A new report has claimed that a popular first-party game released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012 will be remastered for Nintendo Switch in the coming year. Since the Switch launched in 2017, we’ve seen a number of different titles remastered for the console. Generally speaking, most of these remasters (or ports) were associated with games from the Wii U, given that those titles that came on the Switch predecessor never sold very well. And while we may still see more Wii U ports in the future, it looks like Nintendo is now looking to bring back a fan-favorite game from the 3DS era as well.
According to a video game insider who goes by the name of Zippo, a remaster of Kid Icarus: Insurrection is currently in the works for Nintendo Switch. For those who don’t know, Uprising is the most recent entry in the Kid Icarus series since the franchise began in 1986. As mentioned, the game was released over ten years ago, which means that Kid Icarus as a whole has no not been seen or heard of in some time.
This report from Zippo claims that the new Switch version of Kid Icarus: Insurrection is being developed by Bandai Namco and will launch in an indefinite 2023 window. were related to the 3DS and its touch screen.
For the majority, Kid Icarus: Insurrection was incredibly well received when it launched on 3DS. The game has a score of 83/100 on Metacritic from critics, with the title’s fan score being higher at 8.7/10. In short, those who played the game liked it a lot.
The only downside of Uprising is that it never sold very well, which probably led Nintendo to decide to put the Kid Icarus series back on ice after its release. However, with the Switch now having such a massive install base, perhaps Nintendo thinks the game can find a new audience if it were to remaster the title for current-gen hardware.
Assuming this report is accurate, what would you think of the Nintendo remaster Kid Icarus: Insurrection switch? Would you like to get this new version of the game? Let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.