50 posts tagged kid icarus uprising
Here’s how to get a stand with your eShop Kid Icarus: Uprising ⊟
If you just want the stand, it’s $4. I definitely recommend picking one up – I know I said it wasn’t necessary for Kid Icarus, but for $5 it’s nice for things like Professor Layton or RPGs that you could leave sitting on a table while you play. Or I guess watching Nintendo Video or Netflix.
Kid Icarus Uprising on eShop today ⊟
Like Rhythm Thief before it, we have (finally) summoned Kid Icarus: Uprising to eShop today, simply by talking about it on the TinyCast! We have real power, it turns out. We can make things happen.
No idea on pricing as of yet, but this is great, great news -– anything that increases the availability of one of the best first-party games on 3DS, and probably the best multiplayer game on 3DS -– is awesome.
Okay, so this doesn’t come with the stand! You don’t need it! Don’t worry about it! Image via Powerpellets.
Some kind of new Kid Icarus: Uprising content hitting Nintendo Zone ⊟
I don’t know what it is, but there’s SOME kind of Kid Icarus stuff coming to the Nintendo Zone public download stations in North America this October and November, as announced in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. “Additional content for Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Mario 3D Land, as well as special Gold Pants Mii character distributions, will become available later this year,” Nintendo’s follow-up press release notes.
If this is more, like, actual game content for these games, I’m going to scream. In either case, I think our elite Kid Icarus guild, Garfield & Friends, is due to reunite and reassert our dominance over all other would-be Kids Icarus.
Wonderful Kid Icarus: Uprising art by Gigi D.G. She drew this to commemorate her favorite game of 2012, which also happens to be our favorite game of 2012! At least, that’s according to the official documentation we filed yesterday.
If you’re not reading Gigi’s comic Cucumber Quest, then that’s the first change you need to make in 2013. Resolve to be a person with a Cucumber Quest habit.
Pre-order Figma Pit and Dark Pit
Pre-orders for the amazing Figma Kid Icarus: Uprising figures are now up at import toy retailers, including AmiAmi, which I’ve linked here. Both Pit and Pittoo sell for ¥2,910 ($35) and come with … oh no … an exclusive AR card in their first editions.
Both will be released in late April.
Figma Pit and Pittoo figures, with weapons, interchangeable faces, and Monoeye accessories. Masahiro Sakurai tweeted these pics, clearly proud of how they came out. There’s no date yet, but … man, am I going to buy two Kid Icarus figurines? I kind of want to send the message that I’ll pay for more Kid Icarus, and, uh, I want these.
It’s marked as “temporarily out of stock,” but Amazon is still taking orders of Kid Icarus: Uprising for $19.99. Be sure to click on the “More Buying Choices” to find it from Amazon. It’s a Cyber Monday deal (along with Star Fox 64 3D and Ocarina of Time) at Best Buy as well.
Having just spent a bit of time playing multiplayer last night, after scanning about 100 AR Cards, I can confirm this is still a good time.
See also: More Kid Icarus media
Club Nintendo is giving away a “Core AR Card Set” for Kid Icarus: Uprising, including “over 400” of the cards, which is way more than I have.
All you have to do to enter (in the US or Canada) is buy the game, register it on Club Nintendo, and then opt into the contest on the same site. You have until January 6 to enter. Cards! More cards!
Buy: Kid Icarus: Uprising
See also: More Kid Icarus media
536 Kirby fans set a world record at PAX, by blowing bubble gum bubbles simultaneously.
Okay that’s great, but LOOK AT THOSE KIRBY SHIRTS. Nintendo handed pink Kirby face shirts out to some of the attendees, and I wasn’t one of them because I’m at home.
Also among things I didn’t get from Nintendo: sets of over 400 Kid Icarus AR cards, given to winners of an Uprising tournament at the event.
Preorder: Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition See also: More Kirby, mostly looking angry
Kid Icarus sword props by ThePropShop. These are “made from wood, pink insulation foam, pvc and leather. Can be used as two swords as well as a bow.” I’m pretty sure the “use” implied here is display rather than fighting. I mean, you could try to fight somebody with these, but you’d be out $170.
Speaking of Pit swords, I thought PikminLink did a pretty dang great job on the ones she had at PAX East.
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Hey, more Kid Icarus cards are coming! AR Idol Cards Series 2 will include more characters, items, etc. as well as the “Stage Cards" that provide new backdrops for the AR battles.
These will be available starting tomorrow in North America. Nintendo is still limiting them to events – you can pick them up at the Nintendo World Store in NYC tomorrow – or every Friday from 6-8pm, or at unspecified retail events later, orrr at PAX and NY Comic-Con.
Buy: Kid Icarus: Uprising Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Kid Icarus media [Image: Kid Icarus Uprising AR Card Project]
Weird, sad news: Project Sora, the development studio behind Kid Icarus: Uprising, has closed, according to a message on its website. The studio is distinct from Sora Ltd., the company that basically consists only of Masahiro Sakurai (and which owned part of Project Sora). Presumably Sakurai is still employed with Nintendo.
Of course, Nintendo (and Sakurai) are working with Namco Bandai to create Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. That choice makes more sense with the closure of Project Sora – and I can kind of see how it makes sense to work with an established studio instead of a mostly Nintendo-owned, but still functionally independent, studio.
Update: I’ve been reminded that Project Sora was a temporary operation set up just to make Kid Icarus, so the closure was built into the model. That makes the Namco thing make even more sense, as Namco is just the next “contract” studio to work with Sora Ltd., instead of setting up a new group.
Buy: Kid Icarus: Uprising Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Kid Icarus media [Image via Kazuno]