E3: Kid Icarus: Uprising Trailer

A closer look at the game fans have been waiting an excruciatingly long time for.

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Not unlike the Kid Icarus franchise itself, Medusa has been resurrected. We know this not just because we saw her standing 50 feet tall in all her glory, but also because Pit told us as much in a trailer shown at Nintendo’s presser. That’s right, a first party developed and published Nintendo game is going to feature full voice acting. It’s certainly a bit on the cheesy side, but this isn’t exactly the most serious of games, so it might work out well enough. In any case, I’m just happy to see Nintendo dusting itself off and trying this “novel concept” again after screwing up voice work in Metroid: Other M so badly.

If the voice work was underwhelming, the graphics were anything but. As you’ll see in the video, Pit is going to be mixing it up with some incredibly impressive enemies that tower above him. The winged Grecian was shown in a variety of combat scenarios. The highlights are a giant three-headed flying dragon and the aforementioned Medusa. Uprising looks set to be a graphical showpiece for the platform.

Nintendo also had a surprise in store for us: multiplayer. Players will choose between ranged and melee weapons before jumping into 3 v 3 combat matches. The objective is to take down the other team’s angel (presumably while protecting your own). Angels look to be powered-up VIPs. It isn’t clear yet whether or not this will be the only mode available.

Kid Icarus: Uprising will arrive on the 3DS “later this year.”

[Image via Destructoid.]

Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo

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Nick has been a gamer since the 8-bit days and a member of the MTB editorial team since January of 2011. He is not to be interrupted while questing his way through an RPG or desperately clinging to hope against all reason that his Philly sports teams will win any given game he may be watching. Seriously folks, reading this acknowledges that you relieve MTB of any and all legal liability for his actions.

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