Kid Icarus: Uprising- Please Delay Until 2012
Nintendo should push Pit's latest adventure into next year for all territories.
After insisting for months that Kid Icarus: Uprising was on track for 2011, Nintendo eventually delayed the hardcore title into next year for Europe, official release date unknown.
This decision drew the ire of many disappointed fans, who had hoped to see Pit back in action after a 20-year hiatus; Super Smash Bros. Brawl appearance excluded.
That said, the big N was wise to push Uprising into 2012 for a variety of reasons, all of which may have hurt the game's chances at success this holiday season.
In fact, we think it should see a delay across all territories, including the U.S.
On that note, here's why.
Masahiro Sakurai and his team encountered problems
In a recent interview, Sakurai openly admitted issues with Kid Icarus: Uprising's development. While he neglected to elaborate, we'd rather give this talented designer and his group of developers plenty of time to make sure the game lives up to the hype.
Multiplayer needs work
Having played Uprising's six-person multiplayer, and hating it, it's clear this ambitious mode needs some love. Better the developers make necessary tweaks than Nintendo rushing the game to market.
Nintendo already booked its holiday schedule
Nintendo could have easily squeezed Kid Icarus in there somewhere, but doing so could have potentially damaged the game's chances at retail, especially if it dropped too close to those Mario titles. At least this way, Uprising can debut in January, February or March uncontested. This also gives fans something to look forward to during a potential early year drought.
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