Tag Archives: Kid Icarus
Developer: Project Sora
Release Date: March 23, 2012
It’s been nearly two decades of hiatus since Pit’s appearance on the NES marked the beginning of his quest to vanquish the encroaching army of evil monsters. Now our winged hero has returned for another adventurous battle against the forces of the Underworld, this time in a new title for the Nintendo 3DS system. The franchise is about 15 years late in making the shift to 3D, but its unique sense of self-deprecating humor assists the game in making a light-hearted (though still slightly bumpy) transition.
Nintendo’s advertisements for Kid Icarus: Uprising seemed to focus on drawing in a new crowd, rather than appealing to fans of the original games. In fact, Nintendo of America made a post on their Facebook page pronouncing that “Pit from Super Smash Bros Brawl” had finally received “his own game.” Perhaps they just have a poor memory? The developers definitely didn’t, having included many (often humorous) references to the original Kid Icarus in the new sequel. Which begs the question: How well does Uprising bridge the gulf left by an entire generation of dormancy?