The Future of Kid Icarus

June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Kid Icarus was originally released in Japan in 1986, and then in North America and Europe in 1987. It was apparently a great hit, but I wasn’t alive back then. It set high standards for other NES titles to try to match.

Next came along Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters. 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe. It’s strange how back in the old days games came out in different years in different countries. This was the last Kid Icarus game in twenty years.

Coming in August, according to rumor, is the third game in the series, Kid Icarus: Uprising. Before you get all excited, that image is a fan-made front cover, not the official cover. You can see the full version here.

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But the real question is, what comes next? If Uprising is successful, which is no doubt will be, will there be a sequel? Will it be on the 3DS again, or on the Wii? How about the new upcoming Nintendo system, codenamed Project Cafe?

A few months back I posted a fan-made trailer I found for a Kid Icarus Wii, but do we dare hope it will ever exist in one form or another?

There are rumors that the next Super Smash Bros. game will be announced at E3 2010. Will Pit be returning? Will other elements, such as stages, assist trophies, et cetera be in the game? Will the game actually be announced at all?

What do you guys think? Do you think there is a whole new future for Kid Icarus, now that this old series is being reopened? Post a comment below and see what other people think. I think this series may last a long time.


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