"If by 'lasting universe' you mean to ask if there's a sequel, the answer is no," Sakurai flatly told IGN. "We pushed a lot into the game 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 brought back Nintendo's on ice Kid Icarus series with Uprising.
"For now," Sakurai continued, "my thought is that perhaps we'll see someone else besides me make another Kid Icarus in another 25 years." I'm sure that can be arranged.