Pit has no air brakes.

It seems 3DS owners in Europe might have to keep waiting for Pit's long-awaited return: Kid Icarus: Uprising might not see release this year.

Nintendo Life reporter Marcel Van Duyn attended a Nintendo preview event today, where Kid Icarus: Uprising was marked down for a "Q1 2012" release, meaning it would miss the lucrative Christmas sales window.

While Nintendo Europe isn't averse to the idea of delaying finished games so they don't get lost in the Christmas rush — Kirby's Epic Yarn suffered a substantial delay — it would still be a huge disappointment if Project Sora's fancy flight-and-fighting game was released next year.

The official Nintendo Europe site only lists the game with a release date "to be determined".