Kid Icarus: Uprising is currently $15 at Best Buy as part of their “Deal of the Day.”
The game is easily one of the best on the 3DS and now there’s practically no excuse to not pick it up. I mean, the soundtrack alone easily reason enough to get it and it beats shelling out more than $50 for the three-disc OST.
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Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Card collectors will be able to get Series 2 card packs at Nintendo events starting this summer.
The new set introduces location cards which, when used with two battling cards, creates an arena for dueling.
The Series 2 cards were actually given out early for at Comic-Con, but the general public will be able to get them starting tomorrow at the Nintendo World Store in New York.
The New York events take place every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
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The Figma wizard must’ve gotten to Pit and his anti-hero counterpart because they’re both getting turned into Figmas.
The popular line of figures from Max Factory will addKid Icarus: Uprising’s stars to its roster.
A prototype model was on display at last weekend’s Wonder Festival in Tokyo.
These two won’t be the first Nintendo characters to receive the Figma treatment. Earlier this year, the company unveiled figures for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword‘s Link and Metroid: Other M’s Samus.
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Masahiro Sakurai’s studio is gone. After releasing their only game, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Project Sora has shut down operations.
According to a message on the Project Sora website, the studio closed down on June 30. The website will be taken down on July 31.
Nintendo owned 72 percent of the company. Several third parties, including Sakurai’s other studio Sora Ltd., owned the rest.
[Edit: The closure shouldn't come as a surprise. Project Sora was formed specifically for Uprising's development. It was supposed to be dissolved afterwards.]
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KidIcarus: UprisingIdol Cards are now available at several U.K. retailers.
According to the packaging, there are a total of 404 AR cards to collect.
With the starter set, which includes a collector’s binder, costing £5.99 and six-card booster packs going for £1.50 a pop, it seems like quite a bit of money to sink into filling out a collection you’ll likely play around with on your 3DS and quickly abandon.
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Kid Icarus: Uprising had one of my favorite game soundtracks this year. So, it was a pleasant surprise to wake up and hear that it would be getting a CD release in Japan.
A listing for the soundtrack set recently popped up on Amazon.co.jp, sporting a price of ¥3,570 (≈$44 USD). It’s set to come out on August 21.
The product description (Google Translate):
Was recorded all the music that was used was released in March 2012, to “Kid Icarus” New software for the Nintendo 3DS, “Original Soundtrack New Kid Icarus”.
Specification and luxurious digipak sleeve case + This work brought together senior writer ultra-luxury, some packages, making it 3-Disc CD version and just save. ※ Since the initial award subject to availability, order early!
I remember hearing this line while playing (and, well, trying to not die), but for some reason I didn’t make the connection until it was pointed out in this video. Sure, it could be a huge coincidence, but it fits suspiciously well.
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To push Kid Icarus: Uprising‘s multiplayer features, Nintendo of America has created Kid Icarus: Uprising Multiplayer Battle Day – a day for fans to hop online or meet up with others locally to play some multiplayer and swap weapon gems.
Nintendo has set up a page on meetup.com to help people organize their own get-togethers. The 20 groups with the most participants will get some special Kid Icarus: Uprising swag, including T-shirts and AR cards.
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All of the Kid Icarus: Uprising anime shorts are getting another run on the Nintendo Video channel. Like when they first aired, each episode will be released one at a time.
Frankly, I don’t know why Nintendo just doesn’t offer these shorts in the eShop. I’d gladly pay to have Shaft and Studio 4°C’s shorts saved on the 3DS. Production I.G.’s? Ehhhh, not so much.No comments
The latest issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream comes with a brand new type of Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Idol Card. Until recently, cards have only come in two varieties: characters and weapons. But now Nintendo is introducing Stage cards, which add a stylized battlefield on which your pint-sized Idols can beat each other senseless.
Unlike other Idol Cards, Stage cards are activated by pointing at two cards that are already engaged in battle, like in the picture above. Of course, they can still be viewed individually.
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