Kid Icarus: Uprising reveals weapon fusion, online multiplayer, and the Dawnbreaker
With Kid Icarus: Uprising set to launch very soon, Sakurai-san explains in detail the weapon fusion system, multiplayer, and more. There are nine different weapon types; clubs, palms, cannons, staffs, claws, arms, bows, blades, and orbiters. The higher the intensity (difficulty) the greater the loot you will receive when playing through the single player.
Weapon fusion is introduced, which allows players to take weapons with varying attributes and combine them to make something unique. Street Pass will allow users to share their weapon designs and players can spend hearts to unlock them. Sakurai-san also mentioned the Dawnbreaker, which is essential a one shot super weapon broken into three pieces in a multiplayer stage. Find all three pieces during a match and BOOM! You can really turn the tide of battle when online.
Kid Icarus Uprising multiplayer was detailed showing off a few modes. The Light vs. Dark is an interesting combat mode that requires teamwork to win. Three player teams essentially share a health bar and weapon enough players have died, one will be reincarnated as Pit (or Dark Pit). Thos angels must be defended in a sort of last man standing mode, first team to lose their angel, lose the match. There is also a Free-For-All mode, which much like the Light vs. Dark mode, can be played online and globally. Kid Icarus will launch on March 23rd and comes with six AR cards, a silly stand, and even the 3D classics Kid Icarus at specific retailers.
The more I learn about this game, the more I'm interested. This might be worth a purchase down the road and I'm sure that the Dawnbringer will be something that everyone will fight over in multiplayer. The weapon fusion sounds interesting...
This fusion thing sounds like the weapon combos featured in Gunstar Heroes. I hope the game is as good as they're making it sound to be.
Wow this game just gets awesomer and awesomerr! I really loved how there are many kinds of wepons! I do wonder if they delayed just for the online mode.
Welp... looks like there's a second must-own 3DS game for me. Also, did anyone else see the Metroids at about 8:30 in?
The multiplayer is kinda like Super Smash Bros. in 3D. Course, it is form Sakurai, so what do you expect...
Game looks great so far. I really like how they balanced out the weapons, where it can hurt your team rather then help you (makes me wonder how they work for FFA though.) I also liked how the person who "killed" Dark Pit at the end helped him up, like they were just having fun the whole time. Nice touch.
I have to admit I love this, but part of me is thinking they're trying to put to much into it :/ Although I think it's going to do amazing simply for a 3D (not the effect) super smash like experience. This is gonna probably be the game to beat all year for the 3DS
I am SO GETTING THIS GAME!!!
and just watch, somehow that stand is going to actually revolutionize gaming >_> Suddenly Vita and iDevices are going to use stands...