Nintendo-funded Kid Icarus: Uprising developer Project Sora has closed.
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The 3DS XL, Nintendo's upcoming super-sized version of the 3DS, will gets its own Circle Pad Pro attachment.
While the 3DS XL features larger screens and an overall larger form factor, Nintendo did not include a second circle pad on the device. And its caboose is so big that it won't be able to squeeze into the current Circle Pad Pro attachment.
Never fear. An XL-sized version of the Circle Pad Pro will be released later in the year, Famitsu reports (via Andriasang).
The creator of 3DS shooter Kid Icarus: Uprising has said he's unlikely to develop a sequel.
Masahiro Sakurai was responsible for reigniting Nintendo's long-dormant Kid Icarus series. But he has now explained that Uprising's universe was not designed to spawn sequels.
"If by 'lasting universe' you mean to ask if there's a sequel, the answer is no," Sakurai flatly told IGN. "We pushed a lot into the game in order to let people have this short yet deep experience, but the novelty of that would likely grow thin in the next game.
New episodes flying onto 3DS.
Offering full support for twin analogue stick controls in Kid Icarus: Uprising would have been "technically impossible", according to the game's creator Masahiro Sakurai.
3DS franchise revival Kid Icarus: Uprising flew to the top of the Japanese software chart in its first week on release.
FIFA Street has scored a second week on top of the UK all formats chart. It managed the feat despite a 44 per cent drop in sales.
Eurogamer plays Nintendo's new aerial shooter.
Teasing a character out of 21 years of retirement offers a rare opportunity for the video game designer. Two decades is an epoch-and-a-half in game development terms - and so Masahiro Sakurai has been able to approach this, the third game in the Kid Icarus series, with none of the baggage of expectations that most of Nintendo's icons labour under.
Sakurai has always been a risk-taker within Nintendo. He developed the prototype for Super Smash Bros. in secret, knowing his employers would likely baulk at the idea of their beloved mascots tearing one another limb from limb. So too with Kid Icarus: Uprising we see a designer straining to broaden the definition of a Nintendo game.
This is a lithe, sharp, focused game that rewards skill, punishes stupidity and prizes high scores in a way that none of the publisher's output has dared to for the past five years. Kid Icarus is a contender's game - and, just maybe, a sign that the publisher has flown a little too close to the mainstream sun in recent times, and is ready to tumble back into more complex waters.
Nintendo has confirmed that 3DS game Kid Icarus: Uprising won't be available to buy in GAME and Gamestation.
Its list of shops selling the 3DS title does not include the struggling high street retailer - thought to be facing administration.
Uprising will be available to buy on the high street from the following shops: Argos, Asda, Blockbuster, Tesco, Dixons Stores Group, GameStop, HMV, Sainsbury's, Smyths Toys and Toys R Us.
Multiplayer footage flies in.
Fire Emblem: Awakening will launch in the UK this year on 3DS, Nintendo has confirmed.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed the good news in a presentation full of 3DS soundbites, including a new name and release date for Mario Tennis Open. It arrives for 3DS in Europe on 25th May.
Fire Emblem DLC available post-launch will expand the game via fresh maps and story episodes. It comes free, in Japan at least, for a limited time.
Higher and higher.
Nintendo will bundle Kid Icarus: Uprising with a 3DS stand when it launches in the UK on 23rd March.
Update: A Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer the company had "nothing to announce at this time".
Nintendo's forthcoming 3DS franchise reboot Kid Icarus: Uprising will support the Circle Pad Pro peripheral, creator Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed.
Evil doppelgänger spotted.
Nintendo has revealed a list of first and third-party games coming to its platforms early next year.
Nintendo fans can get 3D Classics: Kid Icarus for free when it launches on 5th January by registering two eligible 3DS titles online this Christmas.
It's not all doom and gloom for Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has become the first 3DS game to break through the million sales barrier.
Out this Christmas on 3DS.
Kid Icarus: Uprising has three-on-three multiplayer, Nintendo has revealed.
A brief trailer shown during the platform holder's E3 presentation, showed players going at it in what looked like arena combat modes.
Augmented reality cards will also be utilised, though Nintendo didn't explain in what capacity.
Is he really still a kid these days? Wouldn't Dad Icarus be a more appropriate name? Or something more relevant to what he might have been up to for the past few decades, such as Middle-Aged Divorcee Icarus?
Latest look at Nintendo's high-flyer.
The developer behind Kid Icarus Uprising has a recommendation for gamers who can't wait to get their grubby mitts on Nintendo's 3DS handheld: keep it still while playing.
NES hero gets a new dimension.
Nintendo has revealed that Masahiro Sakurai's long-forgotten "Project Sora" is a 3DS exclusive called Kid Icarus Uprising, which is "coming soon".