Nintendo to travel across America to hand out more free Kid Icarus AR Cards
As you may remember, Nintendo hosted a special Kid Icarus event yesterday at various GameStops in the US and Canada, which not only gave customers the chance to play a demo of the 3DS title, but to also pick up free packs of the Kid Icarus AR Cards, which have become a sought after item among Nintendo collectors.
I realize that some of you were disappointed that your local store wasn't taking part in the event, while others were unable to make it due to the sheer lack of notice (for which I am very sorry but in my defense it was poorly advertised).
However, you might just have another chance to pick up these ever elusive AR cards, as Nintendo will be hosting several more of these demo events at select GameStops and Best Buys across the US (no Canadian locations? I am disappoint!) spanning from April 21 to May 12.
Click here for the full list of dates and locations.
If you are still unable to get your hands on these cards, you should know that Nintendo has also placed 1-3 cards in the most recent issues of Nintendo Power, Game Informer, and Best Buy's @Gamer Magazine. You can also acquire 3 of the cards by purchasing the Prima Strategy Guide for Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Oh and Nintendo will also be giving away cards at both San Diego Comic Con (July 12-15) and PAX Prime (August 26-28).
I'm beginning to think that Nintendo should consider selling these things. Seriously. I'm quite sure they'd make a fortune.
I like Nintendo`s marketing strategies, traveling across America and giving free gifts to kids is great, no other company did that. I was staying in whirlpool suites in Caribbeans when the event took place in my city, my kids would love to check them out.
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-Sigh- No Utah...
Nintendo! Y U NO Love Europe?!? D8<
Son of a gun, the place for my area is literally next door to where I work, Score!
there's also some cards in this month's @gamer magazine from bestbuy, got myself a copy from my subsciption
Although it's not the same as having the physical cards, you can just use the AR mode to get scans that people put up of the cards. It even works with the Japanese versions.
Does anyone know which issue of Game Informer has/or will have the cards in it?
Still not near me! :D Gotta love living in Connecticut...
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!.....is what I'd say if they sold them in stores.
Nintendo Power is my bet. I have a Gamestop in town, but it doesn't carry those cards.
I'm more happier that I'm going to comic con this year. : D