Kid Icarus: Uprising trailer promises hard gameplay for those who can handle it

Nintendo's released a new trailer for Kid Icarus: Uprising in the leadup to the game's late March launch. While the game's take on Greek myth continues to look about a billion times cuddlier than the exploits of Kratos et al, there's a few hints in there as to just how much challenge the game intends to pose. As this clip reminds us, this is Pit's first proper adventure since his NES outing – so the series hasn't had many chances to get soft over the years.

We last saw new Kid Icarus footage in January, when Nintendo was showing off the game's sliding difficulty-scale – which, again, bodes well for longtime Nintendo fans looking for an appropriately vintage level of challenge. And to think the 26 years since the original's release haven't seen Pit age a day...


  • codystovall - February 21, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    Looks like the first big name maker for the 3ds is good.
  • shawksta - February 20, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    Yeah i saw the trailer a few days back, Awesome that they're bringing the 3 treasure's back. Being able to be free in terms of difficulty is one of many reasons this will be awesome, especially with letting the higher risker's get better rewards, and we need these to continue to other games.
  • Cyberninja - February 20, 2012 6:25 p.m.

    well i like difficulty systems like this
  • ThatGuyFromTV - February 20, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    ...the hell are Metroids doing in here?!
  • Nintendophile - February 20, 2012 7:34 p.m.

    Metroids were in the original, too.

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