Masahiro Sakurai, best known as creator of the Super Smash Bros. and Kirby franchises, recently celebrated an anniversary by tweeting “2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising released today!!” along with acknowledgement of requests for remakes of the title and sequels from fans. The respected game designer mentioned that creating such things would be challenging by simply saying “We have received many requests for sequels and remakes, but it will be difficult … The new design of the pit is a spin-off of the one made with “Smash Bros. X”.
Sakurai is known for working incredibly hard on the projects he’s assigned to create – Smash Bros. being the most prolific – so who knows where his talents will be spent when the all-star brawler franchise wraps up for good. But back in 2018, he mentioned that a modern port for ‘Uprising would be very unlikely, but perhaps a Kid Icarus title designed solely for Switch would be more in the realms of possibilty.