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Kid Icarus To Return Alongside 3DS Launch

Finally.

The first title to make its public debut on the Nintendo 3DS this afternoon wasn't Animal Crossing. Instead, Nintendo featured Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is in development at Project Sora under Masahiro Sakurai's watchful eyes.

Uprising is being described as an "action-packed" blend of ground and aerial shooter combat with easy-to-master controls. The game will see the return of Pit who alongside the goddess Palutena, must beat back the Medusa's dreaded underworld army. It feels like 1987 all over again, right? 


The information about Icarus is light at the moment, but several screenshots and a video were handed out after the announcement at Nintendo's press briefing. Look out for Uprising when the 3DS launches. It's slated to release alongside the new and pretty sleek-looking device.     
         
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Posted by BradNicholson

The first title to make its public debut on the Nintendo 3DS this afternoon wasn't Animal Crossing. Instead, Nintendo featured Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is in development at Project Sora under Masahiro Sakurai's watchful eyes.

Uprising is being described as an "action-packed" blend of ground and aerial shooter combat with easy-to-master controls. The game will see the return of Pit who alongside the goddess Palutena, must beat back the Medusa's dreaded underworld army. It feels like 1987 all over again, right? 


The information about Icarus is light at the moment, but several screenshots and a video were handed out after the announcement at Nintendo's press briefing. Look out for Uprising when the 3DS launches. It's slated to release alongside the new and pretty sleek-looking device.     
         
Posted by arcadmix

yay

Posted by RecSpec

The 3DS was so goddamn shiny and sparkly.
 
Me wantee!!

Edited by TheCreamFilling

What is this? A repost?! 
 
I stand by my original comment: I thought this would never happen.

Posted by FCKSNAP

I thought this was a Wii game for a second there, pretty cool.

Posted by louiedog

I don't understand the love for Kid Icarus that has had people lusting over a sequel for the last 20 years or so. I played the NES game, but I don't know why people so desperately want a modern day take on it. Can someone fill me in?

Posted by afrokola

This could prove to be the greatest handheld of all time! I know, that pretty much applies to every handheld Nintendo releases, but that can't be a bad thing!

Posted by JJOR64

This is sex in motion.

Posted by TheMasterDS

Looks cool I guess. Though the dialog seems really bad.

Posted by Yelix

Holy shit, that game looks better than half of all Wii games. That, alongside glasses-less 3D? If it has a respectable battery life, it just proves that Nintendo is still full of wizards.

Posted by Deusoma

Why does the sinister dude in the second screenshot have a Metroid for a head?

Posted by Plasticpals
@louiedog: 
 
I think people just enjoy the Greek setting and the weird take on the monsters and stuff and wanted to see what that would look like today.  At the time the game was sort of a mix of Metroid and Zelda, which was kinda cool, but I'm definitely happy with the new direction.
Posted by RE_Player1

I missed the conference, did they hint at a price or a date?

Posted by Sarnecki

Holiday.

Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

Looks awesome! Some cringeworthy lines and voice acting, though.

Posted by Deathpooky

Excited, but Kid Icarus's voice reminds me of Link's voice from that terrible Zelda cartoon.  Like he was pulled out of a "rad kid" casting call from early 90's cartoons.  And the song sounds like the merged the Kid Icarus theme with the theme from the Love Boat. 
 
But I did like that it started with "sorry to keep you waiting" and ended with an eggplant man.  God damn eggplant men.

Posted by yakov456

Looks pretty nifty to me, great music too.

Posted by ashogo

Dammit, that voice.

Posted by MysteriousBob

Why didn't they just say it was a DS with a PSP's graphics? That would have sold me more than the 3D crap.

Posted by heavyplay
@louiedog:
I'm with you, dawg. I rented Kid Icarus back in the day and hated it. Nintendo Power kept raving about it so I hired it again, going through it with the game hints. Still sucked. I tried it again just a couple of years ago on an emulator and I still don't get the Kid Icarus love.
Posted by JackSukeru
@louiedog said:
"I don't understand the love for Kid Icarus that has had people lusting over a sequel for the last 20 years or so. I played the NES game, but I don't know why people so desperately want a modern day take on it. Can someone fill me in?"

I can only assume that it has less to do with the game itself, and more to do with Pit being the last of Nintendo's really old characters that has not yet received some sort of revival. 
 
Personally, I'm just a tensy bit disappointed that he looks just like he did in Brawl.
Posted by JeanLuc

if thats the actual graphics, I'm buying a 3DS day one!

Posted by spookyfaust

I can only hope for 3D eggplants.

