Kid Icarus: Uprising

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  • roz123 20 Jan 2012 11:06:33 7,113 posts
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    Seems like they were showing it of to the US media this week so seems like as good a time as any to make a thread for it.

    Here are some of the many previews published yesterday:

    http://www.destructoid.com/preview-two-hours-of-flight-with-kid-icarus-uprising-219911.phtml
    http://kotaku.com/5877434/kid-icarus-uprising-is-a-gaudy-goofy-surprisingly-hardcore-shoot+em+up
    http://www.gamexplain.com/article-659-1326996132-2-hours-with-kid-icarus-uprising---when-it-flies-it-soars.html
    http://www.gamesradar.com/kid-icarus-uprising-preview-looks-pit-was-worth-waiting/
    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/kid_icarus_uprising_-_3ds/b/3ds/archive/2012/01/19/nintendo-aims-for-the-stars-with-long-requested-revival.aspx
    http://www.1up.com/previews/kid-icarus-uprising-revitalize-series

    I have read a couple general gist is that:
    Its fun
    Has a massive amount of weapons
    Level difficulty is on some kind of slider designed so if you risk harder levels you get rewarded with better weapons and more life
    Controls are good but take a while to get used to

    Here is a half finished list of weapons and items

    Edited by roz123 at 11:18:30 20-01-2012
  • roz123 24 Jan 2012 09:00:55 7,113 posts
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    Here is a load of details about the game and how the multiplayer mode works taken from an 8 page preview in Nintendo Power magazine
  • roz123 8 Feb 2012 11:10:32 7,113 posts
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    Controls video and a bit of multiplayer. I think its a collection of videos that have been ripped of the website as it all seems to be in a bit of a backwards order

  • Deleted user 8 February 2012 11:14:32
    Dunno, looks a bit crap tbh.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 8 Feb 2012 11:43:51 10,861 posts
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    I might cancel my pre-order and pick it up when it's going cheap instead...
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 8 Feb 2012 12:04:29 10,861 posts
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    Hmmmmmm I've got a pre-order at 27.35 but can see this dropping in price quickly if it doesn't sell well.
  • mal 8 Feb 2012 12:11:04 22,727 posts
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    Yeah, but it's a first party game. It's never going to sell that badly on a Nintendo console.

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  • roz123 8 Feb 2012 12:16:01 7,113 posts
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    Its a nintendo game so I wouldn't bank on it dropping in price, obviously being a kind of new IP its not going to sell like mario kart but it might do alright.
    Its a weird looking game and its hard to tell if it will be any good but I have a bit of trust in the devs because of smash bros. That was a game that at first glance looked shit and weird but it was a departure from normal fighting games and Melee turned out to be one of my favourite multiplayer games ever.
  • roz123 14 Feb 2012 12:04:57 7,113 posts
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    Here is a video of someone playing at a demonstration recently, the game has gone gold so this might be the final version.



    Apparently they are distributing AR cards for this game in Japan by sticking them in with chocolates. Dunno if they are going to do something similar in Europe.
  • DFawkes 14 Feb 2012 18:21:40 23,436 posts
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    Considering they can't even distribute codes for Kid Icarus 3D Classic I doubt very much they could handle distributing physical cards! Yep, still sour about that. Honestly I'd lap up physical card packs if they sell them (much like I did with Eye of Judgement).

    Still want this though, controls are sublime, and it has some of the best 3D I've seen - in fact it's the only game I don't play on full 3D. I still think it looks great in 2D too.

    Edited by DFawkes at 18:22:17 14-02-2012

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  • roz123 17 Feb 2012 10:09:23 7,113 posts
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    Been reading about the multiplayer and how it all works and I like how balanced it sounds.

    Two modes, free for all and light vs dark (3vs3 but when you run out of points the last person to die becomes pit who is more powerful, its then up to the other team to kill him)
    Take weapons from singleplayer into multiplayer but they are assigned a value depending on how powerful they are, so ones obtained from playing the game on the hardest difficulty will have the highest value.
    This value determines how many points are taken from you or your team when you die.
    There are lots of weapons, they are balanced so heavy ones slow you down but have a better range but even then weapons with the same name can differ from one another depending on its attributes.
    There are also various powers which seem to be limited use such as a mega laser, meteor shower, super speed and something that turns your enemy into an aubergine.

    Their is also a SSB like trophy collecting aspect which involves a game called Idol Toss.
    The official site has a lot of info
    http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/games/ms/kidicarusuprising/multiplay/index.html

    Edited by roz123 at 10:10:52 17-02-2012
  • roz123 23 Feb 2012 09:11:42 7,113 posts
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    A couple of videos and some hands on multiplayer previews have popped up after Nintendo Direct yesterday.
    There is also an Iwata Asks with the man child who made it.
    Link

    Edited by roz123 at 09:12:26 23-02-2012
  • Murbs 23 Feb 2012 09:23:28 22,426 posts
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    Looking really good.
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  • roz123 28 Feb 2012 15:29:43 7,113 posts
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    This video is in Japanese but I am guessing it is showing that you have to choose which abilities you take to battle and doing so is a little like fitting everything in your case in resident evil. Reminds me of that Jump game on the DS.

