can change the meaning and content as they please, as long as it’s enjoyable to a native speaker.
When asked about whether or not he would ever return to Pit’s universe though, his answer as “No”. He elaborated his decision by explaining that his team put a lot of work into putting as much as they could into the game and the novelty will wear thin in future games. He then finishes off by stating that maybe in another 25 years, someone else will make another Kid Icarus game.
Personally, I’m not sure what to think of this. I feel that “Kid Icarus: Uprising”‘s story definitely left some holes that a potential sequel could fill up, such as what the deal with Magnus is. I had personally written off the idea of a “Kid Icarus” game for the next few years due to Sakurai working on the upcoming “Super Smash Bros.” instalment at the very least. Will we have to wait as long as another 25 years for a new game though? I doubt it will be that long, but I guess this has made it clear that at least, Sakurai is done with the franchise.