Kid Icarus is a for the that takes place in an ancient Greek setting. In it, the angel Pit must defeat Medusa. Kid Icarus was developed alongside Metroid using the same engine. In fact, both games were produced by designer Gunpei Yokoi. Unlike Metroid, however, Kid Icarus never received a full blown series. It was instead relegated to a single sequel on the Game Boy (Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters), and then over a decade of silence despite a strong cult following. Contrary to popular belief, the main character is not named "Icarus". The title refers to the Greek myth of Icarus, who's wax wings gave him flight. The main character, , can be considered a "Kid Icarus". He, as well other characters, were featured in the cartoon series, .
Kid Icarus, or Pit, is a character in the separate cartoon and comic book continuities of . The two versions of the character share a lot of personality traits and some backstory. He is loosely based on , the protagonist of .
The protagonist of the game, Pit, was included in on the . The game had a sequel titled for the in . There have been rumors that a sequel to the game will be developed for the , though Yoshio Sakamoto has stated that he is not aware of any projects currently underway related to Kid Icarus, but did say that Nintendo would be happy to produce it, but that they would need to find the right way to make it. Also saying that as long as fans want a new game they will try. Pit also appeared in the American animated television series Captain N: The Game Master. A new title, , was finally revealed at E3 2010 to be a launch title for the . is slated for release on the 3DS as well, and may feature camera support, 3D support, or analog support. This release was featured amongst other games from the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES to be released for the 3DS on a tech demo called at E3 2010.