Kid Icarus: Uprising
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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
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
Dunno, looks a bit crap tbh.
I might cancel my pre-order and pick it up when it's going cheap instead...
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 24,498 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.
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.
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 26,498 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
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
Edited by roz123 at 10:10:52 17-02-2012
Looking really good.
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.
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
There are some more japanese videos here
And some screenshots and art here
Edited by roz123 at 11:42:41 01-03-2012
Cheers for the info roz. Really liking the look of this!
Once I'm finished with Snake Eater 3DS, I'll be getting this. Looks great, unsure about the controls though.
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The fact it comes with a stand worries me.
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.
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
Edited by roz123 at 16:57:27 06-03-2012
MatMan562 2,893 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
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.
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.
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
Edited by roz123 at 08:57:12 07-03-2012
Hopefully Nintendo put a demo on the eshop soon.
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
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.
EDGE magazine gave it an 8.
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