    Seems like there is quite a variety to these abilities.
  • roz123 1 Mar 2012 11:42:04 7,113 posts
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    Since this is coming out the end of march lots more info is being released everyday. There is going to be hundreds of AR cards and you get 6 random ones with the game.
    Loads more info and pictures are getting posted on this twitter everyday. Possible spoilers
    https://twitter.com/#!/KidIcarusUK

    There are some more japanese videos here

    And some screenshots and art here


    Edited by roz123 at 11:42:41 01-03-2012
  • Murbs 1 Mar 2012 11:51:57 22,426 posts
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    Cheers for the info roz. Really liking the look of this!
  • Deleted user 1 March 2012 12:31:10
    Once I'm finished with Snake Eater 3DS, I'll be getting this. Looks great, unsure about the controls though.
  • deez 1 Mar 2012 14:45:45 85 posts
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    The fact it comes with a stand worries me.
  • roz123 1 Mar 2012 15:07:06 7,113 posts
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    Thats just to keep it comfortable for long sessions, apparently its split 50/50 between people who prefer to play with it or without it.
  • roz123 6 Mar 2012 16:56:23 7,113 posts
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    First review from Official Nintendo Mag 91%.

    "It feels far bigger than the console upon which it appears, it's deeper than most home console titles and more content-packed than any other 3DS game yet released. Pit might've been sorry to keep us waiting, but this was a wait worth every second."
    They say its got good graphics and that the controls are intuative but take a little perseverance to get used to them at first.
    They are also giving away some AR cards with the magazine.

    Twitter account is still getting regular updates with little bits of info
    https://twitter.com/#!/KidIcarusUK

    Edited by roz123 at 16:57:27 06-03-2012
  • MatMan562 6 Mar 2012 17:06:14 2,522 posts
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    I always find it hard to trust 'Official' publications when it comes to exclusives but still good to see agreat score for the game. I played a demo of it at Gamefest and found it to be really fun, especially the aerial gameplay. I was a bit confused at how it controlled on ground but I imagine that's what they were referring to regarding perseverance.

    I'm not sure if i'll be getting it "Day One" yet but if I have the money I expect I will

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  • roz123 6 Mar 2012 17:58:52 7,113 posts
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    The official ones do usually end up above the average score, I wouldn't be surprised if this game gets mixed reviews because of the controls and because its quite a mixture of game types.
  • Raiko101 7 Mar 2012 01:22:40 6,466 posts
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    I can only see the controls being an issue with the 3D. I was fine with Metroid Prime: Hunters, but I did have to rest the console on my leg to play. It's just not comfortable supporting the weight of the console on one hand. The aiming was incredibly fast and yet smooth. So easy to pick up. I imagine it'll be exactly the same with this.

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  • roz123 7 Mar 2012 08:56:32 7,113 posts
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    True, I guess the stand might help with that.

    First Set of Japanese TV adverts


    Details of the 3 Animes coming to Nintendo Video. Looks like they are from decent studios
    http://kidicarus.nintendo.com/uprising/anime/

    Edited by roz123 at 08:57:12 07-03-2012
  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 09:16:38
    Hopefully Nintendo put a demo on the eshop soon.
  • roz123 8 Mar 2012 10:37:18 7,113 posts
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    This trailer here is the longest and most spoilerific yet
    It shows bosses, vehicles, new levels, weapons, everything. It looks great and one particular moment involving a battered prawn made me laugh.



    Edited by roz123 at 16:28:17 08-03-2012
  • Raiko101 8 Mar 2012 18:55:43 6,466 posts
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    Nintendo are the kings of getting the most out of limited hardware. The game looks really impressive. I think i'm going to have to put this on the pre-order list as well now, even though i'm still playing through Xenoblade.

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  • roz123 9 Mar 2012 10:41:06 7,113 posts
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    EDGE magazine gave it an 8. :D

    Kid Icarus is back, then, and it turns out we did miss him. With Uprising, those internet petitioners finally have something they can be proud of.

    The control scheme initially seems lopsided, but works wonderfully for the flying sections, while any slight clumsiness on foot is countered by a responsive dodge.

    A worryingly compulsive weapon-fusing system thrown in, adding a chunk of the Pokemon gene to a game that already feels like a smart splicing of Star Fox and Zelda.

    The video two posts above is in english and 3D on the eShop, well worth checking out as the dialogue is quite funny in a tounge in cheek way.

    There is also 3 hands on videos from GDC here

    Edited by roz123 at 10:47:03 09-03-2012
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