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Kid Icarus becomes Panini trading card game

Panini has bolstered its trading card game portfolio with hit Nintendo title, Kid Icarus Uprising. Over 40 million people in Europe have played the Nintendo game, with over 100,000 units already sold. There are 1.4m members on Club Nintendo and 12,000 Kid Icarus card packets sold out on the site …

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Kid Icarus sequel looks unlikely

A sequel to recent 3DS release Kid Icarus: Uprising looks incredibly unlikely. The 3DS game itself is 25 years in the making, with the original release of the NES game dating back to December 1986. However, after a prolonged development period for Uprising – which was initially presumed to be …

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Nintendo embarks on fresh Kid Icarus retail press

Kid Icarus: Uprising is to come under the spotlight once again as Nintendo kicks off a fresh round of retail promotions for the title. Any consumers who buy the game from Argos between April 24th and May 31st will receive a free pack of 24 AR Cards for the game. …

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Japan 3DS sales jump 40%

Sales of the Nintendo 3DS leapt to almost 100,000 units in Japan last week, spurred by the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising. Unit sales rose 40 per cent from 64,017 to 94,011 during the week ending March 25th, according to data published on Neogaf, as reported by Gamasutra. 3DS console …

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What’s Out Today? w/e March 23rd, 2012

Resident Evil’s mammoth year continues this week with Capcom’s Operation Raccoon City. The multiplayer-focused shooter is the second of three Resi titles arriving on shelves this week, with Resident Evil 6 to follow in November. Operation Raccoon City sees players attempting to contain the zombie hordes in fans’ favourite ruined …

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Kid Icarus not available at GAME

Nintendo’s 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising will not be stocked at GAME or Gamestation. The confirmation comes from Nintendo, which lists Argos, Asda, Blockbuster, Tesco, Dixons Stores Group, GameStop, HMV, ShopTo, Sainsbury’s, Smyths Toys, Toys R Usor online at Amazon, The Hut, JohnLewis.com,Littlewoods.com,Play.com andzavvi.co.uk. Nintendo joins the likes of EA, …

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Kid Icarus scores 40/40 in Famitsu

Ahead of its UK release on March 23rd, Kid Icarus: Uprising has received high praise from Japan’s weekly games mag Famitsu. Andriasang reports that the latest issue awards Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS game 40/40 – the highest score it can hand out. Famitsu works differently to most consumer mags in that …

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Collectible AR cards the next big trick for Kid Icarus

Nintendo is to include a physical card-collecting element in upcoming 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising. The game was amongst the first titles and IPs Nintendo confirmed for 3DS and was initially expected to be a launch title of the machine. However, negative feedback about the game lead to a number …

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Kid Icarus stand will be bundled with game in UK

Nintendo has confirmed that it will bundle a 3DS stand with Kid Icarus: Uprising when it hits the UK on March 23rd. The official explanation is that the game simply works better with a secure unit. The unofficial reason, however, is that it’s mightily painful on the hands when playing …

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Kid Icarus gets Circle Pad Pro support

The man behind Kid Icarus’ return has confirmed that upcoming 3DS title Uprising will be compatible with the new Circle Pad Pro. The game’s director Masahiro Sakurai said the add-on will allow left-handed gamers to control the action shooter in a way that will be much more comfortable to them. …

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