Posted by JeffGoldblum

This game looks fucking amazing.

Posted by masterpaperlink

Man i feel like i did when i first saw the wii, i don't know if thats a good thing or not. Is this thing 2010 or 2011? I WANT.

Posted by FakePlasticTree

My stream was acting up during this trailer. Is this a 3DS launch title or is it just a DS game that happens to be coming out at the same time as the 3DS?

Posted by MotherBrain

This has been a long time coming.

Posted by ToadRunner

Very stupid thing to point out-
 
but the "a"
 
in alongside isnt incorporated into the link! 
 
hooray! i bitched on the internet!


Posted by dox

Some noteworthy levels of terrible in that voice acting.

Posted by RenMcKormack

 
dope remix of  the song
How can this game work on the 3ds? It looks like you would need really tight analog control/ Thoughts
Posted by Forderz

EGGPLANT WIZARD! 
 
now a must buy game.

Posted by Salarn

Looks good.

Posted by JediAutobot

I loved the original and the Game Boy game.  I played that Game Boy game for days, over and over again.  So HAPPY!
 
This is seriously the best news for me out of E3.

Posted by Skooky
@RenMcKormack:  The 3DS has an analog stick.
Posted by hpv

Looks pretty good for a Wii game... oh wait!

Posted by Agghyson

We all want to know how great is the 3D effect in the game !!!

Posted by Hilfemaster
Posted by Kingloo

I find it interesting that Nintendo walked right into the same mistake Sony made with the PSP. Only one analogue stick/nub/thing. Using a stylus instead didn't fare so well in Metroid Prime: Hunters. 
 
The flying sections of this are rail-shootery and even the movement in the on-foot sections looks very right to left. There is no forward or backwards motion that is obviously player-controlled.
 
Time will tell...

Posted by Immuniity

I can't believe the rumored kid icarus game was finally announced, it feels like thats been shooting around since '07.

Posted by masterherocard

GREAT! Now just to find out when the thing's coming out!
Posted by Willy105
@Kingloo said:
" I find it interesting that Nintendo walked right into the same mistake Sony made with the PSP. Only one analogue stick/nub/thing. Using a stylus instead didn't fare so well in Metroid Prime: Hunters.   The flying sections of this are rail-shootery and even the movement in the on-foot sections looks very right to left. There is no forward or backwards motion that is obviously player-controlled.  Time will tell... "
Well, since the 3DS already has a touch screen, they don.....oh wait, you didn't like Metroid Prime Hunters? Sucks then. 
 
I thought the PSP one analog thing worked fine for the most part, except when it wasn't possible to do it, yet they tried anyway.
Posted by Jethuty
@Deathpooky said:

" Excited, but Kid Icarus's voice reminds me of Link's voice from that terrible Zelda cartoon.  Like he was pulled out of a "rad kid" casting call from early 90's cartoons.  And the song sounds like the merged the Kid Icarus theme with the theme from the Love Boat.  But I did like that it started with "sorry to keep you waiting" and ended with an eggplant man.  God damn eggplant men. "

 

Its Patton Oswalt, the guy who played Remy in Ratatouille. I can recognize that voice anywhere.

 
Posted by GozerTC

I am intrigued, especially since it's a 3D game.  Anyone else have flashbacks to the NES 3D game... what was it called.  Some sort of flying along and shooting at things zipping by just like this.  Serious flashbacks man...  
 
Posted by Milkman
@Jethuty said:
" @Deathpooky said:

" Excited, but Kid Icarus's voice reminds me of Link's voice from that terrible Zelda cartoon.  Like he was pulled out of a "rad kid" casting call from early 90's cartoons.  And the song sounds like the merged the Kid Icarus theme with the theme from the Love Boat.  But I did like that it started with "sorry to keep you waiting" and ended with an eggplant man.  God damn eggplant men. "

 

Its Patton Oswalt, the guy who played Remy in Ratatouille. I can recognize that voice anywhere.

  "
...No, it's not.
Posted by AgentJ

This is the perfect game to lead the way for all the other games that were shown for the 3DS today. Compared to the original announcement of the DS, this handheld is in an amazing place. 

Posted by Little_Socrates

The old Kid Icarus game sucks, so I'll happily take a reboot that reminds me more of Star Fox than the original game.

Posted by aragorn546

not sure if this is the franchise to launch a system with

Posted by Slab64

Looks alright. Very corny tone. Gratuitous eggplant.

Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy

From everything I have read, I am really excited for the 3DS, and this looks like it will be a good launch game.

Posted by MAguilera

Looks like I lost $50.  I bet a guy they would never make another Kid Icarus game.

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