“It sure would be nice to play Kid Icarus: Uprising on a home console. I wonder if someone out there will ever port it?” says Masahiro Sakurai.
Kid Icarus: Rebellion remains widely regarded as one of the best games in the 3DS library, but a decade after its launch, the game has been stuck on the handheld, with fan requests for a Switch port seemingly fell on deaf ears so far. . It seems, however, that could change soon, with Smash Bros. mastermind Masahiro Sakurai – who also directed Kid Icarus: Rebellion – hints at an upcoming remaster.
In a video recently uploaded to Sakurai’s own YouTube channel, Masahiro Sakurai on Game Creation, talking about the 3DS shooter, the developer said, “It would certainly be nice to play Kid Icarus: Uprising on a home console. I wonder if someone out there will ever portray him?” and went on to add a sly smile at the end.
Back in 2018, Sakurai said that a modern port of Kid Icarus: Rebellion It wouldn’t be possible, due to the game’s 3DS-specific design and gameplay. However, recent reports have claimed that a remaster is indeed in development, and Bandai Namco is allegedly working on the project. Job listings have also revealed that Bandai Namco is indeed working on an unannounced remaster of a Nintendo title.