Nintendo's given some details regarding the hefty complement of augmented-reality cards it's about to release alongside Kid Icarus: Uprising next week. The
company says it's got “hundreds” of different AR cards for fans
to look out for; when a card's placed before the 3DS' camera, a
monster instantiates! Um, or a video, a weapon, a piece of bonus
content or some other treat. So where do you get them?
Six cards, randomly chosen
from a starter set of 20, will be included with every copy of the
game. You can get three more now from Club Nintendo, in exchange for nothing more than your email details and pledge of undying loyalty. Aaaaand then things get tricky.
Want the Three Sacred
Treasures cards? Show up at Nintendo World in New York on the game's
March 23 launch date. Then pick up the April issues of Game Informer,
Nintendo Power and Best Buy's in-store magazine, @Gamer, for another
seven cards. Then, you'd better head to a GameStop between the
hours of 1 and 4pm on April 14 for another four cards; while you're
there, make sure you know when the chain's NYC and LA stores will be
holding their next Uprising tournament. There'll be
more cards at these in-store meet-ups, as well as at events such as PAX East and this
weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim.
Or you can just wait for the
cards to show up on eBay – but it's
hard to imagine that being anywhere near as much fun.