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Kid Icarus: Uprising creator wants a new console port for the 3DS game

It looks like Smash Bros. and Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai hinting that another of his games, 2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising For the Nintendo 3DS, it is destined to be a modern port for home consoles.

The latest episode of the Sakurai series is pretty much on YouTube Kid Icarus: Uprising, and that game’s risk-reward difficulty mechanic, The Fiend’s Cauldron. In the video, Sakurai explains the design process behind The Fiend’s Cauldron, which allows players to adapt uprisingDifficulty using the slider, allowing them to trade “density” for better rewards. Not all games need this kind of difficulty system, he argued, but The Fiend’s Cauldron allowed players to present themselves to a personal challenge that didn’t make them feel bad for choosing Easy Mode.

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At the end of the video, Sakurai says, “It sure would be nice to play Kid Icarus: Uprising on a home console. I wonder if someone will pass it on? “

surely Will be It’s nice to have that option, given that Kid Icarus: Uprising is a great game that should be played by more people, thus exposing more people to Eggplant Wizards, Specknoses, and Komaytos. Plus, the Nintendo Switch has sold 114 million units to date, nearly 40 million more than the 3DS did, so there’s a much larger audience for it now.

uprising It was also hampered by its control scheme, which required controlling protagonist Pit with the 3DS’s left analog stick and the system’s touch screen. It was embarrassing enough that Nintendo included a plastic support stand with physical copies of the game to make gaming sessions more comfortable. Nintendo Switch, with its dual analogue controllers, gyroscopic steering, and a larger set of buttons, can control Kid Icarus: Uprising breeze.

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And it’s possible one of them might be doing it now, based on three job listings discovered earlier this year. Developer publisher Bandai Namco, who has been involved in the development of several Nintendo games in the Super Smash Bros. and Mario sports series, has been hiring for positions on the Nintendo-contracted 3D action game billed as a remaster/remake. Due to the previous working relationship between Sakurai and Bandy Namco, a joint update of Kid Icarus: Uprising It could be in the cards.

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Nintendo made no such announcement, and fans of Pit and Palutena will have to see if Sakurai’s mischievous suggestion that Kid Icarus should return is more than that.

Origin, 8 bits Kid Icarus Playable on Switch as part of the Nintendo Entertainment System for Nintendo Switch Online library.

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