Microsoft owns Rare, so there’s little hope we’ll see any of their development work arrive on the Wii U. But considering Microsoft doesn’t have a dedicated handheld platform, there is still a chance that Rare will have the chance to work on something for the 3DS. They were allowed to develop Diddy Kong Racing and Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise for the DS, after all. For the time being though, this is the official statement:
No 3DS plans have been announced, and I’ve heard nothing along those lines, though of course that’s not an outright denial as there are bound to be all sorts of things going on at a high management level that most of us know nothing about (and, conversely, things we do hear that are apparently not true at all – those personal hovercrafts are taking far longer than expected). So that’s the best you’ll get for now. Thanks for the reminder to nick my son’s 3DS and have a stab at Kid Icarus though.