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Story, gameplay details revealed for Kid Icarus: Uprising

Thursday, 19th January 2012 18:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has released new details regarding the storyline and single-player gameplay in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

According to the firm, Uprising starts with the return of the dark goddess Medusa and her Underworld Army.

“With the help of Palutena, goddess of light and guardian of the human race, the heroic angel Pit must combat the forces of darkness as he battles Medusa and her minions by air and by land,” it said.

Here are some more details, straight from the press release:

  • Fiend’s Cauldron: The Fiend’s Cauldron is an incredible new system that allows players to customize their play experience by adjusting the intensity level. Intensity ranges from 0.0 – 9.0 for each individual Chapter. As the intensity increases, players will be able to earn more Hearts and more powerful weapon drops from defeated enemies. Hearts also can be used to purchase new weapons. The standard intensity setting is 2.0, but players can precisely adjust it by increments of 0.1. In order to increase the intensity, players must bet by placing an increasing number of Hearts into the Fiend’s Cauldron. If the player is defeated during the Chapter, some Hearts will be lost and the intensity will be lowered.
  • Weapons: A wide variety of collectible weapons offers an extraordinary amount of replay value. With nine different categories of weapons, ranging from Bows to Claws, players can learn the unique characteristics of each weapon and determine which is best suited for each battle and their style of play.
  • Vehicles: During certain parts of his adventure, Pit will have access to special vehicles such as the Exo Tank. Pit can use the tank’s powerful drift ability to boost over jumps or defeat enemies with the tank’s ramming horn.
  • Stand: Kid Icarus: Uprising uses a control scheme designed to fit the game’s unique blend of flight, shooting and melee combat, and offers tremendous precision and depth for dedicated players. The left hand uses the Circle Pad while the right hand uses the stylus. Every copy of the game will come with a free stand that holds the Nintendo 3DS at an angle above any flat surface, providing players with a new kind of gaming experience.
  • Circle Pad Pro: Kid Icarus: Uprising is compatible with the Circle Pad Pro accessory, offering an alternate control scheme for left-handed players. With the Circle Pad Pro, players hold the stylus in their left hand and use the Circle Pad with their right hand.

Additionally, those who pre-order the game at select retailers will receive a bonus download code for the 3D Classics: Kid Icarus.

More details regarding Kid Icarus: Uprising will be revealed prior to its March 23 launch on 3DS.

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  1. ManuOtaku

    I cannot wait for this game, this alongside with paper mario and luigis mansion 2 are my most anticipated games this year on the 3ds on the nintendo front, but especially this game.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. polygem

    hehe you again. same here. awesome line up. it´s only 2 months and the kid will rise up. can´t wait!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. poketrainer

    I wonder if Kid Icarus will use Nintendo’s new online service, Nintendo Network

    #3 3 years ago