1Bass_X0Tue 29th Jun 2010 http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=18390 Smash Bros and Kid Icarus: Uprising developer Masahiro Sakurai has admitted that he considered making a Starfox game for 3DS rather than bringing back Pit for the new handheld.Sakurai was the first person outside of Nintendo to be shown the 3DS and when Nintendo President Satoru Iwata asked him to create a game using a Nintendo franchise, he decided to bring back Kid Icarus after more than 20 years away.However, he told Techland that he nearly chose another famous franchise. "Yes, there actually was one other and that was Starfox. But the problem with Starfox was that-and you'll see this when you see the trailer for Kid Icarus - is that the game design incorporates a lot of different views. For example, flying and shooting sideways or turning around and shooting behind and I felt that there were some restrictions with Starfox in this regard. With Pit, there is a certain amount of flexibility that is allowed and makes a better fit for this gameplay."The last Kid Icarus game was released for NES in 1987 but Sakurai himself revived its star for Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii and this inspired him to make a new Kid Icarus game. "The revival of Kid Icarus actually began in Smash Bros. We brought him back for Smash Bros and I personally did all that design work. We made a decision to upgrade and re-envision what the character was like with some more current trappings. From that time I certainly had an interest in the franchise. Now this time around, the project actually began with an original game idea, and the match seemed to be a good one for the mythology and the character Kid Icarus. So it just so happened that the game idea and the franchise matched in the project then start it from there."Of course a Starfox game is in development for 3DS so we get the best of both worlds. Sakurai working on a new Kid Icarus game and the return of Fox McCloud. What more could you ask for?Given the choice, I'm glad that a more neglected character has been brought back over a character that has only been recently neglected but still has several games in his series.But yay, a new Star Fox game will happen. Edgey, Gumshoe, Godot, Sissel, Larry, then Mia, Franziska, Maggie, Kay and Lynne. I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing happens!