Series 2 of Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards Launching This Summer
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 2nd Aug 2012
Nintendo has announced that the second series of Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Card packs will be distributed at a number of events starting Aug. 3. Building upon the popular first series of cards distributed around the launch of the game, the Series 2 AR Cards feature different characters, enemies, weapons and items that appear in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Also, for the first time, players will find AR Cards representing various locations found within the game.
The game recognizes these specially designed cards when viewed using the built-in camera of the Nintendo 3DS system. Viewing an AR Card with the game also unlocks the corresponding Idol on the AR Card, which reveals additional information about that card. Placing down two AR Cards at once will initiate an AR Card Battle in which players can watch the two Idols engage in combat. With the location AR Cards now available in Series 2, these AR Battles can even take place on backgrounds from different locations in the game. Players can even snap photos when the AR Card characters come to life, and then view them within the Nintendo 3DS Camera application. Kid Icarus: Uprising is available now on Nintendo 3DS.
Gamers in the US can score packs of the special AR Cards in the coming weeks at Penny Arcade Expo (Aug. 31 Sept. 2, Seattle) and New York Comic-Con (Oct. 11 13, New York) -- attendees are encouraged to stop by the Nintendo booth for Series 2 AR Card packs. Nintendo will announce additional plans for these events at a later time.
Not going to PAX or NYCC? If you are in the New York area you can attend Kid Icarus: Uprising events at the Nintendo World store and will be given Series 2 AR Card packs starting on Aug. 3. The events take place every Friday from 6 8 p.m. Eastern time. Additionally, gamers will also have the opportunity to get Series 2 AR card packs at game-play sessions at select retail locations later this year. Exact dates and details will be announced at a later time.
For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds. Kid Icarus: Uprising is available in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $39.99 in the United States. For more information, please visit http://kidicarusuprising.nintendo.com.