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Organise a Big Kid Icarus Event, Win Prizes

Posted by James Newton

Nintendo lays down shiny gauntlets

Every time Nintendo announces an event somewhere in the world, the response is always the same: "why couldn't it be where I live?" That won't be a problem on 19th May, as Nintendo is encouraging fans all over the world to hold their own events for Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Designating 19th May as "multiplayer battle day", Nintendo of America has created a Meetup Everywhere community to help people organise their own multiplayer events.

As an extra incentive to recruit as many players as possible, the groups with the most participants will win swag including AR cards and t-shirts.

If you hold your own event, have fun and be safe.

May 19 is Multiplayer Battle Day for Fans of Kid Icarus: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS
May 16, 2012

REDMOND, Wash., May 16, 2012 - Since the March 23 launch of Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Nintendo 3DS system, legions of fans have experienced the game's action-packed multiplayer features. To make it easier than ever for fans to come together, Nintendo of America has created a Multiplayer Battle Day Meetup Everywhere community that people can use to organize their own local Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer tournaments, meetups and social gatherings*.

Fans and Nintendo 3DS users are encouraged to get together and battle it out on Saturday, May 19, which has been designated as Kid Icarus: Uprising Multiplayer Battle Day. Using a broadband Internet connection or local wireless connection, players who own a Nintendo 3DS and Kid Icarus: Uprising can compete in the game's frenetic multiplayer modes, whether battling it out in three-on-three Light Versus Dark mode or six-player Free-for-All mode. The 20 groups with the most participants will receive special Kid Icarus: Uprising premium items such as AR Card packs and T-shirts, while supplies last.

Meetup Everywhere is a simple-to-use online platform that enables followers to coordinate local, real-life meetups based on shared interests. Nintendo 3DS users who are interested in sharing Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer experiences, trading AR cards with others or exchanging in-game weapons using StreetPass are invited to visit http://www.meetup.com/nintendo3ds to find events in their area or to plan their own meetups.

For more information about Kid Icarus: Uprising, available now exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system, visit http://kidicarus.nintendo.com/uprising.

[via meetup.com]

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User Comments (28)

Aviator

#1

Aviator said:

You cannot simply take ownership of a day.

plus that is the day of celebration of the nekkid king of australia
EDIT: as a matter of fact, that is every day

Happy Nekkid King of Australia Day!!

3dbrains

#2

3dbrains said:

I am holding an event in Waterside shopping centre, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Come fight with me!

Alienfish

#3

Alienfish said:

Dang! That's no where near where I live! Hold on, wrong complaint.
Dang! They still give the advantage to big cities since I would never be able to get enough people together in my small town to win any swag!

metafaniel

#4

metafaniel said:

"Using a broadband Internet connection or local wireless connection, players who own a Nintendo 3DS and Kid Icarus: Uprising can compete in the game's frenetic multiplayer modes, whether battling it out in three-on-three Light Versus Dark mode or six-player Free-for-All mode. The 20 groups with the most participants will receive special Kid Icarus: Uprising premium items such as AR Card packs and T-shirts, while supplies last."

SO... How can this be possible?? More info is needed about this, do you know something @James ? Is it possible to win playing only online? Or this requires playing in local wireless? How will they at Nintendo know who wins? Much much more info about the prizes and how to get them is needed!

Marakuto

#5

Marakuto said:

I know some people who would be up for it and a few people do play Uprising near my area but if I was to do it on that day I would face consequences later.

James

#8

James said:

@metafaniel Nintendo is basically talking up KI's online functions here — you do not need to be online to participate in this event, Nintendo's just saying that KI has online play. I would assume Nintendo is using Meetup Everywhere to see how many people are attending :)

Onett

#9

Onett said:

I'm holding one at the Burbank Town Center next to Cartoon Network studios. I only know of maybe six other people who play but the power of Facebook might be able to pull more people together. Time to create an event page! :D

mattatron

#10

mattatron said:

This just happens to be the day of metro detroits comicon so i will be piggy backing off that and say anyone attending is in my event. I am totally gonna win suck an egg losers

SkywardLink98

#12

SkywardLink98 said:

D: I'll never win. My town just got started like 15 years ago D: and like 20 years ago it was just a single road and a farm D: I'll never win :( :( :(
(Ah well, my friend and I will make an event anyway :D and I know my local Nintendo representative :D)

CommanderAudio

#14

CommanderAudio said:

Noooooooooo.

There's only two people who live in my village that have a 3DS (Myself included) and I'm the only one who owns KI. Dang and blast

3DSLUIGI

#15

3DSLUIGI said:

I would love to do like a group 3DS meet-up for Kid Icarus: Uprising. The only problem with that is not many ppl are in the area where I live.

ueI

#16

ueI said:

This sounds like fun, but I don't really get it. Where exactly would people meet? The website just has city names, but cities are big. Is the wireless so powerful that people play multiplayer a mile apart? And what time are the events? All day? I may or may not want to participate, but I certainly can't with my current understanding of the event!

CommanderAudio

#17

CommanderAudio said:

@Aviator And a Happy Nekkid King of Austraila Day to you also! I don't come from Australia and I never knew it exsisted but what the heck.

P.S I added your 3DS FC. Please add me back
4554-0106-9407

Victoria

#19

Victoria said:

Would have been nice to have a bit more of a warning this was coming up than just 2 days.

LordJumpMad

#20

LordJumpMad said:

Ok, you got it Nintendo.
I'm having a big Kid Icarus bon fire show.
Just grab your Kid Icarus game, and throw it in the fire, Nintendo didn't say we really had to play it.

dizzy_boy

#22

dizzy_boy said:

i would have been happier if nintendo had made it a multiplayer day for any game. just promoting it as a kid icarus event may put off alot of extra people that might think about turning up to a local gathering.

Kyloctopus

#23

Kyloctopus said:

If anyone is in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area, not Grand Theft Auto) lemme know and reply to this message.

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