Kid Icarus: Uprising has been successful in both Japan and here in the US. Therefore, it’s only natural to suspect the franchise will join the ranks of Metroid, Zelda, and Mario as staples of Nintendo software, right? Apparently, not.
Masahiro Sakurai has expressed in an interview with IGN, that has he has no interest on working on another Kid Icarus project anytime soon. Perhaps, the Kirby and Smash Bros. creator would rather see it in another person’s hands. Sakurai gave his reason for not continuing the franchise at this point in time.
“because we pushed a lot into the game in order to let people have this short yet deep experience, but the novelty of that would likely grow thin in the next game. For now, my thought is that perhaps we’ll see someone else besides me make another Kid Icarus in another 25 years.”
That is a big blow to Uprising fans. However, not all hope may be lost. With the efforts of Operation Rainfall bearing fruit in the release of some much-needed high caliber RPGs for the Wii, maybe a similar letter writing campaign can bring about a sequel for this beloved game. You never know.