Did you enjoy Kid Icarus: Uprising? You should have, it's a pretty sweet game. You might want to make it last, though. According to the game's director, Masahiro Sakurai, Kid Icarus: Uprising isn't likely getting a sequel.
"[W]e pushed a lot into [Kid Icarus: Uprising] in order to let people have this short yet deep experience, but the novelty of that would likely grow thin in the next game," Sakurai told IGN in an email interview. "For now, my thought is that perhaps we'll see someone else besides me make another Kid Icarus in another 25 years."
It doesn't mean we won't see the Kid around for another 25 years, mind: it just means that we probably won't see another game quite like Uprising, and Sakurai probably won't be at the helm. Either way, it doesn't seem like Pit is destined to show up as often as Mario or Link.
IGN's interview also features some very interesting insight into Uprising's localization. Sakurai's primary concern was that English-speaking audiences be entertained by the game's dialogue. "The Japanese version is definitely very comedic too," he said. "It's something that takes advantage of the nuances of Japanese conversation, and not all of it works directly in English. We had NOA handle the localization, and I told them to change the meaning and content as much as they want - that I wanted conversations that sound natural and enjoyable to a native speaker."
Given that the funny and clever script for Uprising is definitely one of the game's strong points, it's safe to say that the localization team delivered on Sakurai's wishes.
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