Kid Icarus: Uprising director not on board for sequel

By Brenna Hillier
10 May 2012 07:45 GMT

Nintendo powerhouse Masahiro Sakurai isn’t interested in producing a sequel for recent 3DS release Kid Icarus Uprising.

IGN asked the Smash Bros and Kirby creator whether Kid Icarus: Uprising had been built with a franchise in mind.

“If you mean to ask if there’s a sequel, the answer is no, because we pushed a lot into the game in order to let people have this short yet deep experience,” Sakurai said.

“But the novelty of that would likely grow thin in the next game.”

Sakurai added that another director might take the helm of a new Kid Icarus game “in another 25 years”, and said he expects some of the same feeling to flow through and successors.

“No matter how much you change a game’s genre and whatnot for the times, I think it’s vital you never lose your respect for the original game,” he explained.

“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.”

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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