Masahiro Sakurai tells IGN that there won’t be a sequel to Kid Icarus: Uprising. My first impulse in response to this news is “nooooo,” but, of course, he’s right. Uprising feels super fresh, and Uprising 2 probably wouldn’t. Besides, there’s still a lifetime of gameplay in store for [Garfield & Friends] as we try to reach the absolute pinnacle of Uprising performance. We’re good now, but we’re not “awed whisper when we arrive on the scene” good.
“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,” Sakurai said about the change in style.”
“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.”
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