Kid Icarus: Uprising To Feature Collectible AR Cards & Tournaments
The return of Kid Icarus is ready to get all CCG in your face.
Every copy of Kid Icarus: Uprising comes with six augmented reality (AR) cards for use in a special AR character battle mode in the game. Now, Nintendo has told Siliconera that there will be "hundreds" of these cards available. Nintendo hasn't mentioned how these cards will be distributed, but the company could sell booster packs or give the away at special events, like upcoming multiplayer tournaments.
Nintendo has announced that multiplayer tournaments for Kid Icarus will happen at select GameStop stores in North America starting March 8. Regional brackets will include events in San Francisco (March 8), Orlando, Fla., (March 11), and Los Angeles (March 15). Three winners from each market will be chosen to compete in a national championship event in New York on March 22.
Nintendo will also be selling the game at the final event, allowing consumers to pick up the game one day prior to its official launch date of March 23.