Kid Icarus: Uprising Director Shares Desire for Nintendo Switch Remaster



Masahiro Sakurai, the renowned game director known for his work on the Super Smash Bros. series, has expressed his desire to see Kid Icarus: Uprising, the cult-classic Nintendo 3DS game he directed, brought back on the Nintendo Switch. In a recent video on his "Creating Games" YouTube channel, Sakurai discussed the development process of Kid Icarus: Uprising, diving into its mechanics, systems, and music, and revealing the challenges faced during its troubled development. Despite these difficulties, Sakurai acknowledged that the game became a showcase title for the 3DS. However, he expressed his regret that it was confined to the 3DS platform and suggested that it could have had greater success on the Nintendo Switch.


In a recent video on Sakurai's "Game Creation Insights" YouTube channel, the renowned game director shared insightful details about the development process behind Kid Icarus: Uprising. Sakurai provided in-depth analysis of the game's mechanics, systems, music, and various other aspects, while also shedding light on the challenges faced during its creation. Despite encountering numerous hurdles, Sakurai concluded the video by expressing that Uprising ultimately emerged as a standout title for the Nintendo 3DS. However, he couldn't help but wonder how the game would have fared on a platform like the Nintendo Switch, as he believed it had the potential for even greater success.









"It's a shame that it's only lived on 3DS, as I'd love to play on a bigger screen with smoother graphics, but without a team around to work on it, crafting a follow-up seems difficult," Sakurai stated. While Sakurai would like to see a remastered version of Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Switch, he believes that the likelihood of such a project happening is low, considering the challenges involved in assembling a team to work on it.


Although rumors of a Switch port for Kid Icarus: Uprising have circulated within the past year, Nintendo has not made any official announcements to confirm them. As of now, these rumors should be approached with caution. Nevertheless, there remains a possibility that Nintendo may fulfill Sakurai's wish and make Kid Icarus: Uprising more accessible on a platform that better showcases its strengths. Fans of the game can hold onto hope for a potential future release.

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