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[edit] Game Info

Some 25 years after the original Kid Icarus game for NES captured the hearts and imaginations of gamers worldwide, Kid Icarus: Uprising brings the action and adventure of this beloved series to new heights – and new visual dimensions – on the Nintendo 3DS system. The dark goddess Medusa and her Underworld Army have returned, and they’ve got their sights set on the heroic angel Pit. With the aid of Palutena, goddess of light and guardian of the human race, Pit must fend off this malevolent threat. The richly immersive graphics of the Nintendo 3DS system offer incredible depth as Pit battles enemies by air and by land.

[edit] Features

  • Designed by Masashiro Sakurai – creator of Kirby and Super Smash Bros. – Kid Icarus: Uprising is an epic, action-packed odyssey that unfolds with stunning 3D visuals. The game also includes fully-voiced levels and an amazing soundtrack.
  • Each Chapter delivers nonstop action and is broken up into two sections: Air Battle and Land Battle. In Air Battle the action unfolds like a dynamic guided shooter. When Pit is facing enemies in Land Battle, the game play handles more like a third-person shooter.
  • Collect different weapons and learn the unique characteristics of each weapon type as you determine which weapon is best suited for each battle.
  • Experience an innovative take on multiplayer battles in Light vs. Dark, as two teams battle on land whittling away at the other team’s health meter each time a team member is defeated. The team battle then changes to a man-hunt once one team’s meter is emptied. The opposing team must target the other team’s lone angel to win the match.
  • The game includes AR Card compatibility. Using the built-in 3D camera on the Nintendo 3DS system, the game recognizes countless specially designed AR Cards, with animated game characters popping up in 3D on the game screen and even battling each other when two cards face off.
  • The game’s simple, intuitive play control has players hold the system in their left hand, while the right hand uses the stylus on the touch screen for targeting. The controls are simple enough to be grasped quickly, but offer layers of depth and strategy for advanced maneuvers.

This game is also known as Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami in Japan.


Kid Icarus: Uprising studio Project Sora shuttered

No changes announced yet regarding Masahiro Sakurai's involvement in new Smash Bros. projects

Jul 11, 2012, by Leo Chan | 3 comments
Media Create: Kid Icarus 3DS revival tops Japanese weekly sales charts

Uplifting reception for Uprising

Mar 28, 2012, by Leo Chan | 4 comments
Sora's Sakurai talks Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer & weapons

Sow the seeds of destruction both online and off with Uprising's weapon and fusion systems

Feb 22, 2012, by Leo Chan | 1 comment
Kid Icarus: Uprising trailer details Fiend's Cauldron mode

Earn better loot by increasing difficulty

Feb 01, 2012, by Dany Argueta | 2 comments
Kid Icarus: Uprising comes bundled with plastic stand accessory

Keeps your 3DS steady

Jan 13, 2012, by Dany Argueta | 8 comments
Nintendo Q1 2012 release line-up features Mario Party 9, Kid Icarus: Uprising

Nintendo and third parties reveal what's coming soon

Dec 13, 2011, by Dany Argueta | 1 comment

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Mar 7, 16 6:06am

You know, Kid Icarus kind of got the short end of the stick. True, Pit got to star in the Captain...

Oct 7, 14 12:47am

Kid Icarus on the NES was a game that was so ambitious, that it toppled under its own weight....

Jul 19, 14 2:49pm
I finally got around to getting this game. Enjoying it so far, despite the awkward controls. KidIcarusUprising
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Dec 27, 12 4:49am
This is so fast paced, and the weapons and crafting is awesome. This, Pokemon and Smash Bros. are Nintendo's finest in multiplayer games. KidIcarusUprising
Dec 6, 12 12:32pm

Kid Icarus: Uprising is my all time favorite game. In the game you play as a...

Jun 19, 12 4:11am

As much as I feel like saying "holy shit it's Capsized all over again", I can't,...

May 30, 12 11:56pm

This review uses a weighted total
Graphics – 20%
3D Effect – 5%
Game Play – 40%
Plot – 15%

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  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Sora Ltd.
  • Genre: Action Shooter (3DS)
  • Perspective(s): Third Person
Release Dates
  • North America: Mar 23, 2012
  • Japan: Mar 22, 2012
  • Europe: Mar 23, 2012
  • Australia: Mar 29, 2012
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