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Kid Icarus: Uprising

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84.57% Overall Rank: 2288
3DS Rank: 39
2012 Games Rank: 2277
2012 3DS Rank: 39
Score based on 53 reviews


One of the most beloved franchises in Nintendos long history makes its glorious return in spectacular 3D! Pit of Kid Icarus fame is back in a new game designed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system, by Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. franchises, and his development team at Project Sora. . Kid Icarus: Uprising is a fast-paced and action-packed blend of aerial and ground-based shooting built on elegantly intuitive and streamlined play control. This follow-up to the original Kid Icarus released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 has been at the top of gamers wish lists for years. Boasting gameplay that is easy to pick up but incredibly deep, the game is sure to satisfy novice gamers as well as fans who have been clamouring for a new installment in the franchise. The hero, Pit, teams up with Palutena, the goddess of light, who bestows on him the miracle of flight for limited stretches. With this gift, Pit soars through the skies, shooting down swarms of enemies, then alights and engages in frantic ground-based battles against Medusas underworld army. Find and collect numerous weapons and items that offer bonuses and ability boosts. Players can choose weapons before they send Pit into battle, giving them countless layers of strategies in each level. Players can choose between a basic Blade, basic Claws and a basic Orbitar weapon. Blades are well-balanced, Claws have limited reach but increase running speed and the Orbitars can shoot two shots that grow in power over distance.
Release Date: March 23, 2012

Latest Reviews

Machinima 04/02/12 Review 8 out of 10
The Digital Fix 04/16/12 Review 9 out of 10
Pocket Gamer UK 03/19/12 Review 8 out of 10
Armchair Empire 06/27/12 Review 9 out of 10
COGconnected 06/13/12 Review 90 out of 100
GamesBeat 05/30/12 Review 65 out of 100
Nintendo-x2 05/21/12 Review 8.3 out of 10
Polygon 05/16/12 Review 9 out of 10
The Escapist 05/14/12 Review 4 out of 5
G4TV 05/11/12 Review 3.5 out of 5