How difficult can Kid Icarus: Uprising be? New trailer explains with intensity

Kid Icarus: Uprising may be the long-awaited reboot to the NES classic (to some) Kid Icarus, but that doesn’t mean it’s exactly the same. Nintendo fans that have paid attention know the game is at least half an on-rails shooter that shows off the 3D, but can that shooter be challenging to hardcore fans as well as Nintendo’s beloved casual crowd? This new trailer showcases just how the upcoming game’s difficulty scales along with the player’s skill.

As we discussed in an earlier preview, the sliding difficulty depends heavily on how many hearts you pick up and how good you do within a stage. You can play it safe, but as the end of the video shows, you get much better items for completing higher Intensity stages. You’ll be able to test Uprising’s difficulty yourself when it launches March 23.




  • Ravenbom - January 31, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    I think I'm still going to pretend that Nix Quest is the true Kid Icarus sequel. I'm still going to buy the shit out of this game because I need 3DS Ambassador validation that 20 old games can't give me. I'm just saying.
  • shawksta - January 31, 2012 6:23 p.m.

    You gotta realize that this isnt a Kid Icarus Sequel, they technically just took everything we knew about Kid Icarus and mashed up something New and different from the classic. Its kind of like the main mario series and Paper Mario, yes they're Mario games but 2 significantly different games.
  • shawksta - January 31, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    Awesome, this unique difficulty gimmick is interesting. I remember something similar but I cant be sure. Anyways I cant wait!
  • playswithsquirrels - January 31, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    I just picked up World Ends with You last week and its difficulty variance seems comparable. At least in the fact that you're rewarded more for higher difficulty. But I don't guess that's perfectly unique to that game. In any case, this game looks better every time they release anything about it.
  • MCN2011 - January 31, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    People who think Nintendo make games too easy clearly haven't played Nintendo games. New Super Mario Bros Wii got bastard hard near the end.
  • shawksta - January 31, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    Yes, especially DKCR,Punch out, Fire emblem and much more. New Super Mario bros. Is circumstansial, some people found it easy, but it was hard as hell for me, especially with my brother, the later levels ESPECIALLY the star world gets harder and finding the star coins arnt easier (maybe the last level in the star world not so much)

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