Nintendo Finally Realizes Kid Icarus Was Awesome: Kid Icarus Uprising Announced For 3DS

I honestly can’t believe Nintendo never made a sequel to Kid Icarus. It’s been 23 years since they released that bizarre Ancient Greece themed platformer, and since then we’ve had to console ourselves with warm fuzzy 8 bit nostalgia (including a Wii virtual console version). No joke, Kid icarus was awesome, but the strange combo of Mario, Metroid and Zelda was overshadowed by Nintendo’s other classics, and never given the franchise treatment its NES era siblings got. Apparently, Nintendo now agrees that was stupid, because one of the coolest things to come out of today’s E3 presser is the announcement of Kid Icarus: Uprising, a launch title for 3DS that almost makes up for nearly 30 years of neglect. If the trailer above has you as excited as it has me then you can barely wait for 3DS. And you’re probably making an embarrassing spectacle of yourself.

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1 Comment on Nintendo Finally Realizes Kid Icarus Was Awesome: Kid Icarus Uprising Announced For 3DS

Earnest

On June 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Even without the game’s history, this trailer was exciting in its own right.