With its local and worldwide multiplayer mode, Kid Icarus: Uprising is another Nintendo game perfectly suited to competitive play. As part of the promotion for the release, Nintendo of America has been running regional tournaments for lucky winners to receive a paid trip to a National Championship in New York: we've already reported on one of the mysteriously named champions, Draenmhar.
Details for the tournament finale have now been confirmed, with the nine regional winners being joined by members of the public. There'll be Kid Icarus themed snacks, prizes and a chance to buy the game early, as well as the all-important National Championship. It's all happening on Thursday, with the details below.
Nintendo and GameStop are inviting fans of multiplayer video game action to face off in the final round of an epic tournament. The tournament will be held at a GameStop store in New York to celebrate the launch of Kid Icarus: Uprising, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS system, and will provide attendees the opportunity to purchase the game in advance of its March 23 launch. The event is the culmination of a nationwide tournament in which players from San Francisco, Orlando, Fla., and Los Angeles had the opportunity to compete for a trip to New York. Three winners from each regional tournament will be vying for the championship title. This tournament will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can also snack on treats from a Kid Icarus food truck and receive special Kid Icarus-themed prizes while supplies last.
The original Kid Icarus game for NES captured the imaginations of gamers, and now Kid Icarus: Uprising brings the action and adventure of this beloved series to new heights on the Nintendo 3DS system. The dark goddess Medusa and her Underworld Army have returned to bring destruction to the world, and Pit the heroic angel must fend off the invasion. Jump into the intense air and ground combat with intuitive touch-screen controls, stunning 3D visuals and fully voiced narration. Beyond the deep single-player mode, experience frenetic multiplayer modes with up to six players over a broadband Internet connection or via a local wireless connection. For more information about Kid Icarus: Uprising, visit http://kidicarus.nintendo.com/uprising.
Video game fans in the New York area
Thursday, March 22
Open game play: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tournament play: 5-8 p.m.
Championship round: 8-9 p.m.
New York, NY 10024
If you do pick up the game then you may find some of the Nintendo Life staff in the online multiplayer, and if you want to know more about it check out our Kid Icarus: Uprising review.