A popular Nintendo 3DS game may be coming to Nintendo Switch soon. Masahiro Sakurai is best known for the Super Smash Bros. series, and that’s partly because that’s all he’s worked on since 2008, with one exception. In 2012, he released as a director Kid Icarus: Revoltthe first match in the Child Icarus ever since Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsterss was released in 1991 via the NES. The third and most recent release in the series, it was notably the only game made by Project Sora before its discontinuation in 2012.
If you were around in 2012 and tapped into Nintendo circles, you know the game was fairly popular. Although the series cannot be compared to that of Zelda and Mario in terms of popularity, it has its fans, and these fans are desperate to see it back. If you are one of these fans, then we have good news for you.
In a new youtube video Sakurai says, “It would definitely be fun to play Kid Icarus: Revolt on a home console. I wonder if anyone out there will ever port it?” This is accompanied by a grin for the camera. If you want to watch the moment for yourself, it’s at the end of the video below:
The million dollar question is whether this is a tease or not. Sakurai has been known to get a little teased here and there, but it’s enough to hook some fans.
“I know damn well I’m not always interested in things Sakurai says or does as hints. But this is pretty blatant of him to say something like that and if the guy wanted to I’m sure he would go straight to the office of Shinya Takahashi can walk and say he wants to remaster Kid Icarus Uprising for the Switch and the project would get the green light on the spot,” reads a comment on the video Reddit. “Plus a good portion of the staff who worked on it Kid Icarus Rebellion would later work on both smash 4 and Ultimate. So it would match this Bandai Namco remake/remaster of a Nintendo they’re working on assuming the crush team does the remaster.
Of course, at this point we only have the video above and the speculation it created. In other words, nothing definitive, so take everything here with a grain of salt. Meanwhile, for more coverage on all things Nintendo – including all the latest Switch news, all the latest Switch rumors and leaks, and all the latest Switch deals – click here or check out the relevant links below:
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