Nintendo Would "Happily" Make Kid Icarus WiiS

Yoshio Sakamoto, one of the creators behind popular Nintendo platformer Kid Icarus, says Nintendo hasn't ruled out bringing a new title in the series to the Wii, they just haven't yet figured out how to.

"I don't know personally about any project underway regarding Kid Icarus, but if so many of those people are interested in it and really want to see it on the Wii they should really speak up," Sakamoto told Kotaku in an interview today.

Another key to bringing the game to the Wii would be figuring out the best way to implement a new version of the game that would best make use of the Wii's strengths.

"If we can find some sort of way to bring it to the Wii, a way to make the game for the Wii that makes sense, we would happily do so," he said. "But just keep in mind it may not be me making the game."

The original Kid Icarus hit the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, slightly overshadowed by the release of Metroid, which Sakamoto also worked on. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters hit the Gameboy in 1991.

The original game is currently available on the Wii's virtual console.