Kid Icarus: Uprising has new trailer to accompany March 23 release date

It’s been a long, strange trip for Kid Icarus: Uprising since we saw it at E3 2010. The first ever 3DS game shown, this was once a Nintendo fanboys’ fantasy come to life, as the franchise lay dormant for decades, and was being headed by the director of the Smash Bros series. Then what was expected to be a launch game kept getting quietly delayed, until it became a 2012 title. Now we know its firm March release date, and we have a new trailer to prove its continued existence.


We played a demo of Icarus a while ago and we were honestly a little letdown by the controls, but this new trailer, filled with fancy graphics and snazzy boss fights is heartening. It’s possible that in all the extra time the devs have addressed some of our control concerns. US players will finally get to play it March 23 (Europe’s release window is a vaguer “March 2012”), though perhaps the newly reinvigorated 3DS firmware will get a demo before then. Have you lost hope in this title, or do you still believe a boy can fly?


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  • TrAnMu - December 13, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I WANT IT NAAAAOOOOOO!!!! This game alone sold me on the system since it was announced. I still remember that E3 well. I nearly teared up at the sight of this.
  • losthero15 - December 13, 2011 3:44 p.m.

    Evil Pit? A sense another clone character for Smash Bros
  • shawksta - December 13, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    Yeah except its Pit's Black Color scheme from brawl with an Almost Shadow Bug appearence from Brawl
  • codystovall - December 13, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    Hopefully they fixed it cuz I want it.
  • Hipopapotamus - December 13, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    'Its Gigantic!' Must resist temptation... ahh screw it THATS WHAT SHE SAID
  • EnigmaSpirit - December 13, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    That is one hell of a trailer. It looks like it could be a Square Enix game; a lot of it gives off that vibe. I am officially hyped for this.
  • S0ULEATER - December 13, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    I hope you it controls like starfox 64 may convince me to get a 3DS... just maybe
  • shawksta - December 13, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    That was awesome and I cant wait! (Paper Mario is so far the most delayed from the original 2010 showing but Kid icarus was in development the most from what we seen). They probably will address the controls, they did with Skyward Sworda Bird Controls. The revolution they did was awesome, It makes you think what will happen to their other older series, Ice Climbers as a 3D platformer maybe?
  • therawski - December 13, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    My 3ds died after a fresh charge and never having turned it on, is it broken, it says it's charging and it runs.
  • SouthTippBass - December 13, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Hopefully we can switch the ingame voice to Japanese with English subtitles.

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