A franchise like Kid Icarus is a rarity. It is a franchise that has been revived over two decades of hibernation, and it sure came as a surprise.
With the first installment in the Kid Icarus franchise debuting in 1986, and a second Game Boy sequel releasing in 1991, it seemed to be a dead franchise. That is of course until we saw a strange and new character shine in the newest Super Smash Bros. series, Brawl. That character was Pit of Kid Icarus, and I’ll be the first to admit I had no clue who this odd angel character was. Featuring a pretty much dead-franchise character in the fighter was a good clue that we were going to see more of this boy angel, and sure enough we did. This March of 2012 we saw a revolutionary addition to the 3DS software collection with Kid Icarus: Uprising, which revolutionized Pit and the gang of characters themselves as a massively loved and accepted group. Uprising was widely accepted and has top critic reviews, with a solid 84/100 on Metacritic.
Now, you all know this already, seeing as this game was just released a few months ago! (Stealing our hearts along the way, none the less.) But what else can we expect from this “new” edition to the Nintendo-franchise family? Surely with reception this great Nintendo isn’t just going to leave Uprising to be the last installment in the series for 20 years again! Hell, this game definitely takes a top spot on my game charts along with Zelda. We gamers crave more Pit and Pittoo action! And I feel like we can see great Kid Icarus installments for future consoles in the near future, maybe even with different play styles and game modes—who knows? As long as it is still as grasping, friendly, and action-filled as Uprising, I sure as hell know I’ll be shooting and slashing away at the Underworld Army for as long as they keep coming. Maybe a Wii U release? Or some Hades or Pittoo in the next Super Smash Bros.? Anything to fill my bucket for more Kid Icarus will do, Nintendo, so let me know soon with a nice little announcement!
Now that my small rant is over, what do you think? Or even: what do you want? Would you like to see more Kid Icarus, or should it have stayed dead? And even if we all want it, will Nintendo supply? I’d love to know what you think! Comment below!