Kid Icarus Uprising Officially Confirmed

9 June, 2011 - 1:42 am by

Nintendo have now confirmed that a franchise that has been left dead in the water for nearly 25 years will be making it’s comeback on the Nintendo 3DS – Kid Icarus. Now whilst this news is not, unknown, Nintendo have now advised that the title will be called Kid Icarus Uprising and Pit, our hero, must fend off the malevolent threat from Medusa and the Underworld army.

Pit is unable to fly on his own, but upon receiving the “Power of Flight” from Palutena, he can soar swiftly through the skies for about five minutes at a time. After each stage’s initial air battle, Pit enters into ground-based skirmishes. While Pit is battling in the air, the action unfolds like a dynamic guided shooter. Yet when he’s facing enemies on land, it handles like a third-person shooter. Throughout the sprawling adventure, players gather numerous distinctive weapons and collect treasures. Beyond the deep single-player adventure, Kid Icarus: Uprising also offers a thrilling and unique take on multiplayer battles. Two teams battle against each other, whittling away their point totals as each team member is defeated. When one team loses all its points, the last member defeated is revived as the powerful Angel Pit. If the other team can track him down and defeat him, they will win the match, introducing a new ebb-and-flow dynamic to multiplayer battles.

Now whilst Nintendo have said all of the above, it does seem that the game will feature all of what they’ve said. Of course, with a series that only a few older gamers will remember they have the creative license to take the series in whichever direction they see fit. Media of the game can be seen below. There’s not a confirmed release date for Kid Icarus as of yet and it’s unlikely to be this holiday season according to Nintendo.