E3 2010: Kid Icarus: Uprising revealed for 3DS, hell freezes over

No f**king way, that’s what we thought, never going to happen. And yet here we are, after being rocked by the announcement of all the features of the 3DS, that was followed by the announcement of the platform's first game, Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is being developed by Masahiro Sakurai, the man behind Smash Bros and Kirby.

Looking like a mix of arrow shooting, sword slashing and flight controls, the first impression was just how amazing it looks, nearly on par with what most Wii games can do, which gives you some idea of the 3DS’s power. As Pit flew between obstacles, dodging them on his way to fighting huge bosses, the excitement in the room grew more intense. The system choice was apparently because Sakurai felt that the title would be great for a 3D system, as you can more easily navigate the 3D world at the speed needed when you can really take in the width and depth.

No other details, like date, were announced, but we are still just getting over that this title actually exists to be able to take that in anyway. No need to pinch yourselves, Nintendo maniacs, it really happened: Pit is back.

Jun 15, 2010


  • WillisTron - July 15, 2010 6:12 a.m.

    I'm all for getting excited about this, but that last comment made me choke: "Pit is back"? He was never very popular, nor were his games good - the only reason people asked for a pit game is because it would obviously be a hardcore offering rather than all of Nintendo's casual nonsense. Still though... 3D FREAKING S!!
  • GameManiac - June 17, 2010 1:02 a.m.

    Damn! How many Rare Candies (Pokemon reference) did they have to shove into the 3DS's circuitry to get that kick-ass graphics? That trailer (and the system it's on) blew me away!
  • Mackly - June 16, 2010 12:28 p.m.

    Ok now I will buy that 3DS. Only to play this. THANK YOU NINTENDO!
  • taterboob - June 15, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    I never really cared about Kid Icarus, but I must admit that this looks quite interesting.
  • RebornKusabi - June 15, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    I never liked Kid Icarus because I could never beat it as a child but this is actually pretty cool... plus I did finally beat it this year after I got ahold of a copy and played through it as an adult.
  • batouyukinawa - June 15, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    Yeah, I was thinking about a PSP before seeing this! Wow, a handheld that looks just as good as it's console counterpart?! I'm pretty sure this is the first time ever. Now I see why Kojima isn't heading the MGS multi platform title! If I was him, I'd be excited about developing for this handheld too! Awesome Nintendo, I love you.
  • shyfonzie - June 15, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    I can't wait for 3DS now
  • Cyberninja - June 15, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    so thats just more reason for me to get a launch day 3ds just like the dsi does nintendo hate me having money because it seems like it
  • Genius - June 15, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    If you listen closely, you can just barely hear the sound of pigs flying and my jaw shattering as it hits the ground.
  • awsomemaster - June 15, 2010 8:29 p.m.

    i just read there will be a mario kart a star fox and pilot wings game fo the 3ds here proof! sorry to spam but i can't wait for these games!
  • n00b - June 15, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    kinda reminds me of sin and punishment on wii
  • Corsair89 - June 15, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    O_O MUST GET!!
  • awsomemaster - June 15, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    and am i the only one to get the joke!?: "sorry to keep you waiting!" man i'll give nintendo credit they seem to be trying for once! lets hope for more of this.
  • awsomemaster - June 15, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    dang they really DID improve the graphics of the ds.
  • Ramijiman - June 15, 2010 7 p.m.

    DO WANT!!!!!!!!!
  • CatrParrot - June 15, 2010 6:57 p.m.

    About damn time Nintendo made a new Kid Icarus game. But seriously, the game looks amazing.
  • 8bitBaby - June 15, 2010 6:56 p.m.

  • Metroidhunter32 - June 15, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    I see many happy fanboys. And more reason to get a 3DS
  • TobiasBrucknersSon - June 15, 2010 6:53 p.m.

    It looks awesome! Don't know what to think about his voice though.
  • thekeith82 - June 15, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    Looks sort of like a fantasy Starfox. I'm sold.

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