Official website for Kid Icarus™: Uprising on Nintendo 3DS launches, as the countdown to launch begins!

14 February 2012 - Nintendo has launched an official website for Kid Icarus™: Uprising , which will be available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ system across Europe on March 23 rd. Over 25 years after the launch of the original Kid Icarus game for NES™, Kid Icarus: Uprising brings the action and adventure of this beloved series to new heights.

The official website for Kid Icarus: Uprising on Nintendo 3DS includes exclusive content that will give fans an in-depth look at this spring's must-have action game for Nintendo 3DS. Visit to read up on the story and find out about the exciting blend of aerial combat, action on land and battles with ferocious bosses. You can also watch ‘How to Play’ videos that go into detail about the awesome moves heroic angel Pit has at his disposal. Meet his friends and enemies and check out some of the cool gear that can be earned to improve your performance in battle - amassing an impressive arsenal of weapons will be key to holding your own in the exciting multiplayer modes on offer. Your exhilarating odyssey continues beyond the game thanks to the exciting Kid Icarus AR Cards that let you see the game's characters come to life and turn to battle on any flat surface in front of you!

There's plenty more to unfold about Kid Icarus: Uprising so stay tuned to  as more details will be revealed leading up to the launch on 23rd March.

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