Behold the power of the Tempura Wizard in Kid Icarus: Uprising's “Medusa” trailer

This latest Kid Icarus: Uprising trailer goes to pains to establish the game's links to the source material: here you'll see links back to both the NES original and the Greek mythology on which the whole franchise draws. But if you're a little cheesed off at the liberties Nintendo's taken with the latter, best just stop watching before the Tempura Wizard shows up at 1:40. Our Classics is a bit rusty, but we're pretty sure Homer and Virgil glossed over this guy...

Our most recent glimpse of Uprising saw us impressed with the game's multiplayer mode and looking forward to the game's launch two weeks from now. While the game's lead, Masahiro Sakurai, has already moved onto developing two new Smash Bros games, you're free to pass the time plugging away on the SNES instalment that never was... or digging out those Classical Greek textbooks and trying to find out where the bit about being turned into an eggplant fits in.


  • essiy - March 10, 2012 9:48 p.m.

    This game is one of the reasons I have a 3DS. Correct me if I'm wrong but is does is Thanatos voiced by the same guy who voice Monkey Yellow in Ape Escape 3? I find Pit's voice a tad bit annoying, but I'll still get this game when it comes out and I have no doubts that it'll be living in my 3DS for a good while.
  • ProtoEclipse - March 10, 2012 8:30 p.m.

    My gosh Pitstain had me laughing so hard
  • shawksta - March 9, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    Really? Tempura Wizard? Holy mutha of God thats awesome! Eggplant wizard got some competition XD. Eggplant wizard DOES come from something,sorta, specifically ” Electric Velicipede #9” the protagonist dies but reborns as, you guessed it, an eggplant. I think Nintendo improvised on thaf concept by making a wizard who turns people into eggplants.

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